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Leading the WELL in Hong Kong

Shashank, sustainability manager and outdoor enthusiast, shares how he uses his love for nature to drive sustainability efforts in Hong Kong.

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We are one of the first few office spaces in Hong Kong to get full WELL Certification and I feel immensely proud to have contributed. It shows CBRE’s commitment to a healthy and environmentally conscious workplace.
Shashank is driven to help clients and colleagues implement their ESG strategies. As the first dedicated CBRE sustainability professional in Hong Kong, he’s also helped achieve a lot of firsts in his role. “We are one of the first few office spaces in Hong Kong to get a full WELL Certification and I feel immensely proud to have contributed,” Shashank says. “It shows CBRE’s commitment to a healthy and environmentally conscious workplace.”

For a leading logistics company, Shashank helped achieve a WELL Health and Safety Rating—a first for Hong Kong industrial buildings. He has also successfully helped clients achieve Gold Level WELL and Gold Level LEED certifications. And good property management also means looking for efficiencies and savings. Shashank helped one client reduce annual carbon emissions by 150,000 kg through an LED lighting system and helped another reduce its annual energy consumption by 10%.

Shashank says multifaceted projects like WELL Certification require proper coordination among all stakeholders to get the certification in a timely manner. “It’s easy to get overwhelmed and I’m here to help when our clients need guidance,” he says. Sustainability is more than a job title for Shashank. He brings the same passion for creating healthy and sustainable workplaces into his personal life, too. “I understand the need to conserve our biodiversity,” Shashank says. “I have installed low flow controllers on all of the water faucets in my home, replaced all existing CFL light bulbs to low energy-consuming LED bulbs and I bring my own reusable bags to the grocery store.”

An avid outdoorsman, Shashank says he loves activities that get him in touch with nature to help him maintain his own wellbeing. “Training for six months in the jungles of India to become a Nature Guide and participating in trail running events across the beautiful mountains of Hong Kong helps keep me calm, recharged and grounded.

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