HAESCO Seminar Building Energy Efficiency 2 November 2015

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Seminar Building Energy Efficiency – 2 November 2015energy-saving-plan-cover-2

The Hong Kong Government’s Environmental Bureau launched its Energy Saving Plan in May 2015, and page 68 outlines the key policy dates, this seminar will introduce some ideas and concepts to help lower your energy costs.

We all know the challenges, 90% of electricity generated in Hong Kong is used in our buildings, that equates to approx. 63% of Hong Kong’s carbon footprint, but how can society demand energy improvement without incentives? Social pressure? Will new technology save the day? Do we need a Carbon Tax?


Presently the standard for building energy efficiency in Hong Kong is managed by two separate entities:

  1. Buildings Department (BD) govern the two flavours of Overall Thermal Transmission Value (OTTV) including the most recently added RTTV requirement for residential buildings and:
  2. EMSD who govern under Cap 610 BEEO which cover the efficiency of the Building Services equipment and systems used inside buildings, for example chillers, air handling units, fan, lighting, lifts, etc.

However, there is a huge gap, wider than the grand canyon, between creating a building in accordance with a ‘Design Standard’ and the actual building energy performance. Once dissatisfaction with building energy costs finally reaches the board room, firms often take on energy projects with little understanding of the all the risks and options involved.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers to stimulate debate, including:

Tom Jones BSRIA – Air leakage means lost energy and higher operating costs. BSRIA’s Tom Jones will discuss air leakage standards and verification methods. BSRIA is the UK’s leading building research establishment.

air leakage, HAESCO

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Paul Sat, Swire Properties – Big Data! Globally electric motors account for approx. 60% of electricity consumption! Paul, a Building Service engineer by profession, will discuss VAV fault detection and automatic control necessary to tackle increasing energy costs from using data.

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Who should attend?

  • Building Owners and Operators
  • Design Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Energy Consultants
  • Energy Specialists
  • Building Energy modellers
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers


Cost: Free
Date: 2 November 2015
Venue: Auditorium Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong Kowloon
Language: English

3.00 pm – Registration commences & Networking
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm Seminar
5.05pm – Award/Photographs/Close

Register online (eventbrite ticketing)

Supporting Organisations

The following esteemed organisations are supporting this seminar:


ASHRAE Hong Kong



BEAM Society Limited


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RIBA Hong Kong


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Business Environment Council 


Supporting Organisations have no financial commitment, those that support this important event by distribution of materials to its members, can apply to qualify as Supporting Organisations, and in return will be recognised on the HAESCO web site, event flyer and similar seminar marketing.



HAESCO is a non profit organisation, we rely on industry leaders to help by providing provide sponsorship for our events, seminars, etc. so we can reach the widest audience, and in return your business is recognised as an industry leader. Contact info@haesco.hk for sponsorship opportunities.


Seminar Flyer


Terms and Conditions

(1) The organiser reserves the right to change programme, agenda and speakers.
(2) Registrations of non-HAESCO members are subject to seats availability, after allowing for HAESCO members and Supporting Organisation (SO) registration . Registrations are subject to final confirmation by the organiser.
(3) HAESCO reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or deny any registration without explanation;
(4) Any payment is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the Organiser;
(5) The seminar will be cancelled if the typhoon signal No.8 or above, or Black storm warning is hoisted by HKO three (3) hours before registration commences.
(6) Our programme is subject to change and amendment, at the sole discretion of the organiser, view this page for the latest information.

Short Links

Registration: bit.ly/HAESCO-e-ticket

webpage: bit.ly/HAESCO-seminar-2015

Snippet of Hong Kong Government building energy efficiency data

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LCQ18: Promoting carbon emission audits and reducing carbon emissions by buildings – the Hong Kong government has released a snippet of #energyefficiency information in response to LEGCO questioning (10 June 2015), to read the full text click here , and click here for Hong Kong government building EUI (pdf). As you can see in the pdf screenshot above, it is hardly comprehensive! Emily should have demanded the full data set!

Eco Expo Asia 2013 (28 – 31 October 2013)

HAESCO eco expo asia 2013

Visit HAESCO at the Eco Asia Expo 2013 booth! The exhibition will be held at the airport exhibition centre 28-31 Oct. 2013. For more details, here is the link to the event


We will provide updates closer to the event – See you there!

HAESCO has supported this event every year since day one, here are some photographs from last years event:2012_10_27_HAESCO_booth-JH


Where to find the HAESCO booth at Eco Asia Expo: 3-C 31 in the Hong Kong Pavilion!

Photos from 2013 event:

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo

HAESCO 2013 eco asia expo



InnoAsia 2012 – save the date!

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InnoAsia 2012 will be held at Hong Kong Science Park, Hong Kong on 13-16 November 2012 (www.innoasia.net) and HAESCO is a supporting organisation for InnoAsia 2012!

For a detailed and latest up to date rundown for the events and times click here to read the latest from Innoasia 2012 website

HAESCO members enjoy extra discount! refer to registration section below……

This year there are six innovation pillars packed into the same event:

1. Conference

  • Main Conference – Innovations for green and healthy living
  • Chairmen’s Forum – (13th December) – C-level gathering of Hong Kong and international business leaders; participants identify and explore creative strategies and future policy agenda needs for Hong Kong’s sustainable growth and competitiveness

2 Knowledge Transfer

  • Technology Forum 1 – City Planning & Buildings – How businesses and communities can prosper from best practice planning, advanced green buildings and adoption of environmentally sustainable solutions for city development
  • Technology Forum 2 – Efficient Environment – Innovations in air, water, waste and energy management technologies for an efficient, low carbon environment
  • Technology Forum 3 – Green Business Strategies – Sustainable business development and green investment best practices
  • Technology Forum 4 – Healthy Ageing – Innovations in disease prevention and latest research in anti-ageing mainstream, complementary and alternative medicines including the biotech initiatives

3. Investment

  • Hong Kong Venture Capital / Angel Conference

4. Business Matching

  • SPARC Forum 1 – Angel Investment Matching
  • SPARC Forum 2 – VC Investment Matching

5. Workshops

  • Investment Workshop  
  • Healthy Ageing Workshop

6. InnoAsia @ PRD

  • Visit to Shenzhen High-Tech Fair – (15th December) – An opportunity for overseas delegations to combine InnoAsia with a visit to the Pearl River Delta for Shenzhen’s “China High-Tech Fair” and related activities

InnoAsia 2011


A full schedule planned, any too many key speakers to list here! so I have a link to the full line up of speakers [LINK]


HAESCO members ONLY – If you register before 30 September 2012 HAESCO members will enjoy the early bird discount PLUS extra 10% discount!  Click here to download the registration form (PDF)


HAESCO 4th Annual Reception 18 July 2012

HAESCO 4th annual reception 18 July 2012
HAESCO held its 4th Annual reception on 18 July 2012, our guest was Mr Edmund K. H. Leung (photograph below)  past chairman of the HKSAR energy advisory committee, he provided members with an entertaining and straight talking review of the HKSAR energy policy.
HAESCO 4th annual reception 18 July 2012
200 members and colleagues from the energy industry attended. Edmund fielded questions from the audience, covering a wide range of topics, including pollution, the energy mix, tariffs, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
HAESCO meeting general view

Below, HAESCO chairman Mr Dominic Yin (LEFT) presented Mr Edmund K.H. Leung (RIGHT) with a one tonne Carbon credit Certificate of appreciation.

HAESCO Hong Kong annual reception

And finally, a special thanks to our sponsors Lutron, SGS, Maya Transformers, and Trane.