Blueprint for Hong Kong Energy Consumption

energy_saving_blueprint_2015-2Hong Kong has launched its first, energy conservation strategy (LINK)  primarily containing  lists of Government achievements (earlier hint).

But wait, it is more than the usual self congratulatory tome, note it has highlighted the specific occasions when energy policy can be improved over the next few years. Read page 68 – Figure 33 is titled ‘Timeline of regulatory tools reviews on energy reduction’ that tells the story in my view it is an invitation to drive policy changes.

Whilst the 40% reduction sounds like an ambitious number (it is based on energy intensity) framed as absolute energy consumption the reduction amounts to approx. 6% reduction.

What will be the impact on building owners?

I have read the blueprint, the whole document, how Government intends to achieve this target is not mentioned just yet, it is not a roadmap, just a broad plan. So it is inevitable that building owners will be the first to feel the pressure to tackle energy efficiency. Failing to tackle this cornerstone issue early is likely to cause some red faces in the sector.

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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