Landlords and tenants have become more flexible and innovative when it comes to deciding how we live and work. Hong Kong has seen an increasing trend of smart buildings that are managed with automated systems, AI, and other various PropTech (Property Technology) functions. Especially since the government’s amibitious 2030 climate action plan, sustainability and low impact building design and management have vaulted to the front of developers priorities.
In the video above, we talk about 2 great examples:
1. IFC (International Finance Center) Quick Facts: 88 storeys 400> meters tall 3rd highest building in the world when constructed Special notes: Seawater cooled plants, extensive use of Variable Speed Drives, and energy saving automated aircon system.
2. K11 Atelier Quick Facts: Has triple (Beam, LEED, and Well) building wellness certification 2 football pitches worth of greenery Special notes: Smart integrated airconditioning and lighting system, over 70 smart building features These are just two examples of many buildings withing Hong Kong, and are not representative of all of them. The city still faces many issues when it comes to sustainable real estate, both financially and environmentally, but hopefully these two examples of innovative smart buildings lead the path forward.
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