Dr Raymond Yau is General Manager of Technical Services & Sustainable Development at Swire Properties (SPROPS). He is currently an Executive Committee member and Board of Director in Business Environment Council.
Dr Yau is Member of the Advisory Council on the Environment; Director and Vice Chairman of Sustainable Development Committee, Hong Kong Green Building Council; Committee Member of China Green Building Council; and a Founding Member of International WELL Building Institute Governance Council.
At SPROPS as GM TSSD since 2016, he leads important initiatives including the formulation of the company’s SD2030 strategy, digital innovation of energy management platform, climate risk assessment, 1.5oC-aligned Science-Based Targets setting (2025 & 2030), implementing strategies for carbon emission and energy reduction, paving way to net zero by 2050, and ESG green finance framework. Dr Yau is also a representative at Tsinghua University - SPROPS Joint Research Center on Building Energy Efficiency and Sustainability to conduct research for projects in HK and Chinese Mainland including GBA.
Before joining SPROPS, he was Fellow and Director of Arup at Hong Kong, and had been practicing as a consulting engineer for over 28 years in designing sustainable and low carbon buildings and conducting built environment research such as microclimate. He received the Innovation Award for Engineering Industry from HKIE in 2013 on CIC Zero Carbon Building for his role as the Principal Investigator.
Dr Yau is Fellow Member of HKIE, CIBSE, BEAM Pro, LEED AP, WELL AP & RCx Pro. Under his leadership, Swire Properties was awarded “Green Building Leadership Category” for 3 consecutive Green Building Award (Pioneer Award in Green Building Leadership, Facility Management in 2021, Developer in 2019 and Grand Award in 2016). He also received 2019 IWBI Leadership Award and first place winner of 2021 ASHRAE Global Technology Awards.