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We are committed to developing a better tomorrow. We support the development of a sustainable community through green architecture, management and programmes in our properties. We also harness planning, energy saving and management initiatives wherever appropriate.


Eco-friendly Architectural Design

Transplanting the Chinese banyan tree (T99)

The preservation and relocation of a 300-tonne Chinese banyan tree is one of the best examples of Sino Group’s efforts to maintain the natural landscape. The Yuet Wah Street Terminus in Kwun Tong has been home to a Chinese banyan tree for some 40 years, and a project to redevelop the area sparked discussions about the future of this Kwun Tong icon. After discussions with the government departments, a new home at Yuet Wah Street Playground, 73 metres away from its original position, has been found for this giant tree.
 
Hauling the massive tree for a mere 73 metres while making sure it remains unscathed is no easy task. Months before the relocation on 2 May 2011, the team had been working tirelessly on the logistics to ensure the move is smooth, and it takes rocket science precision. The operation involves installing a temporary railing system on the road to smoothly transport the tree.
 
On the day, over 100 workers, engineers and arborists worked tirelessly through the night to ensure smooth relocation. After hours of hard, the Chinese banyan tree was safely relocated to its new home at Yuet Wah Street Playground. The work does not stop there as it takes another three weeks for the team to carefully replant the tree.
 
The hard work pays off, with residents in neighbourhood appreciating the effort to preserve the icon of the district. Experts will closely monitor the health of the tree in the coming years to ensure it grows healthily.

 

 

Vision City & Citywalk (Tsuen Wan)
The unique features of Hong Kong's greenest shopping mall - Vision City/Citywalk by Sino Group
Vision City & Citywalk (Tsuen Wan)
The Palazzo (Shatin)
The indoor Vertical Garden concept in the clubhouse - The Palazzo Derby, together with the beautiful landscaped 60m long Borghese Garden, offers luxurious green space for residents.
The Palazzo (Shatin)
Vista Cove (Dragon Bay)
The indoor Vertical Garden concept in the clubhouse - The Palazzo Derby, together with the beautiful landscaped 60m long Borghese Garden, offers luxurious green space for residents.
Vista Cove (Dragon Bay)
Exchange Tower (Kowloon Bay)
The first office tower with a green balcony on every floor - visionary initiative pioneers new trend in office design
Exchange Tower (Kowloon Bay)
Lake Silver (Shatin)
The vertical green systems and green roofs at various levels of the landscape garden maximize the planting area to over 4200 sq m with 70+ plant species and over 400 trees.
Lake Silver (Shatin)
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Green Property Management

Environmental Management A socially responsible corporation, Sino Group appreciates our role in building a sustainable community. We are committed to creating sustainable developments and making green initiatives a priority in our corporate strategies. Through Sino Property Services, the property services arm of the Group, we adopt the latest practices and incorporate international environment standards into various initiatives to reduce energy consumption, save water and improve indoor air quality. For more details, please visit Sino Property Services.
Environmental Management

Green Education and Activities

2016Activities
Lai See Packet Reuse and Recycling Programme 16/02/2016
The Group continues to support Greeners Action’s ‘Lai See Packet Reuse and Recycling Programme’ this year, our fifth consecutive year of participation, to help raise public awareness on recycling and reusing lai see packets that are still in good condition.
 
Collection boxes will be placed at the receptions on 5/F and 11/F Tsim Sha Tsui Centre from 16 February to 4 March Additionally, 22 shopping malls, offices and residential buildings of the Group will serve as collection points.
WWF Earth Hour 2016 19/03/2016 The Group continues to support ‘Earth Hour 2016’ organised by the World Wide Fund. Celebrating the 10th anniversary, this year the campaign carries the theme of ‘Sustainable Lifestyle for Future’.
2015Activities
No Air Con Night 2015 25/09/2015 The Group continues to support Green Sense’s ‘Hong Kong No Air Con Night’ in 2015. The campaign aims at promoting the wise use of air-conditioning and the importance of energy saving. Staff members are encouraged to support this meaningful event by pledging to switch off your air-conditioners from 7:00p.m. 25 September 2015 to 7:00a.m. 26 September 2015.  Indeed, the habit of consuming less air-conditioning should be practised at all times for a greener future. 
Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival 2015 25/04/2015 About 30 colleagues and their family members took part in the 'Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival' on 25 April to support Island District's tree conservation activities, with some of them taking part for six years running. Held at Nei Lak Shan, the activity was jointly organised by Islands Healthy City Working Group under Island District Council and Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Through planting trees, the ecology and biological diversity of Nei Lak Shan can be enhanced, while participants can learn more about preserving our nature. 
Green Sense Charity Hike 2015 29/03/2015
20 colleagues and their family members took part in the ‘Green Sense Charity Hike 2015 ’. The Hike started from Temple Bay (Tin Hau Temple) in Sai Kung, passed through Tin Ha Shan, High Junk Peak, one of the three steepest peaks in Hong Kong and concluded at Ng Fai Ting. In addition to enjoying the picturesque scenery, the participants were able to learn more about the biodiversity of the area and conservation through the guided tour.
WWF Earth Hour 2015 28/03/2015 Sino Group continues to support ‘Earth Hour’, WWF’s worldwide collective action to promote sustainable development and green living. One hundred and sixty-two properties of the Group participated and turned off lights at 8:30p.m.for one hour on 28 March 2015 to bring the idea of ‘Consume Less and Consume Wisely’ to life.
Sino Green Unveils City Air Purification System* with Arup 24/03/2015
Sino Green and Arup have unveiled a research project on the city air purification system* that can clean air in the open space.  Under the prototype of the patent-pending system, air is drawn into the system from the inlet located at 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.  Empirical data showed an average reduction of 40% in the concentration of air pollutants during the two-week collection period, significantly improving air quality.
 
The air purification system has wide ramifications and applications.  Further enhancements are also planned for subsequent phases, including installation of smart-controllers to control operating hours, solar panels to harvest solar energy, energy tiles and a mist cooling system.

*Patent pending
Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong Run For Survival 2015 08/03/2015 To support the conservation of marine life, Sino Group sponsored the OPCHK Run for Survival 2015 organised by Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong. 19 Sino Group staff and their family members participated in the charity run and assumed the role of a marine animal struggling for survival in the wild. 
Lai See Packet Reuse and Recycling Programme 26/02/2015 Sino Group sponsored the '2015 Lai See Packet Reuse and Recycling Programme' organised by Greeners Action. To spread the message of environmental friendliness and recycling, 40 collection boxes were placed at shopping malls, commercial buildings and estates, including Olympian City, tmtplaza, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, Empire Centre, Sino Plaza, Skyline Tower and China Hong Kong City, to collect the lai see packets.  The Group collected approximately 680 kg of used lai see packets this year.
2014Activities
Sino Green Unveils First In-building Hydro Power System 03/12/2014 Sino Green, Arup and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University unveil a research project on the first in-building hydro power that makes use of unused water head in pipelines.  The study has achieved encouraging preliminary results, generating hydroelectricity in a green and low-cost way while reducing carbon emissions.
WWF 'Walk For Nature – Mai Po 2014' 09/11/2014
Sino Group sponsored the annual fundraising walkathon event 'Walk for Nature - Mai Po' organised by World Wide Fund (WWF), 20 of our staff enjoyed beautiful scenery at Mai Po and learnt conservation information.
WWF Earth Hour 2014 29/03/2014 Sino Group continues to support the 'WWF Earth Hour', a worldwide collective action to promote energy saving and environmental protection. One hundred and sixty properties under the management of the Group participated and switched off lights at 8:30p.m. for one hour on 29 March 2014. To encourage residents' participation and support, over 50 clubhouses placed signing boards at clubhouse areas and more than 2,000 signatures have been collected. Activities such as 'light painting', 'dining in the dark' and workshops and games were organised to further promote this meaningful event.
Green Sense Walkathon 2014 23/03/2014 About 30 colleagues and their family members took part in the ‘Green Sense Walkathon 2014’ held at Tung Chung on 23 March. The Walkathon started from Tung Chung Station, passed through Hong Kong Olympic Trail and concluded at Silvermine Bay Waterfall Garden in Mui Wo. In addition to enjoying the picturesque scenery, the participants were able to learn more about the biodiversity of the area and conservation through the guided tour.
'Let's Save 10L Water' Campaign 22/03/2014 Sino Group supports the 'Let's Save 10L Water' campaign initiated by the Water Supplies Department, HKSAR Government. The campaign aims to encourage the public to actively reduce the daily domestic water consumption by 10 litres per capita through water-saving practices and to establish a good habit of conserving water.
Lai See Pocket Reuse and Recycling Programme 2014 22/02/2014 Sino Group sponsored the '2014 Lai See Pocket Reuse and Recycling Programme' organised by Greeners Action. To spread the message of environmental friendliness, collection boxes were placed at shopping malls and estates under management of Sino Group. The Group has collected approximately 550 kg of lai see pockets.
2013Activities
Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival 13/04/2013 Some 30 staff and their family members took part in the 'Islands District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival' on 13 April to support Islands District's tree conservation activities for the fourth consecutive year. The activity was jointly organised by Islands Healthy City Working Group under Islands District Council and Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Participants were guided by volunteers from The Conservancy Association to plant and fertilise seedlings at Nei Lak Shan.
2013 Lai See Reuse and Recycling Programme 05/04/2013 Sino Group sponsored the '2013 Lai See Reuse and Recycling Programme' organised by Greeners Action. To spread the message of environmental friendliness, 18 shopping malls and estates participated as collection points for used lai see packets. The Group collected 40 boxes of used lai see packets which weighted approximately 450 kg.
Earth Hour 31/03/2013 To promote sustainable development and green living, Sino Group continues to support 'Earth Hour' organised by the WWF, a worldwide collective action to promote energy saving and environmental protection. One hundred and fifty-five properties of the Group participated and switched off lights at 8:30p.m. for one hour on 23 March 2013. To further encourage residents' participation and support, over 25 clubhouses organised a wide arrange of activities such as light painting and movie night.
Green Sense Walkathon 2013 24/03/2013 30 staff and their family members took part in ‘Green Sense Walkathon 2013’ at Fanling on 24 March. The Walkathon started from the barbecue area at Hok Tau Reservoir, passed through Sha Lo Tung and concluded at Fung Yuen in Tai Po. In addition to enjoying the picturesque scenery, the participants were able to learn more about the biodiversity of the area and conservation through the guided tour.
2012Activities
Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme 2012 27/10/2012 Sino Group supported 'Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme 2012' as a venue sponsor for a photo exhibition on Chinese white dolphin at four selected shopping malls from August to October to promote the message of conservation.
WWF Earth Hour 2012 31/03/2012 To promote sustainable development and green living, Sino Group continues to support 'WWF Earth Hour 2012', a worldwide collective action for energy saving and environmental protection. One hundred and fifty-one properties of the Group participated and switched off lights at 8:30 p.m. for one hour on 31 March 2012.
2012 Lai See Reuse and Recycling Programme 02/01/2012 Sino Group sponsored the '2012 Lai See Reuse and Recycling Programme' organised by Greeners Action. To spread the message of environmental friendliness, 19 shopping malls and estates were selected as collection points for used lai see pockets. The Group collected over 30 boxes of used lai see pockets which weighted approximately 820 kg.
2011Activities
Sino Group confirms green credentials with strong support for "Earth Hour" 2011 25/03/2011 Sino Group's 127 properties (including 43 commercial and more than 80 residential properties) and Sino Group of Hotels (Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Royal Pacific Hotel, Hong Kong Island Pacific Hotel and City Garden Hotel) participated in WWF Hong Kong's Earth Hour 2011 by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. for one hour on March 26, 2011.
Sino Group launches the "Green Sino Carnival" Promoting green and celebrating the Earth Day with the community 13/04/2011 Sino Group has long been dedicated to environmental protection. With its proactive involvement in various green initiatives, the Group aims to further promote green living to the general public. In this coming Easter holiday, the Group organised the "Green Sino Carnival" from 22 to 25 April 2011 at Gold Coast Piazza, with the kick off held on the Earth Day on 22 April 2011.

Sino Group staff members took part in The Conservancy Association's "Walk for the Environment" on April 10 10/04/2011 Sino Group staff members took part in The Conservancy Association's "Walk for the Environment" on April 10. Through the event, colleagues were able to explore and enjoy the beautiful scenery, while learning more about wildlife conservation.
Sino Property Services (SPS) participated in the Green Power Hike organised by Green Power on January 29 29/01/2011 Sino Property Services (SPS) participated in the Green Power Hike organised by Green Power on January 29. This year, a total of 19 corporate teams competed for the Property Management Cup. The SPS team came first in the 25km race, winning the cup for the third year in a row.

Green Power Hike, the largest race along the 50-km Hong Kong Trail, is an annual charitable walkathon for Green Power. In the past 17 years, more than 37,000 people have participated in the Green Power Hike.

 

The Group successively sponsored "Island District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival – Green Lantau" 07/05/2011 The Group successively sponsored "Island District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival – Green Lantau", in which over 30 Sino Caring Friends volunteers joined more than 300 participants from Islands District middle schools, co-organisers and sponsors to plant 8,000 indigenous saplings on Nei Lak Shan, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island.
Sino carparks electric vehicle charging stations reaches 107 in number Green transport powered by convenient facilities 14/02/2011 In echo to the Environment Bureau’s new initiative, Sino Property Services actively develops facilities for green transport. Over 50 carparks (including commercial and residential) managed by Sino Property Services have installed a total of 107 electric vehicle charging stations, providing free charging service to customers.
2010Activities
Sino Caring Friends volunteers help to plant 6,000 indigenous saplings and contribute to a greener Hong Kong 25/04/2010 Committed to environmental protection, Sino Group supports and participates in a range of activities to raise public awareness of green issues. Echoing the United Nations, which declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, the Group sponsored "Island District Healthy City Tree Planting Festival – Green Lantau", in which Sino Caring Friends and family members contributed to a greener Hong Kong.
Sino carparks electric vehicle charging service expands fourfold in three months First customer – BMW's latest electric car, MINI E 14/10/2010 Sino Property Services (SPS) strongly supports the use of environmentally-friendly vehicles. After the first launch of electric vehicle charging stations in July this year, another 13 SPS-managed carparks in commercial and residential properties will install electric vehicle chargers and offer a free charging service. The total number of carparks with chargers installed has grown nearly fourfold to a total of 18 stations in just three months.
Sino Group supports "9.22 Car Free Day" and "Hong Kong No Air Con Night" 22/09/2010 Sino Group has long implemented corporate social responsibility and participated in various environmental protection activities. This year, to offer further support for “9.22 Car Free Day”, the group encouraged employees and residents to use public transport or walk to work on September 22. The Group also supported “Hong Kong No Air Con Night”, a promotional event organized by Green Sense. As of today, nearly 2000 employees have registered to support this meaningful event. Meanwhile, to encourage more residents to join the event and reduce carbon emissions, more than 70 Sino properties have promised to switch off air-conditioners in lower ground lobby from 8:30pm 29 September 2010 to 7am 30 September 2010.
Sino Group's electric vehicle charging stations power new environmental protection initiatives in Hong Kong 19/07/2010 Sino Property Services (SPS) is committed to implementing environmental protection initiatives and strongly supports the use of environment-friendly vehicles. Last year, Sino Parking launched a Green Parking Promotion that offers 40%-off discount on hourly parking and allocated priority parking spaces in its 13 flagship carparks for environment-friendly cars. This year, joining hands with CLP, SPS has installed two electric vehicle chargers in each of the five carparks at Olympian City 2, Tuen Mun Town Plaza Phase I, China Hong Kong City, Kwun Tong Harbour Plaza and Gold Coast Shopping Mall, with CLP offering a free charging service until end of this year.
Sino Property Services & Hong Chi Association jointly present another green initiative, Mission Green Thumb 08/06/2010 Sino Property Services (SPS) and Hong Chi Association (HCA) collaborate again with the launch of a new seedling adoption programme, Mission Green Thumb. The initiative encourages Sino tenants to join hands with Hong Chi trainees to develop a greener environment in commercial buildings. By training people with intellectual disabilities as organic farming professionals, the project also promises employment opportunities.
Staff from Sino Group took part in WWF's annual fundraising walkathon event, "Walk for Nature @ Mai Po" 07/11/2010 Staff from Sino Group took part in WWF's annual fundraising walkathon event, "Walk for Nature @ Mai Po". While enjoying the beautiful scenery at Mai Po, the twenty-nine colleagues were also able to learn more conservation information from various game booths and workshops. A number of the colleagues brought along their DIY e-costume to the walk and added colours to the event.
The 'Less Rice Save $1 Day' campaign initiated by Greeners Action is once again supported by Sino Group 21/02/2010 The 'Less Rice Save $1 Day' campaign initiated by Greeners Action is once again supported by Sino Group who are mobilising the participation of about 30 restaurants in hotels, commercial buildings and shopping malls. Every Wednesday starting from 3 March, diners who say 'less rice' when ordering from certain menus at participating outlets will receive a third less serving of rice and a one dollar refund.
2009Activities
Greenovation Challenge winning entries and masterpieces exhibition opens in Olympian City 04/07/2009 Organised by Sino Group and co-organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, the Greenovation Challenge received an overwhelming response with more than 600 entries from participants aged between three and 90. From 4 to 12 July, 24 winning Greenovation Challenge entries, and masterpieces created by five famous local artists and designers, will be exhibited in Olympian City.
Sino Green Academy - Students' Green Ambassador Programme encourages secondary school students to promote a low-carbon future 29/07/2009 In response to the government's promotion of carbon audits, Sino Property Services (SPS) are taking the lead in partnering with four secondary schools to organise the Sino Green Academy - Students' Green Ambassador Programme. More than 60 students have participated in the programme. SPS's very own Green Ambassadors acted as mentors to the students, who conducted carbon audits at four green Sino Group properties and proposed suggestions for further improvements.
Sino Group mobilises over 250 green volunteers for a Marine Park cleanup and to raise public awareness of environmental protection 12/10/2009 More than 250 volunteers from Sino Caring Friends, Sino Club, Against Child Abuse, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society and St. James Settlement joined the '2009 Marine Park Cleanup & Chinese White Dolphin Watching Tour' on 11 October to clean up the beaches of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park. The event was organised by Sino Group to raise public awareness of environmental protection.
Sino Group shopping malls support low-carbon lifestyles with 7 July Mission 'Everyday No Plastic Bags' 02/07/2009 Sino Group has always been promoting green causes, and regularly works closely with the Government and other organisations to raise public awareness of environmental protection. In conjunction with the launching of the Environment Levy on Plastic Shopping Bags, all 11 Sino Group shopping malls will provide designer-reusable shopping bags to shoppers on the day. In addition, 1,000 complimentary shopping bags will also be distributed to tenants of Sino's residential properties in support of a greener lifestyle
Sino Group welcomes all primary and secondary schools to join a FREE tour to organic farm 21/10/2009 From now till 30 June 2010, local primary and secondary students are invited to The Organic Farm in Yuen Long to experience hands-on farming and organic living. Organised by Sino Group as part of the 'Sino Green Explorer' programme, the initiative aims to promote environmental awareness and healthy lifestyles. An 'Organic Lifestyle Design Competition' is also open for entry now to encourage students to exercise their creativity and apply their knowledge of organic farming to their daily lives.

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Sino Group's Greenovation Challenge promotes environmental creativity
Local artists and designers showcase green innovations
Design workshops open to the public
25/02/2009 Organized by Sino Group and co-organized by Hong Kong Design Centre and Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, the Sino Group Greenovation Challenge opens for public entry tomorrow (26 February). The Greenovation Challenge aims to encourage the public to exercise their creativity and eco-friendly spirit by converting waste or obsolete materials into innovative home items. To inspire environmental design creativity, well-known local artists and designers, namely Anothermountainman; Mr Douglas Young, Founder and CEO of G.O.D.; Mr Kith Tsang, Associate Professor of School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and ceramics artist Ms Sara Tse, will be invited to conduct a series of design workshops for the public during March and April. They will also create masterpieces for exhibition and charity auction.
Sino launches 'Reduce Use of Plastic Umbrella Bags' campaign in its flagship shopping malls 10/09/2009 In echo with the Environmental Levy Scheme on Plastic Shopping Bags introduced by the government, Sino Property Services (SPS) launches the "Sino Green Action – Reduce Use of Plastic Umbrella Bags" campaign in its managed shopping malls after its "7 July Mission Everyday No Plastic Bags". On top of providing umbrella racks and plastic umbrella bags of recycled materials, staff will also station at the entrances to provide umbrella wipe-dry service to customers.
Sino Property Services launches Mission Green Top Collaboration with Hong Chi Association to develop rooftop gardens in commercial buildings 15/01/2009 Sino Property Services (SPS) is a keen partner of the Hong Chi Association. Since November 2008, SPS has worked with Hong Chi Pinehill Integrated Vocational Training Centre (Pinehill) to develop a pilot rooftop garden at Skyline Tower, a Sino Group grade-A commercial building in Kowloon Bay.
2008Activities
Over 10,000 students join 'A Day at Organic Farm' to learn about sustainable agriculture 20/11/2008 To raise environmental awareness and promote healthy lifestyles among students, Sino Group and Produce Green Farm have jointly organised "A Day at Organic Farm" for the third year in a row. The farm tour and educational programme operates between October 2008 and June 2009. The programme invites Hong Kong primary and secondary school students to swap their classroom for nature to learn to live greener through a guided tour and a hands-on organic farming experience.

Sino Group confirms green credentials with strong support for 'Earth Hour' 2009 14/12/2008 Over 100 Sino properties (including thirty-two commercial buildings and over 80 residential buildings) and four Sino Hotels (Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel, Royal Pacific Hotel and Towers, Hong Kong Island Pacific Hotel and City Garden Hotel) will join "Earth Hour" 2009 by turning lights off at 8:30pm for one hour on 28 March 2009.
Sino Property Services receive 3,000 metal mooncake boxes from customers 30/10/2008 Every year a large amount of recyclable metal mooncake boxes are dumped in landfills after the Mid Autumn Festival. To help stop the wastage, Sino Property Services (SPS) joined hands with Christian Action to organise the Mooncake Box Recycling Campaign across 180 properties during the festive period. Almost 3,000 mooncake boxes (2,789 pieces) were collected this year. All proceeds received from the sale will be donated to Christian Action to promote environmental and social services projects.
The first Sino Green Academy leads 100 Green Ambassadors to promote green management in full force 11/06/2008 Sino Property Services (SPS) is very much committed to promoting environmentally friendly practices. Today, one hundred SPS managers qualified as Green Ambassadors after completing the Sino Green Academy's comprehensive 10-hour green management course. They accepted their mission to promote green management and awareness to the public, and throughout the 180 Sino managed properties.
To promote environmental awareness and green living, Sino Group is organising its largest green programme "Loving Green‧Living Green" from today to August 2009. Through a series of green activities, 130,000 Sino residents will devote themselves to green l 04/11/2008 To promote environmental awareness and green living, Sino Group is organising its largest green programme "Loving Green‧Living Green" from today to August 2009. Through a series of green activities, 130,000 Sino residents will devote themselves to green living with Sino Group.
2007Activities
'Corporate Afforestation at Tai Lam Country Park 2007'
Sino Group helps grow thousands of trees to restore the green beauty
14/04/2007 Joining hands with the Friends of the Earth (FoE), Sino Group participated in the "Corporate Afforestation at Tai Lam Country Park 2007" organized by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). A tree planting day was designated for the Group's staff members today and the Group aimed to plant 10,000 seedlings in one year.
Sino Group and Olympian City take the lead to support The Greeners' 'Less Rice Save $1 Day' 26/08/2007 Cherishing food is a traditional Chinese virtue. However, according to the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kongers waste 3,200 tonnes of food a day. That's 1 million tonnes a year, which is 34% of the total solid municipal waste.
Sino Group kicks off 'A Day at Organic Farm' programme Over 10,000 students swap classroom for nature 16/10/2007 More than 10,000 plus students from 100 primary and secondary schools have participated in "A Day at Organic Farm". The event is jointly organised by Sino Group and Hong Kong Organic Farm to raise environmental awareness and promote healthy lifestyles among students.
2006Activities
'August 1 No Plastic Bag Day' in Olympian City
Use of plastic bags reduces 90% by some merchants
16/08/2006 With the support from Sino Group and the Green Student Council, the 'No Plastic Bag Day' was carried out successfully in Olympian City on August 1 2006. It was the first mega shopping mall in Hong Kong to implement the 'No Plastic Bag Day'. The event was smooth with a very good result.
For eight years Sino Group has donated to adopt a Spider Tree in Hong Kong Park through the 'Sponsor a Tree for the Chest and the Community' project 07/01/2006 For eight years Sino Group has donated to adopt a Spider Tree in Hong Kong Park through the 'Sponsor a Tree for the Chest and the Community' project. This initiative is jointly organised by the Community Chest of Hong Kong, Green Fun, the Home Affairs Department and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Live Green Think Green
Organic Lifestyle Design Competition Award Ceremony by Sino Group
700 students share green thoughts in diaries and recipes
11/07/2006 Sino Group announced the winners of the Organic Lifestyle Design Competition today at Olympian City. The judges were impressed by the students' many innovative thoughts reflected in the entries in the green lifestyle contest. All winning entries will be exhibited at Sino Group Shopping malls from today till August.
Paperless reading review competition 'Reading Green, Reading Fun' award ceremony
More than 2,000 reviews from students
14/09/2006 "Reading Green, Reading Fun" reading competition organized by Sino Group and Club O GreenLiving Education Foundation has been successfully completed with an overwhelming response from students. More than 2,000 reviews were submitted on-line. The paperless approach, and interesting views about green issues expressed by the students, were highly appreciated by the officiating guests Dr. Sarah Liao Sau Tung, Sarah, J.P., Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works; and Mr. Lam Chiu Ying, JP, Director of Hong Kong Observatory.
Sino Group and Club O Green Education Foundation jointly organise the 'Reading Green, Reading Fun' competition
Winners have chance to get together with canto-pop bands at 17 and Solar
04/07/2006 To arouse the environmental awareness of youngsters, Sino Group joined hands with Club O Green Education Foundation to launch the 'Reading Green, Reading Fun' book review competition in Olympian City 2 today. To encourage more participation, winners have chance to get together with canto-pop bands at 17 and Solar.
Sino Group kicks off Organic Lifestyle Educational Programme
4,000 students from over 60 schools participate
15/03/2006 To promote environmental consciousness and healthy lifestyle, Sino Group and Hong Kong Organic Farm are co-organising "Organic Farm Guided Tours" and "Organic Lifestyle Design Competition" for students from March till May. Through liberal studies these activities will allow students to have hands-on experience about the relations between human beings, society and nature, which could help them to select a healthy lifestyle.
2005Activities
Sino Group and WWF collaborate to complete territory-wide census of pink dolphins 18/06/2005 The Sino Group today collaborated with WWF to conduct the second census of Hong Kong's Chinese White Dolphins (also commonly known as Pink Dolphin). Over 30 boats with 150 volunteers took part in the census. The event, dubbed 'Pink Dolphin Watch Day', marks Sino's initiative to increase public awareness of the dolphins in Hong Kong. The one-hour census started at 12:00nn and ended at 1pm. Among the 30 participating boats, only 6 saw dolphins and a total of 25 dolphins were found. The areas in which they were sighted were northern Lantau and at the Brothers, at Yam O and at SW Lantau Island.
To raise public awareness of marine protection and to protect the habitat of Chinese white dolphins, Sino Group organised the '2005 Marine Park cleanup' with Green Power. More than 230 Sino residents and staff visited Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Par 07/11/2005 To raise public awareness of marine protection and to protect the habitat of Chinese white dolphins, Sino Group organised the '2005 Marine Park cleanup' with Green Power. More than 230 Sino residents and staff visited Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park, which is one of the main habitats of Chinese white dolphins. They also remove the rubbish on the beach of the Marine Park to minimise the pollution caused to nearby dolphins. Participants collected 488 pounds of rubbish within one hour, including polyfoam, plastic of fruit packing, glass bottles and so on.

Green Awards

2014Awards
CLP GREENPLUS Recognition Award 2014
  • Grand Award (Prestige Honour Award): tmtplaza
  • Gold Award (Property Management – Shopping Mall): Citywalk 2
  • Silver Award (Property Management – Residential): The Hermitage                   
Power Smart Contest 2013 Sino Property Services has been actively promoting green management for the development of a sustainable future. At the 'Power Smart Contest 2013' organized by Friends of the Earth (HK), Sino Property Services won the 2nd Runner-up of 'Property Management Category Biggest Units Saver Award'.
Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
  • Sectoral Awards (Property Management)- Bronze Award: Skyline Tower
  • Sectoral Awards (Property Management)- Merit Award: Olympian City,Pacific Palisades
Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2014
  • 2 Gold Awards - The Royal Oaks, Citywalk
  • 6 Merit Awards - Exchange Tower, Olympian City 3, The Hermitage, Mount Beacon, Dynasty Heights, Pacific Palisades
Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence - Environmental Labels & Carbon Reduction Certificates
  • Top five organizations which obtained the most number of Environmental Labels in 2013
  • 49 Wastewi$e Labels
  • 11 Energywi$e Labels
  • 2 Indoor Air
  • 3 Carbon"Less" Certificates
Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings and Flushing Water Plumbing
Quality Maintenance Recognition Scheme
  • Over 200 Gold, Silver and Blue certificates (Quality Water)
  • Over 240 Blue certificates (Flushing Water)
Award List
21st Green Power Hike Sino Property Services, at a record of 3 hours 7 minutes, has clinched the Champion of 25km Property Management Cup at the '21st Green Power Hike' organized by Green Power. Sino Property Services has won the award for the sixth year in a row.
2013Awards
CLP GREENPLUS Recognition Award 2013 In recognition of its contribution to environmental protection, tmtplaza and Vision City won the Gold Award (Estate Management Office – Shopping Mall) and the Bronze Award (Estate Management Office – Residential Building) respectively at the ‘CLP GREENPLUS Recognition Award 2013’ organized by CLP Power Hong Kong Limited.
Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings Over 170 Gold, Silver and Blue certificates

Award List
2012Awards
Gold Awards in the Horticultural Maintenance category (Non-Residential – '10 or Below Years of Age' and 'Between 11 and 20 Years of Age') Sino Property Services received two gold and five merit awards at the Leisure and Cultural Services Department's 'Best Landscape Awards for Private Property Development 2012'. Our flagship malls Citywalk and Olympian City won the Gold Awards in the Horticultural Maintenance category (Non-Residential – '10 or Below Years of Age' and 'Between 11 and 20 Years of Age') respectively, recognising our efforts in creating a green living environment through sustainable management and quality landscaping.
Inaugural Skyrise Greenery Awards Four projects of Sino Group have been recognised at the inaugural Skyrise Greenery Awards. Citywalk & Citywalk 2 and 18 Kowloon East took the silver awards while The Hennessy and The Hermitage bagged the merit awards. Among all award-winning entries, Citywalk & Citywalk 2 has been conferred the Gold Award.
2011Awards
Silver and Bronze Awards respectively at the '2011 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards (Property Management)' Sino Property Services has been recognised for its contributions to environmental protection at the '2011 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence'. Exchange Tower and Mount Beacon managed by Sino Property Services were conferred Silver and Bronze Awards respectively at the '2011 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards (Property Management)'. Four other properties, namely Hong Kong Gold Coast, Island Resort, Vision City and Hong Kong Pacific Centre received Certificates of Merit.
2010Awards
Gold Tier certificate in both Fuel Efficiency Improvement and Fuel Consumption Saver in Take A "Brake" Low Carbon Action - Corporate Green Driving Award Scheme Sino Group was awarded the Gold Tier certificate in both Fuel Efficiency Improvement and Fuel Consumption Saver in Take A "Brake" Low Carbon Action - Corporate Green Driving Award Scheme organised by Friends of the Earth (HK). By promoting green driving habits among all staff, Sino Group has achieved an average of over 5% in fuel consumption reduction during the baseline period in 2010.
Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings Sino Property Services (SPS) has been a keen supporter of the Water Supplies Department's "Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings" since 2002. This year, its continuous effort in monitoring water quality has once again gained recognition from WSD, leading to 175 certificates crediting 80 properties under the scheme.
The Green Building Award 2010 Skyline Tower, a Grade A commercial building managed by Sino Property Services (SPS), has received the Grand Award in Existing Buildings Category (Facility Management Sub-Category) at The Green Building Award 2010.
Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2010 Sino Group and its subsidiary Sino Property Services took two gold awards and eight merit awards in LCSD's "Best Landscape Award for Private Property Development 2010". Among the accolades, Lake Silver, a collaboration between Sino Land and the MTR Corporation, won the gold award in Soft Landscape Design Award; while Citywalk, jointly developed by Sino Land and Urban Renewal Authority, received the gold award in Horticultural Maintenance Award. These awards confirm Sino's efforts to bring harmony with nature and enrich the living environment. From the planning and development stages of a property to ongoing landscape maintenance, Sino Group offers quality greening features to residents.
2009 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards (Property Management) Demonstrating excellence in "Programme and Performance", "Partner Synergy” and “Green Leadership", Skyline Tower received the "2009 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards (Property Management) – Bronze Award". Six other properties, namely HK Pacific Centre, Island Resort, Pacific Palisades, Sino Plaza, Tuen Mun Town Plaza and Vision City clinched the "2010 Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards (Property Management) – Certificate of Merit". Sino properties also received 36 "Wastewi$e Labels", 3 "Energywi$e Labels" and 9 "IAQwise Labels" (please refer to the attached list).
EPD's Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2009/10 Sino Property Services (SPS) has long been dedicated to promoting environmental protection and launching various green activities at its managed properties. This year, SPS received 66 awards in EPD's Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2009/10. Among the accolades, The Villa Horizon received both the "Diamond Award" and the "Award for Enhancement". Meanwhile, SPS has also clinched four awards in the "Source Separation Programme for Commercial and Industrial Waste", including a Gold Award. These awards reflect the effectiveness of the environmental management policies adopted by SPS.
2009Awards
'Power Smart 2009' Biggest Percentage Saver Award - Second runner-up (Property Management Category) One Madison awarded the 'Power Smart 2009' Biggest Percentage Saver Award - Second runner-up (Property Management Category)
Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2009 - Green Leadership Award On 2 December 2009, Sino Property Services was awarded the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award in Green Leadership in recognition of its commitment to the environment. As the only property management company to have won this prestigious accolade, SPS was commended for its efforts in promoting environmentally-related education via its Sino Green Academy.
Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings Sino Property Services has been a keen supporter of the Water Supplies Department's "Quality Water Recognition Scheme for Buildings" since 2002. This year, its continuous effort in monitoring water quality has once again gained recognition from WSD, leading to 168 certificates crediting 77 properties under the scheme.
'Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2008/09' Sino Property Services (SPS) received fifty-one awards in EPD's Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2008/09. Among the accolades, The Astrid and The Royal Oaks received the "Award for Enhancement".
'2008 Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence' - Bronze Award (Property Management Sector) Skyline Tower, a Grade A commercial building in Kowloon Bay, has received the "2008 Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence, Sectoral Awards – Property Management (Bronze Award)".
2008Awards
16 projects awarded the Hong Kong Green Mark Certificate 16 Sino Group properties were recognised under the Hong Kong Green Mark Certification Scheme for their outstanding environmental performance. The scheme aims to identify, control and monitor the environmental aspects of a company's operation. It assists companies to deploy a green management system and directs companies to establish environmental performance benchmarks and make continuous environmental improvements.
Sino Property Services named 'Competition on Source Separation of Domestic Waste 2007/08' - Best Participating Property Management Company (Organised by Environmental Protection Department)
Vision City and Mount Beacon awarded the Best Landscape Award - Soft Landscape Design Gold Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)
Ville de Cascade awarded the Best Landscape Award - Horticultural Maintenance Gold Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)
Classical Garden II awarded the Best Landscape Award - Soft Landscape Design Merit Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)
Mount Beacon and Dynasty Heights awarded the Best Landscape Award - Horticultural Maintenance Merit Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)
Citywalk / Vision City awarded the HKILA Landscape Design Awards 'Landscape: Best Practice' - Award of Merit (Organised by Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects)
Award of Merit in the HKILA Landscape Design Award 2008 Sino Group developments, Citywalk and Vision City, win an Award of Merit in the HKILA Landscape Design Award 2008 - Landscape Design Project organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects.
2007Awards
Skyline Tower and Hong Kong Pacific Centre awarded the Hong Kong Eco-Business Awards - Gold Award (Organised by Environmental Campaign Committee)
Citywalk / Vision City awarded the Hong Kong BEAM Platinum Rating (Organised by Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method Society)
2006Awards
Sino Plaza awarded the Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Awards - Gold Award, Saver Award (Organised by Electrical & Mechanical Services Department and Hong Kong Productivity Council)
74 projects awarded 103 certificates of Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings (Organised by Electrical & Mechanical Services Department)
Hong Kong Gold Coast Residences awarded the Best Landscaping Awards - High-density Residential Property Horticultural Maintenance Merit Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)
Gold Coast Piazza and The Centrium awarded the Best Landscaping Awards - Non-residential Property Horticultural Maintenance Gold Award (Organised by Leisure & Cultural Services Department)