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City Air Purification System Won Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva
The patented City Air Purification System (CAPS), jointly developed by Sino Green and Arup, won Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, the most important specialist event of its kind in the world.
The prototype of the award-winning CAPS has been fabricated in the form of a bus shelter.  Air is drawn into the system from an inlet at the bottom, the air current then passes through a bag filter, which is effective in removing fine suspended particles (PM10 and PM2.5), before coming out through the louvre overhead.  The system has been designed with fluid mechanics considerations and equipment specifications so that it can build up positive pressure with an air curtain, which acts as a barrier against pollutants.  The prototype has been tested in Hong Kong and Beijing, both facing heavy road traffic and air pollution.  The empirical data showed that the system is capable of reducing the concentration of air pollutants within the system by 30% to 70% under various ambient conditions.
Mr David Ng, Group General Manager of Sino Group, remarks, ‘We are deeply honoured by the prestigious, international recognition bestowed on our humble idea.  It is very encouraging to see our conception brought to life and demonstrates real benefits to our society.  We hope it inspires more innovations and ideas to contribute to a greener future.’
Mr Daryl Ng, JP, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, adds, ‘The innovation has wide applications for Hong Kong and China, including existing canopy structures of buildings in addition to transport network.  We are planning additional locations for CAPS to benefit the wider community.  The award is an encouragement to our commitment to building a greener community, and supporting R&D in Hong Kong in its development into a technology and innovation hub.  We look forward to more innovative ideas and collaborations with universities and like-minded partners.’

The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva is widely known as the most important specialist event of its kind, attracting hundreds of exhibitors from around the world to showcase their inventions and innovations.  Held in April this year, over 1,000 inventions from more than 40 countries and regions have been presented in 822 exhibitions.  This year’s event has been marked by a very high proportion of inventions in health, medicine, environment and security.  CAPS has been recognised with Gold Medal in the class of ‘Protection of the Environment – Energy’ for its impact on improving air quality in the open space.  Forty-six other projects from Hong Kong received Gold Medals, while 25 have been awarded with Gold Medals (with congratulations of the jury).
In addition to the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, CAPS won the second prize of the category ‘Local Industry Practitioners’ at the CIC Innovation Awards 2015.

About Sino Group

Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong with core business in developing residential, office, industrial and retail properties for sale and investment.  The Group is also a major player in hotel investment and management, club management, property management, car park operations as well as environmental and security services. With a team of over 10,000 dedicated professionals, Sino Group strives to consistently deliver quality properties and services that surpass the expectations of customers.
As a committed corporate citizen, Sino Group has been actively participating in community services and green activities as well as art and culture events over the years.  The Group focuses corporate social responsibility efforts on four areas: Sino Care, Sino Green, Sino Art and Sino Heritage. Sino Land Company Limited (083) has been a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since September 2012 for its continuous efforts in promoting sustainability.