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 four 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 in 2005.

The following institutes joined as affiliate members in 2022:

  • The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design

The Registered Office of the PGBC is: Room 1205, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, 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."