Partners: Green Building Council
Status: 2014, 2015 and 2016
Hong Kong needs to find new ways to meet our climate change energy usage reduction targets, and to create a more sustainable environment. For the past three years, we have been running a series of workshops and hackathons to encourage citizens and professionals to come up with new approaches and solutions to decrease the energy usage in buildings, which takes up more than 80% of the energy we produce in the city.
Several events designed to inspire participants then encourages teams to join up for a hackathon for green building innovation each summer. As the ideas are formulated, we work closely with teams to help them refine their idea for the final pitch session in the fall. The winning ideas are awarded with support from the Good Lab if they wish to make their idea into a reality.