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3 December 2010 – Today the Hong Kong Building Energy Code Ordinance was gazetted (http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201012/03/P201012010258.htm). Background information, including consultations can be found on the EMSD website here is the link. It is anticipated that the new legislation will be fully … Continue reading
What does energy management mean to you, turning off the lights? When the mandatory efficiency improvements were considered too hard or too difficult some twenty provinces in China decided that simply cutting the power supply to industrial undertakings was one … Continue reading
I was interviewed for an article regarding green factory facilities in China, it’s an extensive subject with few column inches and not limited to China. I listed more than 165 strategic methods for creating a green facilities, far too many … Continue reading
As the mercury hovers above 30 Deg C buzzing air conditioning units working overtime are commonplace in street and offices across the city. And if you’re a facility operator or business owner you also need to ensure that the air … Continue reading
The HKGBC [link] has announced an invitation for an Expression of Interest: Tender for Provision of Consultancy Services for the Development of Green Building Labelling Systems in Hong Kong. The deadline is 16th JULY 2010, for easy reference, here is … Continue reading
The HKSAR Council for Sustainable Development (CSD) conducted a year long consultation exercise titled Building Design to Foster a Quality and Sustainable Built Environment. And now CSD has released the report [link]. One of the many issues raised in by … Continue reading
A Hong Kong office indoor air quality survey released last week reminds us the office environment has improved little over the years, the findings show 27% of those surveyed report bad indoor office environment. Background In the early 80′s the … Continue reading
Later this year (2010) we will see the introduction of the energy efficiency regulations for commercial buildings downunder. So if you are selling or leasing commercial office space over 2,000 sqm, the building owner(s) are required to disclose it’s energy … Continue reading
Today’s press release by Asian Development Bank  boasts supporting finance for China’s the first coal-fired integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant, so far so good, improved efficiency of generating facilities is necessary, and IGCC offers a great improvement … Continue reading
China is once again suffering with problems in the Water sector, although plentiful in some areas, other areas suffer drought conditions. Here in Hong Kong it’s relativity cold now, barely 10 deg C outside, as our thoughts turn to hot … Continue reading
The ADB (Asian Development Bank) issued a dire warning about climate change and the transportation sector, citing 23% of carbon emissions [link]. Without doubt transportation is important, however putting focus on transport and fuels overlooks a simpler long term solutions … Continue reading
It has been a busy recently, and I had completely forgotten about the Innovation Design Technology (IDT) conference next week, it will will be held on 3-5th December 2009 in Hong Kong. I will be speaking at the conference, during … Continue reading
An interesting survey from USA, adds more weight to benefit of building green or does it? This report “Workers in green buildings take less sick leave” from Green Building Press states that a survey found that workers in green buildings … Continue reading
The Guangdong municipal Government in South China has created an energy efficiency funding scheme, not unlike CP3 (Cleaner Production Partnership Programme). For energy and environmental improvement projects RMB 300 million (Approx. US$ 44 million) has been allocated for 1:1 cost … Continue reading
Emerson’s survey reveals an interesting fact, their survey of data centre professionals and managers indicates that data centre energy efficiency is now higher priority than Uptime! Whilst it’s only one survey, it is interesting because adds to the mounting evidence … Continue reading
I read with interest from GreenBuildingAdviser a report that the ICC (International Code Council) is also playing catch-up and going green! ICC intends to create the definitive International Green Building code, read more on their website. Of course, ICC is … Continue reading
Energy Efficiency might well be the fastest, least intrusive and lowest cost solution to implement energy conservation projects that also lowers your carbon footprint, the McKinsey report even highlights these opportunities. However, it does not take way from the fact … Continue reading
It’s not a secret, my most frequent comment in energy audit work is that a director/senior director takes responsibility for “energy”. It is clear if you review the processes, energy costs are overlooked, and considered as a fixed expense. When … Continue reading
Buildings account for the largest proportion of greenhouse emissions in Hong Kong, currently that is sixty three percent (63%) of Hong Kong’s carbon footprint. Whilst initiatives for new buildings are indeed welcome, the influence of the measures are limited to … Continue reading