Innovating Beyond The Moment

Adopting Sustainable and
Green Building Design

Supporting the UNSDGs

We adopt active and passive sustainable building designs, to enhance energy efficiency and thermal comfort

Buildings account for about 90% of Hong Kong’s total electricity usage, attributing to over 60% of carbon emissions of the city. To reduce their environmental impact, we actively adopt innovative, sustainable and smart designs, and promote the effective use of energy, materials and land.

Passive Design Approaches

Passive design harness building architecture to provide energy-saving benefits and enhance thermal comfort. With appropriate planning, disposition, orientation, building form and material selection, the interaction between buildings and the local microclimate is optimised.

Aspects to be considered include:

Mitigating heat island effect or elevated temperature


Reducing heat gain through building envelopes

Natural ventilation

Passive cooling

Air ventilation around buildings

Active Sustainable Building Design Approaches

Active design approaches utilise electrical and mechanical systems to create comfortable and sustainable conditions. Such systems contribute to improving energy efficiency, water conservation and indoor air quality.

Aspects to be considered include:

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and water-efficient devices

Lighting systems

Renewable energy technologies

Selection of Sustainable
Construction Materials

The selection and prioritisation of sustainable construction methods and materials are also key aspects of sustainable buildings. During construction, prefabrication and pollution control are commonly practised. Additionally, the 3R principles – reduce, reuse and recycle – are widely adopted to effectively manage construction and demolition waste. When sourcing materials for new building projects, ArchSD is committed to using sustainable materials such as recycled materials and timber from well-managed sources.

Projects With Sustainable Features

Case Study

Transport Department Vehicle Examination Complex

Case Study

Conversion of the former French Mission Building for accommodation use by law-related organisations and related purposes