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Architectural Services Department - ArchSD Sustainability Report 2015

Objectives and Targets

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Objectives and Targets

We are committed to continually improving our sustainability performance. To this end, we have set a number of annual sustainability objectives and targets to gauge our performance. In 2014, we achieved most of our targets regarding environmental, social and project quality issues. Details of our achievements during the year and the targets for 2015 are tabulated below.

Long Term Objectives Targets for 2014 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2015
Reduce water consumption All water taps in new projects shall be Grade 2 or above under the Voluntary Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme (WELS) of Water Supplies Department (WSD) unless there are genuine operational or technical needs for not doing so (such as water taps for cleansing, clinical and laboratory use) All water taps in the 13 new projects are Grade 2 or above under WELS of WSD except due to genuine operational or technical needs Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
In not less than 80% of new projects, either rainwater/ grey water recycling system should be installed. 94% (16 out of 17) of projects installed rainwater/ grey water recycling system Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Reduce energy consumption To achieve OTTV standard of not more than 23 W/m2 for 100% of all new projects with air conditioning installations, and 70% of these projects to achieve an even lower OTTV of not more than 18 W/m2 100% (11 out of 11) projects with OTTV less than 23 W/m2, and 82% (9 out of 11) projects with OTTV less than 18 W/m2 Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Promote a healthy and sustainable development 70% of the new in-house and outsourced projects with Capital Project Estimate (CPE) / Approved Project Estimate (APE) greater than $30 millions shall use pulverised-fly ash (PFA) concrete 100% (3 out of 3) of the new projects have used PFA concrete Complied 80% of the new in-house and outsourced projects with CPE/APE greater than $30M shall use PFA concrete
Improve green housekeeping management To reduce A4 paper consumption by 7.5% as compared with the base year 2005 Actual consumption of A4 paper in 2014 was 18,485 reams. With data normalised, there were 39.8% and 0.9% saving when compared with 2005 and 2013 respectively Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
To reduce electricity consumption (exclude A/C system) by 6% at QGO as compared with the base year 2007 Actual consumption up to Q4 of 2014 was 1,046,901 kWh. With data normalised [1], the consumption was 987,687 kWh. There was 21.3% saving when compared with 2007 while 1.4% increase when compared with 2013 Complied To reduce electricity consumption (exclude A/C system) by 6% at QGO as compared with the base year 2012
To reduce electricity consumption by 6% at APB as compared with the base year 2007 Actual consumption up to Q4 of 2014 was 2,509,399 kWh. With data normalised [1], the consumption was 1,653,007 kWh. There was 27.2% and 9.5% saving when compared with 2007 and 2013 respectively Complied To reduce electricity consumption by 6% at APB as compared with the base year 2012
[1] The electricity consumption was normalised with the consideration of number of server rooms and number of staff.
Long Term Objectives Targets for 2014 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2015
Improve the quality of our services and project delivery To monitor the expenditure on Capital Works Programme (CWP) projects within ArchSD's purview against the original estimates, ensuring that the under-spending does not exceed 5% of the corresponding provisions in the Printed Estimates Original Estimate was $9,774.3 millions. As at 31/12/2014, the outturn forecast is $9,964.2 millions, which represents an over-spending of $189.9 millions (1.9%) when compared to the Original Estimate Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
100% of the completed projects to achieve Satisfied Level or above on the overall performance in Client Satisfaction Survey 100% (21 out of 21 projects) of the projects have achieved Satisfied Level or above on the overall performance Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
To update, review and issue corrigendum for BS General Specifications (2012 Edition) The review and issue of corrigendum for BS General Specifications (2012 Edition) was completed Complied To update and review not less than 2 nos. of Equipment Schedule/ Proforma Specification for building service installations
To commence not less than 90% of new Public Works Programme (PWP) projects scheduled in 2014 in accordance with the commencement dates committed in the 2013 Resource Allocation Exercise (RAE) 100% (2 out of 2) of new projects (excluding B- projects and purchase items and those which are delayed due to external factors beyond ArchSD’s Control) commenced works in 2014 Complied To commence not less than 90% of new PWP projects scheduled in 2015 in accordance with the commencement dates committed in the 2014 RAE
Long Term Objectives Targets for 2014 Achievements Target Compliances Targets for 2015
Minimising accident rate for ArchSD staff Accident rate for ArchSD staff should be not more than 2 occupational injuries per 1,000 staff per year There were 5 reportable accidents of ArchSD staff in 2014, equivalent to an accident rate of 2.78 reportable accidents per 1,000 staff

The office occupational health & safety (OHS) environment is considered satisfactory after review. We have taken preventive measures to enhance staff's safety awareness, including:
  • displaying OHS posters at prominent locations in our office premises; and
  • conducting an in-house talk on Occupational Health for office workers.
Not complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Minimising the accident rate in ArchSD contracts Accident rate in ArchSD contracts should be less than 0.6 reportable accident per 100,000 man-hours worked 0.30 reportable accidents per 100,000 man-hours worked Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Maintaining safety and health awareness of professional, technical and site supervisory staff, consultants and contractors with in-house briefing At least 4 in-house workshops on safety and health should be organised 4 in-house workshops / seminars were conducted Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Promoting the awareness on safety and health amongst construction workers At least 40% of ArchSD contracts would participate in the ArchSD Site Safety Model Worker Award Scheme Up to 30/11/2014, 81% of ArchSD contracts participated in Safety Model Worker Award Scheme Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Promoting the awareness on safety and health amongst contractors At least 50% of ArchSD eligible new works contracts and 35% of eligible maintenance term contracts would participate in Development Bureau Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme (CCSAS) 100% (20 out of 20) of eligible ArchSD new works contracts and 68% (17 out of 25) of eligible maintenance term contracts participated in CCSAS 2014 Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015
Strengthening health and safety knowledge for project staff with external training At least 12 external safety training courses on latest safety technology, current safety legislation, accident investigation, etc. should be arranged for project and office staff per year 20 external training courses were conducted with 317 professionals, technical staff and site staff attended Complied 2014 targets to be maintained in 2015

 

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