Designing efficient buildings
Our Sustainable Building Design Policy requires new and substantially renovated buildings to obtain the highest or, as a minimum, the second highest international or local building environmental certification.
At the end of 2021, 96% of Swire Properties’ existing buildings have been certified as green buildings under HK BEAM, BEAM Plus, LEED, WELL, China Three Star or Green Mark independent rating systems. 100% of its projects under development have achieved the highest ratings. Swire Coca-Cola has five LEED certified bottling plants in the Chinese Mainland and the US.
Energy saving measures
Across the Group, we continued to upgrade our lighting, cooling, boiler and refrigeration systems to more energy efficient models.
In 2021, Swire Properties optimised heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, installed high-efficiency chillers and variable speed drives for water pumps, modernised lifts and escalators, and replaced lighting with LEDs. Approximately 86% of its assets (by gross floor area) in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland are certified to the ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards for environmental and energy management.
Swire Properties is rolling out a cloud-based smart energy management platform across all its properties in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Developed with Schneider Electric, the platform uses the Internet of Things, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and cloud computing to generate energy saving insights and optimise energy consumption. At the end of 2021, the platform had been implemented at six of its commercial properties. The system at Cityplaza generated over 200,000kWh in energy savings between June and September 2021.