Hong Kong to Get a Carbon Labelling Scheme to Fight CO2

The Construction Industry Council is launching a Carbon Labelling Scheme for Construction Materials in December 2013, the purpose of which is to communicate verifiable and accurate information on the carbon footprint of construction materials.

"Buildings in Hong Kong contribute to over 90 percent of electricity consumption, which accounts for 60 percent of overall GHG emissions. The HKSAR Government has proposed to set a carbon intensity reduction target of 50-60 percent by 2020, as compared with 2005 levels. To achieve the reduction target, construction industry practitioners are playing a predominant and proactive role," writes Christopher To, Executive Director for the Construction Industry Council in Hong Kong.

"In view of this, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) is launching our Carbon Labelling Scheme for Construction Materials in December 2013. The purpose of the scheme is to communicate verifiable and accurate information on the carbon footprint of construction materials for industry stakeholders in pursuing genuine low-carbon construction materials."

Full Story: Constructing a Low-Carbon Hong Kong

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