Cutting Hong Kong Carbon

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Last Thursday (14 May 2009)  John Herbert attended the Climate Change Business Forum (CCBF) launch ceremony for the new Carbon guide entitled “Capitalising On Business Opportunity” download your copy here http://www.climatechangebusinessforum.com,  strangely is actually host by another firm here is link for PDF format be aware its 4.42 Mb file.

At the launch, CCBF Chairman and Executive Council convenor Mr Leung Chun-ying said Now is the time for Hong Kong businesses to reduce their GHG (greenhouse gas emissions) to help combat climate change, and there are opportunities for businesses small and large to respond to the demand for goods and services that involved the production of fewer greenhouse gases. Mr Leung said “The guide does not say when we should do it because we believe the time is now“.

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For 98% of businesses,  the reality is that their “carbon load” is their energy consumption, but it takes a while to get the message across. HongkongLand’s contribution pictured right, is the most relevant for building energy efficiency, a top ten list, including an annual energy audit recommendation making the list at no. 7.

Practice what you preach?

CCBF should practice what is it preaching,closely linked to BEC, they are located in the BEC Jockey Club building in Kowloon Tong that is still using air-cooled chillers nine (9) years after the introduction of the new code for water cooled chiller. Interesting that just opposite the BEC building, a commercially operated shopping mall has already upgraded to energy saving water cooled chillers and is enjoying the benifits of lower operating costs.

About John A. Herbert, REA, energy consultant, BEAM Pro

John is director of energyLAB energy consultants firm, he has with more than 30 years engineering experience gained across three continents. He is Registered Energy Assessor, a member of HKAEE. Read his blog at http://www.johnherbert.hk
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