CLP initiated the Sky Woodland pilot project at the Sham Mong Road Substation under the Go Greening Campaign in a bid to explore the viability of applying green roof top concept in the densely populated urban area of Hong Kong. The trial project aims at enhancing the public’s awareness on the benefits of the green roof top, so as to improve the environment of the local community.
The project addressed the issues of:
- Environment – reducing indoor/outdoor temperature; reducing air pollution; improving local ecology
- Energy Efficiency – saving 50% of air conditioning energy consumption of the building
- Economy – saving life cycle cost of the property
The project began in the middle of 2006. Tree transplanting was completed at the end of May 2008 and the trees are recovering well. 1-year data collection for scientific research is in progress for assessing the effectiveness of the pilot project and identifying areas for future improvement.
Locally in Hong Kong – Sky Woodland has created a green environment with sound native ecology, and a pilot for developing the first model of roof woodland in the highly urbanised environment of Hong Kong.
The team has gained valuable project experience and data to facilitate future green roof developments in Hong Kong. Public’s awareness on the Sky Woodland concept has been enhanced through extensive media coverage, experience sharing with visitors from various government departments, leading engineering institutions/ property developers, community leaders, etc.