About PGBC

The Professional Green Building Council (環保建築專業議會) (PGBC)

The PGBC is a non-profit making research and education institute to promote a better sustainable built environment through professional involvement.

Its objectives are:
(1) to conduct collaborative research and publish research results on local and global developments of green buildings;
(2) to organize researches seminars and training courses in green building design and technology; and
(3) to advise the government on the formulation, setting up and monitoring of a local green building labeling scheme.

The PGBC is constituted as a company by guarantee.
It was formed in 2002 by the Founding Members:

  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA)
  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS)
The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) joined the PGBC in 2005.

The Registered Office of the PGBC is: 19/F., One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Definition of Sustainble Buildings

"A sustainable building provides a quality living amenity for its users and neighbours in terms of social, environmental and economic aspects while minimizing environmental impact at the local, regional and global levels throughout its full life cycle."

"可持續發展樓宇在其整個生命周期內,在社區、環境和經濟等方面為其用戶和周邊鄰里提供優質的生活,同時盡量減低其對當地、區域和全球的環境影響。"