Grosvenor Hong Kong Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

The first project in Hong Kong to achieve dual WELL and LEED Gold for new and existing interiors

20th June 2018

The first project in Hong Kong to achieve dual WELL and LEED Gold for new and existing interiors

Grosvenor is proud to announce that it has been awarded LEED® Gold for its office refurbishment of the Grosvenor Asia Headquarters in Central, Hong Kong.

Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED green building certification program is a globally recognised benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.

The award follows the announcement that Grosvenor’s Hong Kong office refurbishment received Gold Level Certification for the WELL Building Standard™, meaning the office is now dual LEED and WELL™ Certified at the Gold Level. This is a significant achievement as it marks the project as the first office refurbishment in Hong Kong to receive such recognition for new and existing interiors.

Speaking about the design, Ian Mair, Chief Operating Officer Asia Pacific, commented:“A key aim of the project was to put the wellbeing of Grosvenor employees at the heart of sustainable design. The awards cement our commitment to that, but also to ensuring that as an organisation, we are creating a healthier environment and reducing our operating costs while prioritising sustainable practices.”

Designing for LEED

To create a more sustainable environment, all building materials selected for the refurbishment were environmentally friendly with low emission VOC content. The design used an elaborate air quality monitoring and filtration system as well as high performance acoustic insulation.

A bespoke selection of lighting fixtures such as non-glare, dimmable and warm colour tones all contribute to creating a working environment that centred on comfort and wellbeing. Resulting energy savings stand at 30% compared with the same period for 2016/17.

Throughout the build, Grosvenor also employed a rigorous policy on construction waste management, resulting in a 76% diversion of waste from landfill and saw wastage recycled or reused as a result.

Silver A' Design Award

In addition to the dual WELL and LEED certification, the architects who led the design of the Hong Kong office, Bean Buro, have been awarded the Silver A' Design Award in Interior Space Design Category by the International Design Academy for their work on the project. The Silver A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to the top 5 percentile designs that has carried out an exemplary level of perfection in design, from over 45,000+ submissions from around the world.

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For more information contact:
Karen Ho
Grosvenor Asia Pacific
D +852 2501 1928
karen.ho@grosvenor.com 

Notes to Editors

About Grosvenor Group:

Grosvenor Group is one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies. We develop, manage and invest in property in more than 60 cities around the world.

Through the activities of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Grosvenor Americas, Grosvenor Asia Pacific and Grosvenor Europe we diversify the Group’s property portfolio by geography, sector, activity, currency and management teams. 

Our Indirect Investment business further diversifies the Group’s property interests beyond the expertise and strategies of our four regional Operating Companies. It invests Grosvenor’s capital in Africa, Australia, Europe and North and South America.

Grosvenor Group’s purpose is to deliver lasting commercial and social benefit. To live up to this ambition, for over 10 years we have adopted an approach we call 'Living cities' which aims to guide and inspire our property activities.

Achieving strong commercial returns enables our activities to be enduring. Applying our expertise with a far-sighted perspective to improve properties and places provides a positive impact on communities, neighbourhoods and cities.

About Grosvenor Asia Pacific:

Grosvenor Asia Pacific is a developer and investor in property and has been active in the Asia Pacific region for more than 20 years. 

Our strategy is to expand the business in our chosen markets of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai through three areas of activity; high-quality residential development, investment in the residential and office sectors, and the development of best-in-class buildings in the central business districts of Shanghai and Hong Kong through co-investment partnerships.  
Grosvenor Asia Pacific is part of the Grosvenor Group, one of the world’s largest privately-owned property companies which develops, manages and invests in property in more than 60 cities around the world. 

As at 31 December 2017, Grosvenor Asia Pacific had assets under management of HK$9.4bn.

About LEED

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. For more information, see https://www.usgbc.org/articles/about-leed.

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