Block 1, Pine Court, Senior Staff Quarters, The University of Hong Kong

  • Pine Court Block 1


Existing Buildings V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)
Final Platinum

Overall Score

Pine Court Block 1 is a Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Hong Kong. The building, originally built in the 1980s, underwent a major renovation in 2016 and enhancing sustainability was one of the key objectives.

The building management has been thoroughly transformed to enable green procurement, ongoing commissioning, preventive maintenance focused on sustainable performance, waste management and recycling and public outreach and education. The building services and design have also been modified to enhance the environmental performance and public health.

Detailed energy and water sub-metering and monitoring, rainwater recycling, photovoltaic panels, conversion of the whole roof area into a green roof is some of the features that make this project one of the best examples of sustainable residential existing buildings in Hong Kong.

Green Features

Site Aspects

  • Minimized light pollution and noise pollution
  • New green roof
  • Free baby stroller and wheelchair lending service
  • Permanent green building education programme

Materials Aspects

  • Green procurement
  • Waste management programme
  • Food waste minimization and waste recycling programme

Energy Use

  • Energy sub-metering facilities
  • Advanced energy and carbon audit
  • Ongoing commissioning programme
  • Photovoltaic panel installation
  • Retrofitted lighting control and optimization

Water Use

  • Quality Water Supply Scheme for both fresh and flushing water
  • Retrofit with low-flow water devices
  • Sub-metering of water use
  • Rainwater recycling system
  • Water audit process
  • Replacement of water tank system with twin-tank arrangement

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Good class air quality in common areas
  • Excellent interior lighting quality
  • Control of background noise, room acoustics and vibration
  • Smoking ban indoors and outdoors


Project Details

Number of Blocks 1
Number of Storeys 22
Type Residential

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner The University of Hong Kong
Project Manager The University of Hong Kong
Architect Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Limited
M&E Engineer Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Limited
C&S Engineer Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Limited
Main Contractor Hong Kong Construction (General Builders) Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor MDA Hong Kong Ltd
Sustainable Design Consultant Asian European Engineering Ltd
Environmental Consultant Asian European Engineering Ltd
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