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Divided into the themes of Smart Home, Smart Building, and Smart Neighbourhood & Community, SIRF2020’s thematic sessions invites industry experts to explore the different spaces in which “Double Smart” has been used to tackle “Double Ageing”. There is a fourth session where academics will examine the regional landscapes of social innovation.

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Thematic Sessions

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Thematic Session 2

Smart Building: Achieving Sustainable Buildings

Date : 23 Oct 2020 (Friday)
Time : 14:30-16:30
Language : English and Mandarin (with simultaneous interpretation)
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In tackling the issues of liveability brought about by ageing building stock, building rehabilitation is fast becoming the key strategy for extending building service life and improving the quality of life of its inhabitants. Building rehabilitation provides an opportunity to explore technology and implementations in smart design. With enhancing elderly’s accessibility and social connectivity in mind, building rehabilitation is pivotal in enabling a more active lifestyles for the elderly. Join our speakers as they share industry insights and reflections on their efforts in smart building projects.


Time Topic
14:30 - 14:40 Welcome Remarks
14:40 - 15:00 Speaker 1:
Dr Benny CHOW
Convenor of Steering Committee for Hong Kong Smart Green Building Design Best Practice Guidebook Including Interfacing with Smart City, Hong Kong Green Building Council

Topic: Integrated Smart Green Technologies for Improving Human Health, Wellbeing and Productivity
15:00 - 15:20 Speaker 2:
Mr Jacky Chan
Associate Director and Advanced Digital Engineering (ADE) Leader, Arup

Topic: Neuron – a data-driven approach to smart building operations
15:20 - 15:40 Speaker 3:
Mr HE Zhe
Co-Founder / Principal, People′s Architecture Office

Topic: Urban Interventions
15:40 - 16:00 Speaker 4:
Mr Ben LUI
Executive Director (Operations), Urban Renewal Authority

Topic: Healthy Ageing of Buildings
16:00 - 16:30 Panel Discussion:
Dr Calvin Luk
Project Manager I / Spatial / Leader of Spatial Team, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, PolyU




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