Category Archives: energy efficiency
Lighting provides good opportunities to lower costs without impacting the building operation. The BEC 2012 provide guidance for the lighting power density for new build, and most existing buildings exceed this guidance. We find external lights burning during the day, … Continue reading
Infra-red thermography provides the opportunity to explore beyond a visual inspection, it supports preventive maintenance and energy efficiency. However it only one tool of many tools energy auditors need to be able to conduct a useful energy audit.
The cost of electricity in Kowloon served by CLP will increase by 5.9% and Hong Kong Island served by HKE by 2.3% in 2013 it’s reported in the SCMP (see above). However, the full details are not revealed as yet. … Continue reading
It’s the summer, and it’s hot, and humid, over the last few days it have been around 32 Deg C. And air conditioning systems across the region will be working overtime to keep your building cool. In Hong Kong and … Continue reading
This is your chance to add your voice to the ban the bulb debate! The estimated annual electricity consumption for non-reflector type Incandescent Light Bulbs (ILB) meaning GLS lamps, candle shape, fancy round and other decorative lamps, and tungsten halogen … Continue reading
Improving the energy efficiency of lighting systems is a no brainer, the obvious gain is lower the lighting energy consumption. But in air conditioned areas the second benefit results from the lower heat output, because means reduced bills for the … Continue reading
27 Nov 2010 - Saturday was a beautiful, crisp, sunny day, I attended the Cityspeak forum at the Fringe Club on Lower Albert road. Afterwards, I couldn’t help notice that the adjacent building had external lighting fittings (photographed above) still … Continue reading
Vary Your speed HVAC equipment and industrial machinery are designed to operate at the peak capacity, to handle the worst case scenario. However, during normal operation periods of partial load occur when the load is less than the design load. … Continue reading
Buy the most efficient motor available, and keep it clean. Electric motors account for nearly sixty percent (60%) of the global electricity consumption! Comparing the total life operating cost with the first cost is instructive. Typically the CapEx (capital cost) … Continue reading
Replacing traditional emergency lighting fittings pictured above, with the LED type immediately provides energy savings, and lowers carbon emission. Additionally, the longer lifespan of an LED fitting also results in reduced labour costs. – John Herbert, energyLAB , consultant
Recently I was talking to a colleague about the pervasive use of the “percentage”. You will have seen the advertising offering up to 30% energy savings , and no doubt you will have seen NGO’s giving awards for 25% percent … Continue reading
Guangzhou – energyLAB – energy consultants will attend the 2010 China International Energy Efficiency event to be held in Guangzhou, China. The EE event will take place over three days, with international companies participating. Date: 15-18 September 2010 Location: Guangzhou … Continue reading
From our earliest days our parents drilled us about the roads, and road safety. Everyday, every opportunity it was hammered home — look left, look right, then look left again was one of the many rules of life pushed upon … Continue reading
energyLAB Ltd. is pleased to report that last week on 4th December 2009 during the IDT expo held at the Wan Chai exhibition centre in Hong Kong our Director John Herbert give his energy audit speech at the energy seminar.
During EcoAsiaExpo energyLAB conducted a survey, not of the visitors as you might expect, but other exhibitors in hall 5. Frankly, I was expecting mediocre outcome, but the result was more shocking. The survey was simple, one easy question – What … Continue reading