Designing Buildings for a Zero Waste Hong Kong

(Due to COVID-19, the event is postponed until further notice.)

Supported by KAS RECAP, the Business Environment Council, a Hong Kong-based environmental NGO, hosts a discussion on efficient waste management in buildings in the city. The workshop is part of our research project to draw lessons from New York for cities in Asia.



In a highly urbanised city, building design can play a key role in reducing waste. Architects in New York City developed Zero Waste Design Guidelines for new and existing buildings to help the city manage the waste. Currently, experts in sustainable design from Hong Kong, Singapore and NYC are collaborating to share ideas, knowledge and policy suggestions that can help high density metropolitan cities reach zero waste goals. Clare Miflin, Founder of Center for Zero Waste Design, who led the NYC process, will showcase the American example and experience and engage in discussion with local leaders of sustainable design in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong SAR, PR China


  • Ms Clare Miflin
    • Founder
    • Center for Zero Waste Design
  • Dr Amie Lai
    • Senior Sustainable Development Manager
    • Swire Properties
  • Ir Dr Cary Chan
    • Executive Director
    • Hong Kong Green Building Council
  • Ms Fiona Sykes
    • Senior Engineer (Resources)
    • Arup
  • Mr Sung Lee
    • Director – Architecture / Design
    • M Moser Associates
  • Mr M.K. Leung
    • Director of Sustainable Design
    • Ronald Lu & Partners
  • Mr Simon Ng
    • Director – Policy & Research
    • Business Environment Council

Dr. Christian Hübner


Head of the Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change Asia-Pacific +852 28822245