Achieving Deep Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings of Hong Kong
With over 90% of electricity consumption in Hong Kong coming from buildings, and a substantial 65% of electricity consumption in Hong Kong is from commercial buildings, it is important for the commercial industry to achieve deep energy savings in order to realize substantial decarbonization in Hong Kong to move towards Paris Agreement and the IPCC special report of limiting global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. As the General Manager of Technical Services & Sustainable Development of Swire Properties, Dr. Raymond Yau will explore how the industry can tackle this issue through highlighting the energy management program in Swire Properties, in which a 26% reduction in annual energy consumption is targeted by the year 2020 as compared to 2008. These strategies encompass both new buildings and existing buildings, from “low hanging fruits” to the utilization of smart energy management cloud-based platform, and also the involvement of tenant side. Towards deep energy savings is no longer a one-party action, but an integrated effort from corporates to government to individuals.