The Green Kitchen Initiative Keeps Growing

For the past three years, we have encouraged tenants to make their daily operations “greener” through tailored, practical SD initiatives. One of these is our Green Kitchen Initiative, which provides a platform for our portfolio management teams and our tenants to have sustainability conversations before fit-out and renovation projects. Both sides can collaborate to reduce energy and water usage and improve air quality and waste management to enhance the sustainability performance of food and beverage outlets in our malls.

The Green Kitchen Award programme applauds tenants who actively adopt recommendations in our Green Kitchen Technical Guidelines. In 2020, 19 restaurants received this recognition. In total, 27 food and beverage outlets in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland have been recognised with our Green Kitchen Award.

This year’s winning tenants adopted green measures such as:

  • Setting up food waste recycling and recycling for other items like glass bottles, metal cans, and coffee grounds;
  • Installing water flow regulators and dishwashers with water recycling and heat recovery functions;
  • Putting in place demand controlled or variable speed exhaust systems to conserve energy use by kitchen exhaust fans and associate cooling and heating costs; and
  • Selecting energy efficient cooking and kitchen appliances.

For the past three years, we have encouraged tenants to make their daily operations “greener” through tailored, practical SD initiatives. One of these is our Green Kitchen Initiative, which provides a platform for our portfolio management teams and our tenants to have sustainability conversations before fit-out and renovation projects. Both sides can collaborate to reduce energy and water usage and improve air quality and waste management to enhance the sustainability performance of food and beverage outlets in our malls.

The Green Kitchen Award programme applauds tenants who actively adopt recommendations in our Green Kitchen Technical Guidelines. In 2020, 19 restaurants received this recognition. In total, 27 food and beverage outlets in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland have been recognised with our Green Kitchen Award.

This year’s winning tenants adopted green measures such as:

  • Setting up food waste recycling and recycling for other items like glass bottles, metal cans, and coffee grounds;
  • Installing water flow regulators and dishwashers with water recycling and heat recovery functions;
  • Putting in place demand controlled or variable speed exhaust systems to conserve energy use by kitchen exhaust fans and associate cooling and heating costs; and
  • Selecting energy efficient cooking and kitchen appliances.

Focusing on Urban Farming at The Loop

Launched in 2017, The Loop is our SD exhibition centre at Taikoo Place. The Loop features a recycling centre, food waste composter, “eco-art” installation and edible garden, amongst other exhibitions. This 4,000 sq ft space in Taikoo Place encourages tenants and the wider community to “close the loop” by incorporating sustainable practices into their business operations and daily lives.

In 2020, our tenant engagement efforts at The Loop were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there was a renewed focus on urban farming. In collaboration with a local farming group, we engaged 76 office workers in urban farming programmes which produced five harvests that resulted in donations to local NGO Feeding Hong Kong totalling approximately 45kg of produce. The Loop also collected 446 tonnes of recyclables this year.

Looking ahead, The Loop intends to engage the wider office community by getting more tenants on board with both regular farming programmes and workshops using crops harvested from The Loop.

Launched in 2017, The Loop is our SD exhibition centre at Taikoo Place. The Loop features a recycling centre, food waste composter, “eco-art” installation and edible garden, amongst other exhibitions. This 4,000 sq ft space in Taikoo Place encourages tenants and the wider community to “close the loop” by incorporating sustainable practices into their business operations and daily lives.

In 2020, our tenant engagement efforts at The Loop were significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but there was a renewed focus on urban farming. In collaboration with a local farming group, we engaged 76 office workers in urban farming programmes which produced five harvests that resulted in donations to local NGO Feeding Hong Kong totalling approximately 45kg of produce. The Loop also collected 446 tonnes of recyclables this year.

Looking ahead, The Loop intends to engage the wider office community by getting more tenants on board with both regular farming programmes and workshops using crops harvested from The Loop.

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Offering More Free Energy Audits

In 2020, we continued to conduct free energy audits for our tenants to help them identify energy saving opportunities.

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Helping our Tenants Get Even Greener

In 2020, we launched a new campaign which encourages our tenants to start or expand their waste reduction and recycling efforts. An e-newsletter sent to all tenants highlighted what can and cannot be recycled, gave simple steps on how offices can start recycling food waste, and offered practical tips on reducing the use of single-use plastics. Reader-friendly posters also promoted how to properly recycle paper, plastic, metal, glass bottles and food waste.

In 2020, we launched a new campaign which encourages our tenants to start or expand their waste reduction and recycling efforts. An e-newsletter sent to all tenants highlighted what can and cannot be recycled, gave simple steps on how offices can start recycling food waste, and offered practical tips on reducing the use of single-use plastics. Reader-friendly posters also promoted how to properly recycle paper, plastic, metal, glass bottles and food waste.

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Tenant Social Initiatives

We work to create social initiatives that connect our tenants with each other and with the wider community.

Customers

Customer feedback is vital to understanding our customers’ needs so that we can continue to improve our services and offerings.

Tenants

We work closely with our commercial tenants to help them integrate sustainability practices into their operations.