Building/Asset Investments

GRI 417
HKEX Aspect A3, B6, KPI A3.1, B6.4

As part of our management approach to identify and manage significant impacts of our buildings on the environment and natural resources, we aim to obtain certification for our buildings under environmental building assessment schemes that provide benchmarks and objective standards against which we can measure our performance.

We support green building development as part of the Building/Asset Investments focus area. The relevant SDGs are:

SDG 11

Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

SDG 12

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Demonstrating and Sustaining Green Building Leadership

We employ an integrated design approach to our projects in accordance with the requirements of several internationally-recognised standards and rating schemes, requiring members of our projects and operations teams to work together in areas ranging from building design to construction and operation.

We also encourage our tenants to participate in environmental building assessment schemes and work closely with them to implement sustainability strategies that will help them to achieve the relevant certifications.

These schemes include:

  • BEAM Plus, a set of standards recognised and certified by the Hong Kong Green Building Council
  • LEED, a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council
  • China Green Building Design Label, issued by the Ministry of Construction in the Chinese mainland
  • WELL, a certification scheme developed by the International WELL Building Institute

Green Buildings as a Percentage of our Portfolio

0 %
of projects under development25 achieved the highest ratings of green building certification
0 %
of all existing buildings26 are certified green buildings, of which 85% have achieved the highest ratings

Type and Number of Green Building Certification, Rating and Labelling Schemes,
as at 31st December 2020

0
buildings27earned BEAM or BEAM Plus certification, with 30 of those achieving the highest ratings (Excellent or Platinum)
0
buildings earned LEED certification, achieving either Platinum or Gold ratings
0
mixed-use developments achieved Gold ratings under the LEED for Neighbourhood Development

Green Buildings Certified in 2020

BEAM Plus

One Taikoo Place
  • Final Platinum (New Buildings Version 1.2)
Commercial Building Development at 46-56 Queen’s Road East
  • Provisional Platinum (New Buildings Version 2.0)
EIGHT STAR STREET
  • Provisional Platinum (New Buildings Version 2.0)

LEED

One Taikoo Place
  • Final Platinum (Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development Version 2009)
Commercial Building Development at 46-56 Queen’s Road East
  • Precertification Platinum (Building Design and Construction: Core and Shell Development Version 4)

China Green Building Design Label

Taikoo Li Qiantan
  • 2-star

WELL

Commercial Building Development at 46-56 Queen’s Road East
  • Platinum Precertification (Core and Shell) v1
25
“Projects under development” refers to projects that are under construction or in the precertification stage. It does not include joint-venture projects.
26
Measured as the percentage of total GFA.
27
Refers to buildings that were built after BEAM was established in 1996 and that are either managed or at least 50% owned by Swire Properties. Small-scale, low-rise buildings in the same development are counted as one building and not as individual buildings.

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Profile of Environmental Impacts

A review of our carbon emissions, carbon intensity, energy and water consumption data and trends from 2016 to 2020.

Climate Change

We recognise that climate change poses significant risks and also presents significant opportunities to our business.

Energy

We strive to continually reduce the consumption of energy in our Hong Kong and Chinese mainland portfolios and in our hotel operations.

Profile of Environmental Impacts

A review of our carbon emissions, carbon intensity, energy and water consumption data and trends from 2016 to 2020.

Climate Change

We recognise that climate change poses significant risks and also presents significant opportunities to our business.

Energy

We strive to continually reduce the consumption of energy in our Hong Kong and Chinese mainland portfolios and in our hotel operations.