SHKP supports Earth Hour for the 13th consecutive year with over 310 properties taking part to conserve energy and protect the environment
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) promotes healthy and sustainable living. This year, SHKP participated in Earth Hour, a worldwide lights-off campaign organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), for the 13th consecutive year and is one of the corporations with the largest number of buildings participating in the campaign in Hong Kong. SHKP mobilized over 310 commercial and industrial buildings, shopping malls and residential estates it owns or manages to switch off non-essential lights for an hour on the evening of 27 March, putting energy conservation and environmental protection into practice.
The participating buildings spanned various districts and included the following:
- Sun Hung Kai Centre, SHKP headquarters: Since 2005, Sun Hung Kai Centre has achieved an aggregate energy consumption reduction of over 46 million kWh, equivalent to about 37,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, by adopting a variety of energy-conservation measures. In 2019 and 2020, the building achieved the ‘Excellent’ rating in the Selective Scheme of BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0, organized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.
- The International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper: ICC was the first building in the city to obtain the BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 Platinum Certificate. Last year, it obtained the highest honour under BREEAM In-Use, a green building assessment method by the British Research Establishment (BRE), and became the first building in Hong Kong certified by BREEAM. ICC is thus among the top 3% of green buildings in the world.
- Uptown Plaza, winner of the Gold Award, Property Management (Commercial & Industrial), 2019 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence; and YOHO Midtown, winner of the Silver Award, Property Management (Residential), 2019 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
On the mainland, the Group’s large-scale integrated landmarks, such as Shanghai IFC, Shanghai ICC, ITC and Nanjing IFC, as well as flagship malls and residential projects in Beijing and Guangzhou took part in the event.
In addition to developing premium properties and providing excellent services, SHKP puts into practice its belief in Building Homes with Heart by actively fulfilling its social responsibilities while giving back to the community.
To encourage the general public to participate in nature protection, the Group has worked together with Green Power for 10 straight years to implement the SHKP Love Nature Campaign. The campaign combines elements such as education, nature appreciation and outdoor exploration to help kindergarten and primary school students develop environmental awareness. To date, over 56,000 kg of waste and recyclables have been collected, and more than 60 school visits for kindergarten and primary school students have been conducted. During class suspension because of the pandemic, the SHKP Love Nature Campaign produced online interactive educational videos and materials on nature ecology for students to continue to learn at home.
For details about SHKP’s initiatives and events to promote sustainable development, please view its latest Sustainability Report by visiting the Group’s website (www.shkp.com).
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