Shek Chung Au Sewage Pumping Station

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The Shek Chung Au Sewage Pumping Station (SCASPS) is constructed following the recommendation made in the 1994 review of the North District Sewerage Master Plan conducted by Environmental Protection Department.  As part of the long-term measures to address the water pollution problem in the North District, the SCASPS helps convey sewage collected from Sha Tau Kok area to Sha Tau Kok Sewage Treatment Works for proper treatment and disposal.

In line with DSD's policy of environmental protection, measures for reducing carbon emissions have also been adopted by this project in an effort to minimize impacts to the environment. For instance, vertical green walls are installed and over 50% of the total roof area is covered by greenery.

Green Features

Environmental protection and measures for reducing overall project carbon emissions have been adopted in an effort to minimize impacts to the environment. To enhance the sustainability design, the major green features adopted in this project are highlighted below.

Over 50% of the total roof area is covered by greenery. Green roof and vertical green walls are installed to enrich the livelihood of the building outlook, reduce the local heat island effect, and reduce heat dissipation from building

  • Optimized interior lighting design is adopted to reduce energy consumption
  • Efficient ventilation and deodorizing system are designed to control the source of odour and improve the indoor air quality

Story

What are the motivations to go green?

DSD is committed to provide world-class wastewater and stormwater drainage services enabling the sustainable development of Hong Kong. Aiming at improving drainage services in an environmentally responsible manner, DSD is strongly motivated to go green in their functional building.


What are the major strategies to earn the credits and achieve the BEAM Plus rating?

Site Aspects, Energy Use and Water Use are the major strategies to earn high credits and achieve the BEAM Plus rating.

Site Aspects

  • Landscaping and planters (more than 40% of site area) including vertical green wall
  • Good control of air/noise/water pollution during construction
  • Proactive design consideration to reduce the building equipment noise and light pollution nuisance to neighborhood

Energy Use

  • Energy reduction by adopting optimized lighting design, high efficient split-type air-conditioner, and low U-value envelope and high shadow coefficient window glazing
  • Proactive design of structural elements and choice of materials in order to reduce embodied energy
  • Sustainable energy management by installing separate power meters for mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning units, outdoor lighting, general lighting & small power and irrigation systems to measure, monitor and further develop measures to improve the performance of the building’s engineering systems

Water Use

  • Great water saving by installing high-efficient water saving sanitary fittings
  • High efficient irrigation technology provided to save portable water use

 

What are the main obstacles to earn the credits and how to tackle them?

The big challenge to achieve the highest green standard is to meet the tight time schedule. Well and thorough planning is required in the design stage together with stringent site management to enable a timely completion of the project.

 

What do you consider the key project success to meet the public’s expectations?

The key project success is to bring a positive impact to the public by DSD’s high devotion in enhancing a green, harmonious and sustainable environment as well as caring of the general public.

 

Interview


New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

  • Total Score: 80.3
Innovation Addition  IA: 4
         

Green Features

Environmental protection and measures for reducing overall project carbon emissions have been adopted in an effort to minimize impacts to the environment. To enhance the sustainability design, the major green features adopted in this project are highlighted below.

Over 50% of the total roof area is covered by greenery. Green roof and vertical green walls are installed to enrich the livelihood of the building outlook, reduce the local heat island effect, and reduce heat dissipation from building

  • Optimized interior lighting design is adopted to reduce energy consumption
  • Efficient ventilation and deodorizing system are designed to control the source of odour and improve the indoor air quality

Story

What are the motivations to go green?

DSD is committed to provide world-class wastewater and stormwater drainage services enabling the sustainable development of Hong Kong. Aiming at improving drainage services in an environmentally responsible manner, DSD is strongly motivated to go green in their functional building.


What are the major strategies to earn the credits and achieve the BEAM Plus rating?

Site Aspects, Energy Use and Water Use are the major strategies to earn high credits and achieve the BEAM Plus rating.

Site Aspects

  • Landscaping and planters (more than 40% of site area) including vertical green wall
  • Good control of air/noise/water pollution during construction
  • Proactive design consideration to reduce the building equipment noise and light pollution nuisance to neighborhood

Energy Use

  • Energy reduction by adopting optimized lighting design, high efficient split-type air-conditioner, and low U-value envelope and high shadow coefficient window glazing
  • Proactive design of structural elements and choice of materials in order to reduce embodied energy
  • Sustainable energy management by installing separate power meters for mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning units, outdoor lighting, general lighting & small power and irrigation systems to measure, monitor and further develop measures to improve the performance of the building’s engineering systems

Water Use

  • Great water saving by installing high-efficient water saving sanitary fittings
  • High efficient irrigation technology provided to save portable water use

 

What are the main obstacles to earn the credits and how to tackle them?

The big challenge to achieve the highest green standard is to meet the tight time schedule. Well and thorough planning is required in the design stage together with stringent site management to enable a timely completion of the project.

 

What do you consider the key project success to meet the public’s expectations?

The key project success is to bring a positive impact to the public by DSD’s high devotion in enhancing a green, harmonious and sustainable environment as well as caring of the general public.

 

Interview

Project Details

Completion Year 2016
Number of Blocks 1
Number of Floors 1 (Single storey plant room)
Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Drainage Services Department, HKSAR Government
Project Manager Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited
Architect A.Lead Architects Limited
Landscape Architect Kenneth Ng & Associates Limited
M&E Engineer Drainage Services Department, HKSAR Government
C&S Engineer Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited
Quantity Surveyor Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited / BeeXergy Consulting Limited
Environmental Consultant BeeXergy Consulting Limited
Structural Engineer Black & Veatch Hong Kong Limited

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