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Developing a Case for Green Retrofitting Hong Kong's Existing Commercial Buildings as a Means of Achieving Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability



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Greenovation by Asmita Aarshi
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This dissertation, "Greenovation: Developing a Case for "green" Retrofitting Hong Kong's Existing Commercial Buildings as a Means of Achieving Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability" by Asmita, Aarshi, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: It is a widely known fact that the only way to achieve sustainable development in the building sector is through green building design. The path to sustainability, however is riddled with the presence of existing buildings that are far from being efficient or environmentally practical. The way to overcome this problem is to deal with existing buildings in each city, and retrofit them to the level of being environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. This paper assesses the complete scope of retrofitting existing buildings in Hong Kong, the economic, social and environmental benefits of it, and the policy reforms to further expand its scope. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5334114 Subjects: Sustainable buildings - China - Hong Kong - Design and construction
Release date NZ
January 27th, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
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Open Dissertation Press
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