• At Rosedale, we define sustainability as the economic state where the demands placed upon the environment by commerce can be met without reducing the capacity of the environment to provide for future generations and economies.  

    Rosedale Hotel Kowloon's dedication to reduce our environmental footprint is exemplified by the commitment to sustainability through gold-level application in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED®.

    Rosedale Hotel Kowloon's effort to sustainability is reflected through the design, build, and operate stages.


    Careful research and planning allowed Rosedale to embed sustainable features into the space before construction was ever started. Sustainable planning activities in the concept and design stages were crucial to building Rosedale Hotel Kowloon. Green design optimizes indoor environment, resulting in a healthy and comfortable indoor condition to guests.

    Air Quality Control

    • Ventilation is 30% above the ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, improving indoor air quality and promoting occupant comfort, well-being, and productivity. 
    • Low VOC supplemental material were used to achieve
    Heat Control
    • The hotel has a 100% proportion of car park space underground which contributes to heat island reduction.
    • High SRI materials and vegetated roof were designed to resist heat and reduce the heat island effect.

    Water Saving

    • Water efficiency fixtures were applied to reduce 40% of water use when compared with US EPA standard.
    • Local plant species were planted for the green roof, reducing permanent watering needs. 
    Maximize Open Space
    • The roof has been designed to maximize vegetated open space to promote biodiversity.


    Selection of Site
    • Rosedale Hotel Kowloon is located in a dense community with easy access to shopping and daily life needs without using a car.
    • The location encourages the use of public transportation as it is surrounded by bus and subway stations, thus reducing pollution produced by private vehicles.

    Construction Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

    • Partitions and protection are implemented to obstruct pollution source spread.
    • HVAC duct and indoor environment is protected during construction stage.

    Outdoor Air Delivery Monitoring

    • Permanent carbon dioxide sensors are installed to monitor outdoor air delivery, ensuring occupants' comfort and well-being.
    High Recycled Content
    • High recycled content materials were incorporated into the design of the building.
    Regional Materials
    • Over 30% of the hotel's products and material are from within 500 miles to support the regional economy and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.


    Material and Indoor Air Quality 
    • To ensure sustainable indoor air quality, all material used to build the hotel is within the allowable VOC limit, such as adhesives and sealant products, painting/coating products, composite wood and agrifiber products.
    • Carbon dioxide sensors are permanently installed to examine air delivery.

    Sustainable Indoor Environment

    • 97.01% of all regularly occupied areas have daylight and direct line of sight to the outdoor environment.

    Thermal Comfort

    • In order to provide a comfortable indoor thermal environment that promotes occupants' well-being, 91.67% of the occupants have access to individual comfort controls for meeting individual needs and preferences.

    Protection of Natural Environment

    • The hotel uses refrigerants and HVAC&R that minimize the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global climate change.

    Water Use Reduction

    • Water use reduction strategies are employed to reduce water use when compared to water use baseline calculation for building.

    Energy Conservation

    • A 14% improvement in the proposed building performance rating is achieved to optimize energy performance when compared with the baseline building performance rating.
    Green Education
    • The hotel seeks to communicate our efforts and success to the public, to spread education about sustainability and green built environment.

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