133 Portofino, a luxury low-density residential development in the rural district of Sai Kung, has been awarded the prestigious WELL Core V.2 Pre-certification, becoming the first Hong Kong residential project accredited by the international WELL Building Standard®.


Photo source: Sino Group

Developed by Sino Group, this residential development comprises if three towers and seven houses with a total of 33 units and is on schedule for occupation in late 2020. To achieve WELL pre-certification, the project has undergone assessments conducted by Green Business Certification Inc., a third-party certification body for WELL, to ensure that it meets all performance requirements in addition to management commitment to upholding practices on education, such as instituting an education corner sharing information on well-being and conducting health sharing programmes for its residents. The project will then be awarded WELL Core Certification following a final evaluation.

WSP is serving as WELL consultant for the project. 

About WELL
Administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the WELL Building Standard® is the world's first architectural benchmark focusing exclusively on human health and wellness to improve sustainability. It measures and monitors features within ten key concepts of the built environment that impact human health and well-being, namely air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind and community.