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City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Colloquium: The Making of Air Induction Unit (AIU)
Speaker Name
Dr. Vincent Cheng
Speaker Detail

Arup Fellow
Director of Building Sustainability Group

Room 1503, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language: English

* Light Refreshments will be served starting from 5:30pm


Innovation is the key in all industries which always push forward the existing technology to better performance. Upon the recent demand on sustainability design, Arup HK has invented an Air Induction Unit which creates natural breeze for the application of built environment. Its seamless design easily integrates the ventilating device with the architectural design. It also brings benefit to the environment. This talk will focus on the invention process to inspire the students to have more brilliant ideas to contribute to the world. The worldwide visions and trends on sustainability development will also be discussed.

About the Speaker

Dr Vincent Cheng is an Arup Fellow, Director of Building Sustainability Group and Global Leader of Environment and Building System Skill Network in Arup. He leads the Group to practice primarily on sustainable developments and low carbon building design in East Asia Region. He has been involving in many pivotal projects of green buildings including CIC Zero Carbon Building, District Cooling projects in Kai Tak Development Area and West Kowloon Cultural District as well as Hysan Place, 18 King Wah Road, South Beach, PingAn IFC. Under his leadership, Arup was crowned “the BEAM consultant with most BEAM Plus Final and Provisional Platinum Projects” by HKGBC in 2015.

Dr Cheng is a Director of Hong Kong Green Building Council; a member in the Energy Advisory Committee of Environment Bureau and a member in the Expanded Building Committee of Buildings Department of HKSAR government; and has served in many professional bodies championing the sustainability of Hong Kong, including PGBC, BEC and HKIE. He is also a member of Advisory Committee of the School of Energy and Environment of City University of Hong Kong and the School of Engineering of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He has authored a book titled “Building Sustainability in East Asia: Policy, Design and People” in 2017.


The Colloquium is open to all. SEE students are required to register via AIMS in just a few steps: Go to AIMS, select “Student Services”, then select “Central Repository on Student Development Activities System” and search the activity name “SEE Colloquium: The Making of Air Induction Unit (AIU)” or the activity code “E2-2018-1786”.