AmCham Shanghai's Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee and Real Estate, Design, and Construction Committee invite you to join us for a discussion of Sustainable Building and the Circular Building Economy on May 31, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 AM at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center.

The average 30-story office tower generates nearly 3,000 tons of CO2 per year, as well as nearly 1,000 tons of waste. Depending on the length of average tenancy, the carbon emissions from refitting offices when they change hands can be nearly four times greater. This session will include a panel of leading stakeholders on the issue of sustainability in building and the circular building economy, and how businesses can align themselves to this important opportunity.

Panelists, including representatives from the development, retail, and building industries, will discuss the carbon impacts of building and interior refits today. They will also look forward to demonstrating how all stakeholders can work to move towards a circular, sustainable model of development and occupancy, ultimately reducing the carbon intensity of their operations.


上海美国商会可持续发展与企业责任行业协会诚邀会员及会员公司员工参加于 5 月 31 日(星期三)上午 10:00 至上午 11:30上海美国商会举行的"可持续建筑与循环建筑经济"活动。


10:00 - 10:05 Registration & Networking 活动签到

10:05 - 10:10 Opening 活动开场

10:10 - 10:45 Panel 1: Sustainable Materials + Q&A

10:45 - 11:25 Panel 2: Commercial Fit-Outs + Q&A

11:25 - 11:30 Event End 活动结束


  • Dr. Christine E. Bruckner (Director of M Moser Associates)

    Dr. Christine E. Bruckner

    Director of M Moser Associates

    Christine is an architect actively implementing best practices, sustainability, and wellness in design. As a Director at M Moser Associates, she brings her experience with urban integration, revitalization, and design excellence to guide the development of our built environment at all scales.

    Her focus is working with client and community stakeholders to encourage deep-dive investigation, coordination, and holistic life-cycle considerations. Christine leads M Moser’s global integrative sustainable and wellness design solution initiatives and is passionate that architectural solutions be:
    • Relentless in the design of spaces that heal, inspire, and empower.
    • Inclusive in the engagement of all stakeholders to create life-affirming, creativity-provoking, healthy places for people.
    • Responsible to create equitable, vibrant, safe communities that touch lightly on our shared planet.

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  • Lizzie Kang (Senior Design & Marketing Director, Asia Pacific of Milliken Asia)

    Lizzie Kang

    Senior Design & Marketing Director, Asia Pacific of Milliken Asia

    Lizzie Kang is the Design & Marketing Director for Milliken Asia, a leading global commercial carpet manufacturer founded in 1865. With 18 years of experience in product design, marketing, and management, Lizzie has become a driving force behind Milliken's mission to deliver unexpected and purposeful flooring solutions that add value to people's lives, improve health and wellness, and make the world more sustainable.
    Originally from South Korea, Lizzie was raised in Hong Kong and earned her B.F.An in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design in the US. She gained extensive commercial textiles experience working under Suzanne Tick in New York, where she collaborated with KnollTextiles, Skyline Glass, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum.

    Since joining Milliken in 2014, Lizzie has made waves in the design world, incorporating global design principles while breaking new ground within the emerging design capital of Shanghai. Her "Topography" collection, also known as "Moraine," was recently awarded the "BUILDINGS Product Innovations Grand Award" during Neocon 2017. She has also received international recognition for her work, including a red dot award for "Passage" in 2022.

    With a passion for bringing meaningful experiences to interior environments, Lizzie's extensive knowledge and expertise have made her a sought-after leader in the industry.

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  • Raefer Wallis (Founder / CEO of GIGA / RESET Standard)

    Raefer Wallis

    Founder / CEO of GIGA / RESET Standard

    Raefer Wallis is an award-winning Architect and the founder of GIGA and the RESET Standard.

    Having studied Pure and Applied Sciences prior to completing his Master of Architecture, Raefer brings a science-based approach to quantifying health and sustainability in real estate. His passion for measuring and verifying impact led him to found GIGA in 2008 and RESET in 2009; the world’s first performance-based and tech-driven green building standard.

    Regularly invited to lecture internationally, Raefer’s pioneering work on health and sustainability in real estate has been featured by the NYT, Forbes, CNN, BBC, CBC, TED, WSJ, Guardian, Globe & Mail, Les Affaires, La Presse, Clinton Global Initiative, Architectural Digest, Interior Design, ELLE, Vogue and many more.

    He is also a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Medal at the age of 19.

    With a career focused exclusively on health and sustainability, Raefer has led projects on 4 continents and called China home for over 21 years.

    Raefer completed the first operationally carbon-neutral hotel in Asia in 2007 and began working on embodied carbon in 2009. He led the development of the first Chinese language EPD in 2012 and the first fully regionalized EPD for building products in China in 2014. He and his team have since been steadily aggregating, developing, and refining high-quality embodied carbon, circularity, and health data for use by projects pursuing the RESET Standard.

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  • Sissi Chao (Founder of REMAKEHUB)

    Sissi Chao

    Founder of REMAKEHUB

    A passionate young Chinese female entrepreneur uses innovative circular tech to turn waste into renewable material and low-carbon lifestyle products. She has studied at Cambridge University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, St Andrews University, and Duke University. She has been made a United Nations Youth Innovator for the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific, Forbes 30Under30, the Spain China Council Foundation "China Future Leader" representative, as well as 100 Top Asian Shapers from Tatler. She has shared her story at more than 100+ global events and reached out to 70 million individuals worldwide. Her story has been featured in more than 50 media channels such as BBC, CNA, Forbes, United Nations News, Tatler, CNC, etc.

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  • Kitty Cheung (Senior Marketing Manager and ESG Leader at Hines China)

    Kitty Cheung

    Senior Marketing Manager and ESG Leader at Hines China

    Kitty officially joined Hines in July 2020. Prior to joining Hines, she has been working for employers like Shui On, Hong Kong IFC, etc. with over 16 years of marketing experience in retail and mixed-use property projects.

    Kitty has a dual role in One Museum Place. She is responsible for all marketing initiatives for One Museum Place, including branding management, marketing communication, events organization, promotion, digital marketing including WeChat operation management and media public relations, and ESG planning coordination, etc., facilitating the deserved high reputation of One Museum Place well-known in the market.

    As the ESG Leader of Hines China, Kitty is responsible for implementing ESG strategies and ensuring the ESG excellence of One Museum Place. She coordinates with different departments and communicates different ESG-related objectives to ensure all key ESG issues are well-managed throughout the asset. Additionally, she regularly checks the ESG metrics and monitors the performance to identify improvement areas and reports to the General Manager of One Museum Place. She also makes sure that the ESG progress and performance are communicated to all stakeholders through a dedicated annual ESG Report. With the long-term efforts devoted by Kitty and her team, One Museum Place has received various awards and certifications for its outstanding ESG performance, including a four-star GRESB rating in 2022, the 2022 ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence, the Sustainability Achievement of the Year by RICS China Awards 2021 Excellence, as well as the Best Green Development from MIPIM Asia Pacific Awards 2019.

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Standard Price RMB 500


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Wang

Contact Organizer

+86 61693000 ext. 3029

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