Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council
Chair of Asia Pacific Regional Network
Ir Dr. Cary Chan, JP is a professional engineer and has been the the Executive Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council since 2016, responsible for the HKGBC Board of Directors to formulate strategic directions of the Council that drive the green building agenda for Hong Kong. Before joining the HKGBC, Cary had over 30 years in the commercial sector with his last tenure at the Swire Properties Limited as General Manager – Technical Services & Sustainability.
Cary has carried out a lot of research and initiatives on building energy efficiency with 25 papers published to date. He is well regarded by the industry as an energy expert. He has won international awards for his work including Client of the Year - Low Carbon Operation Award by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 2010.
In terms of green building movement, Cary played a key role in establishing the HK BEAM, the earlier version of the Hong Kong green building rating tool, back in 1995. As for other engagement, Cary was a key person in establishing the Memorandum of Collaboration to promote retro-commissioning in the Greater Bay Area together with the Government of HKSAR and five other major organisations including the Tsinghua University in 2018.
Over the years, Cary has been an active member to over 10 advisory councils and committees of the Government of HKSAR and in 2017 he was appointed as Justice of the Peace (JP) by the government for his immense contribution to the Hong Kong community.