27 Nov 23

Russell Fortmeyer to join decarbonising Hong Kong forum hosted by AustCham

Russell Fortmeyer, Global Sustainability Leader. (Right) Woods Bagot’s Avatar Hong Kong as part of the Advancing Net Zero Ideas Competition.

Woods Bagot proudly announces that Russell Fortmeyer, our Global Sustainability Leader, has been invited to join esteemed professionals and thought leaders at the “Decarbonising Hong Kong: Roadmap to a World Class Metropolis” forum. Hosted by AustCham’s Construction, Property and Infrastructure Committee, the forum will take place on November 28, 2023, in Hong Kong.

Alongside Russell Fortmeyer from Woods Bagot, Principal Ray Yuen, Jango Wong, Associate Principal Elena Ma and Hong Kong GIG representative Camille Roche, will also attend the forum.  

The forum, developed in partnership with the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Business Environment Council, aims to share opportunities relating to a low carbon economy, identify investment priorities, and develop a roadmap for decarbonising Hong Kong’s built environment.  

Russell Fortmeyer, an engineer and educator with 20 years of experience in sustainability, currently leads Woods Bagot’s response to climate change and ecological imperatives across our operations, culture, and projects with the internal Global Impact Group (GIG). Trained in engineering and architecture, Fortmeyer has focused on progressing sustainability in the built environment to address climate change, social equity, human health, and applying green technologies to architecture. His efforts pivot towards achieving zero carbon operation across all Woods Bagot studios by 2023 and committing all new projects to be carbon neutral by 2030 included in our annual ESG report Climate Playbook.  

At the forum, Fortmeyer will join a distinguished panel of speakers, including representatives from the Government of HKSAR, Business Environment Council, and other influential figures in the industry. The discussion will address the challenges and opportunities of decarbonising Hong Kong’s built environment, following the Hong Kong Climate Action Plan 2050.  

Global Impact is how Woods Bagot advances climate action with our clients, in our communities, and with our own operations as one of the world’s leading architecture practices. From iconic sustainable projects to the digital tools, we develop to deliver on our ambitions, we bring together ideas from across our global studio that contribute meaningful sustainable outcomes to architecture and dedicate to the practice of a greener future.

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