Inspiration: Construction Industry Council Zero Carbon Building, Hong Kong, China
January 2013 | Inspiration
Project: Construction Industry Council Zero Carbon Building
Firm: Arup Location: Hong Kong, China
Energy Consumption: Net-Zero Building
Image Credit: Arup
Opened in June 2012, the Construction Industry Council’s (CIC) Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) is a pioneering project to showcase state-of-the-art zero carbon building technologies and raise community awareness of sustainable living in Hong Kong. Through daylighting, cross-ventilation, a high-performance façade, high-volume-low-speed fans, radiant cooling, and desiccant dehumidifation the building achieves significant energy reductions.
Local materials, such as glass and wood, were used to further lower the carbon footprint of the building and on-site photovoltaics and a large-scale biodiesel generator produce more energy than the building consumes. The ZCB achieved BREAM Plus Platinum rating, the highest rating for excellence in building environmental performance in Hong Kong.