Existing Buildings V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)
Final Gold

Overall Score

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is situated at No. 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong. The site area is about 21,698 m2 and comprises four Towers (Tower A, B, C and D). HKDI is designed to provide an open and dynamic environment conducive to learning and innovative exploration. It is equipped with state-of-the-art workshops, galleries, fabrication facilities and a learning resources centre dedicated to creating the most dynamic learning environment for quality design education in the region.

Green Features


  • Adopted environmental purchasing practices
  • Adopted systematic building systems and building services operation & maintenance programme
  • Conducted audit assessments for improvement of building services O&M practice
  • Adopted Electronic operation and maintenance platform

Site Aspects

  • Light and noise nuisances are minimized by preventive measures
  • Provision of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) facilities in the campus

Materials and Waste Aspects

  • Implemented waste management practices by conducting regular waste audit
  • Installed Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) to facilitate the recycling of plastic bottles

Energy Use

  • Appointed Energy Warden for overseeing energy management initiatives
  • Good energy performance (top 10%) when comparing with other similar buildings as indicated in the EMSD online benchmarking tool

Water Use

  • Adopted water efficient sanitary fitments (i.e. low flow taps, sensor control urinal flush, dual flush WC)
  • 10% water usage reduction compared to the baseline year
  • Certified with WSD Quality Water Supply Scheme for Buildings – Fresh Water

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Urban windows at lower floors that improve the microclimate in the neighbourhood
  • Green roofs at various levels, such as the rooftop Urban Farm, which help to mitigate the heat island effect


To create a pleasant working and learning environment for vocational education and training, VTC endeavours to:

  • comply with all applicable environmental legislations, standards and regulations;
  • reduce waste and consumption of resources (such as water, paper and electricity);
  • raise environmental awareness among staff and students;
  • provide environmental education and training;
  • adopt environmental design, materials and technologies in the Council's campuses and buildings where feasible;
  • reduce and control environmental pollution arising from the Council's activities and to require our contractors to adopt and implement environmental measures; and work towards the achievement of sustainable development.

Project Details

Number of Blocks 4
Number of Storeys 13
Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Vocational Training Council
Project Manager Vocational Training Council
Environmental Consultant Business Environment Council Limited


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