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Centre for Sustainable Design and Environment

About Us


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Centre for Sustainable Design and Environment



Supported by the Institutional Development Scheme (IDS) of Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project NO.: UGC/IDS25/16) in 2016, the Centre for Sustainable Design and Environment (the Centre) was setup to support THEi’s five-year strategic research theme “Sustainable Living” by formulate solutions to improve the environment.


The Centre is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and led by our research experts from the Faculty of Design and Environment.


In the Centre, there are two laboratories and one education unit:


1. The Sustainable Innovation and Development Lab (SIDL)

  • SIDL focuses on the research of sustainable innovation in fashion and product design.


3D printing in use


2. The Sustainable Living and Environment Lab (SLEL)

  • SLEL focuses on the research of sustainable urban greening, landscape and neighborhood.


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3. The Design and Environment Education Unit (DEEU)

  • DEEU will be a formal physical platform for knowledge exchange, training and education in green and sustainable living for the general public and different stakeholders.


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Support Us

Our funding comes from the University Grants Committee (UGC) through its research scheme for self-financing higher education institutions, external research grants, and private funding. Your support is vital to the Centre’s growth and on-going effort on technology research and development. There are many ways you could support the Centre:


  • Establish research collaboration with us

  • Suggest research topics and/or refer us research talents

  • Make a Donation



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