• Jade Grove comprises 76 house units and 15 houses in a European hilltop village layout, the tree-lined walkway leading to the main central square and accessing the garden and swimming pool.

  • More than 30% of the entire site is covered by greenery and water features demonstrating the dedication to the project’s environmental protection aspect.

  • Jade Grove adopts a passive design, which uses natural elements such as sunlight to heat, cool or light a building based on the building’s sun exposure and thus cut down on energy consumption.

  • The overall design makes use of the southerly wind in the summer and Hong Kong’s general southeasterly wind.

  • Glass with better insulating performance such as low-e glass was used to reduce solar heat gain from windows.

  • Club Jade is located right in the centre of Jade Grove.


Located in Castle Peak Peninsula, Jade Grove comprises 76 house units and 15 houses in a European hilltop village layout, the tree-lined walkway leading to the main central square and accessing the garden and swimming pool, with Club Jade located right in the centre of the project.
More than 30% of the entire site is covered by greenery and water features demonstrating the dedication to the project’s environmental protection aspect. Thanks to this, Jade Grove has been recognised by the authoritative local organization, the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), with a Final Platinum Rating of BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.1 in Hong Kong; only the third residential project in Hong Kong to have attained this highest rating.

Green Features

The passive design of Jade Grove combines the three energy-saving characteristics of ventilation, insulation and shading, where comfort and energy-saving are achieved through planting, ventilation and the use of natural light.

The overall design makes use of the southerly wind in the summer and Hong Kong’s general southeasterly wind. Coupled with the buildings’ orientation, appropriate distance between buildings and bi-directional windows, the ventilation route allows the seasonal wind to flow throughout Jade Grove ensuring residents enjoy natural breezes.

The project is designing to take advantage of the light from the south and the north to reduce the heat load caused by sun exposure from the west. High performance low-e glass is used throughout the whole project to make use of natural light and reduce solar heat gain, preventing heat and stuffiness.

Some of Jade Grove’s many green measures include:

  • 70% of the roof area is covered by high emissivity materials to alleviate the heat island effect
  • More than 30% of the site area is covered with soft landscaping, including greenery and water features

Recycling facilities for metal, plastic, paper, cardboard and glass bottles have been provided

  • Solar heat gain in the building has been minimised by careful planning of the main building orientation, i.e. avoiding west and east orientation whenever possible, and using high-performance glass such as low-e and tempered glass
  • Energy-efficient appliances were selected
  • Glass with better insulating performance such as low-e glass was used to reduce solar heat gain from windows
  • About 23% of annual water consumption will be reduced by the use of water-wise sanitary facilities
  • Washing machines with Grade 1 Water Efficiency labels have been provided

The indoor air quality meets the "Good Class" standards of the Indoor Air Quality Objective set by the Environmental Protection Department

 

Interview


New Buildings V1.1
Final Platinum



Green Features

The passive design of Jade Grove combines the three energy-saving characteristics of ventilation, insulation and shading, where comfort and energy-saving are achieved through planting, ventilation and the use of natural light.

The overall design makes use of the southerly wind in the summer and Hong Kong’s general southeasterly wind. Coupled with the buildings’ orientation, appropriate distance between buildings and bi-directional windows, the ventilation route allows the seasonal wind to flow throughout Jade Grove ensuring residents enjoy natural breezes.

The project is designing to take advantage of the light from the south and the north to reduce the heat load caused by sun exposure from the west. High performance low-e glass is used throughout the whole project to make use of natural light and reduce solar heat gain, preventing heat and stuffiness.

Some of Jade Grove’s many green measures include:

  • 70% of the roof area is covered by high emissivity materials to alleviate the heat island effect
  • More than 30% of the site area is covered with soft landscaping, including greenery and water features

Recycling facilities for metal, plastic, paper, cardboard and glass bottles have been provided

  • Solar heat gain in the building has been minimised by careful planning of the main building orientation, i.e. avoiding west and east orientation whenever possible, and using high-performance glass such as low-e and tempered glass
  • Energy-efficient appliances were selected
  • Glass with better insulating performance such as low-e glass was used to reduce solar heat gain from windows
  • About 23% of annual water consumption will be reduced by the use of water-wise sanitary facilities
  • Washing machines with Grade 1 Water Efficiency labels have been provided

The indoor air quality meets the "Good Class" standards of the Indoor Air Quality Objective set by the Environmental Protection Department

 

Interview

Project Details

Completion Year 2012
Number of Blocks 34
Number of Storeys 3 - 6
Type Residential

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Citi-Sky Development Limited (a member company of Chinachem Group)
Architect CASA Design International
Landscape Architect Team 73 HK Limited
M&E Engineer AECOM Asia Company Limited
C&S Engineer Atkins China Limited
Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon & Seah Hong Kong Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant AECOM Asia Company Limited
Environmental Consultant AECOM Asia Company Limited

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