Category Archives: energy news

COP21 means 2 degC or bust?

COP21 commences today, with leaders from 200 counties meeting in Paris, and buildings, for the first time, will be in focus, a milestone indeed. Its important for Hong Kong where buildings consume 90% of the electricity generated, equating to about … Continue reading

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Capturing lost electricity capacity in your factory or manufacturing facility

Successful manufacturing business’s often outgrow the installed electrical power capacity in large facilities, those transformers that seemed ‘plenty big’ at the design stage are now fully loaded, and you face extra costs, production disruption to expand your operations. Help is … Continue reading

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Energy Matters Seminar – 2 Nov. 2015

HAESCO, a Hong Kong Not For Profit Trade association (www.haesco.org) is organising an energy seminar on 2 Nov. 2015 – to register here is the  LINK    

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Hong Kong’s hottest June for more than a century

You thought June was hot, and RTHK reports the HKO’s confirmation that is was the hottest June since records began  – expect your air conditioning bill to soar. 03-07-2015 – Hong Kong’s hottest June for more than a century Records from … Continue reading

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Blueprint for Hong Kong Energy Consumption

Hong 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 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s Profitable Energy Audit

by John A. Herbert, REA The Hong Kong Government mandates that commercial buildings owners shall engage a Registered Energy Assessor (REA) to conduct an energy audit and display the resulting EUI every ten years. Whilst many organisations are scrambling to … Continue reading

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Government Energy Audit EMSD

by John A. Herbert, REA The Hong Kong Government enacted the BEEO in order to regulate the energy efficiency of key building services installations inside prescribed buildings, building owners are required to hire Registered Energy Assessor to undertake energy audits, … Continue reading

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Inevitable Energy Cost Increase?

The price of Hong Kong’s energy set to rise again, the unlinkable SCMP reported (9 May 2012) from the China Light and Power shareholders meeting held on 8 May 2012. Of course, the HKSAR’s 2015  reduced emissions target will demand generators to burn cleaner … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Tariff hike

2012 will bring another tariff hike for electricity customers in Hong Kong,  CLP and HKE governed under the  Scheme of Control  agreement with the HKSAR Government, CLP and Hongkong Electric propose 9.2 percent and 6.3 percent tariff increases respectively last week. … Continue reading

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Carbon Tax Downunder

The Australian News is flooded with the senates decision to apply a tax on Carbon, pundits rail for and against, but accountable carbon is leading the way for consumers to pay the true cost of using limited resources.  A $23-a-tonne … Continue reading

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Will Hong Kong finally ban Incandescent Light Bulbs?

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

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Lighting conservation

I stumbled upon a useful resource for all facility operators about lighting (http://www.vesma.com) and sent the author a note with a few suggestions who graciously add my suggestions  ideas, here is the link: http://www.vesma.com/enmanreg/lighting/john_herbert_note.htm

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Energy Management System training course #2

EnergyLAB’s director, Mr John A. Herbert has nearly thirty years experience in the industry, and will conduct the following training course: An Energy Management Systems (EnMS),  covering both ISO 50001 and BS EN 16001 will  be held on 14 April 2011,  … Continue reading

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Energy Management System Training Course

An Energy Management Systems (EnMS) training course, covering both ISO 50001 and BS 16001 will  be held on 21st February 2011, here in Hong Kong.  For registration and further information directly contact the organiser: LNS Limited, Mrs Wong on Tel:  +852  2482 … Continue reading

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Higher power cost for 2011

Looking back over the last year, the increasing interest in building energy efficiency was notable, if not somewhat misdirected. However,  the wider publicity and awareness of the issues will we hope drive consumers in the future to seek expert advice. … Continue reading

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CISMEF 2010

energyLAB participated in the China International Environmental and Energy Efficiency event held as part of CISMEF 2010 Guangzhou, China in Sept. 2010. Our booth was located in Guangzhou Exhibition center Hall 4.2 with HAESCO and another HAESCO member Euro-tech. Unlike … Continue reading

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carbon consciousness

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

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HAESCO event

Mr John A. Herbert, director of energyLAB Limited, was pleased to announce that energyLAB will be one of the title sponsors for the HAESCO annual reception in May 2010.  He said “we must try and support this fledgling  industry”.  energyLAB … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies (HAESCO)

EnergyLAB limited is pleased to announce and report that our director Mr John A. Herbert was elected as director Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies (HAESCO) on 31 March 2010, and thereafter appointed to the position of vice-chairman of … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency Has Moved to the Top of the Energy Agenda?

Even the World Economic Forum[1] finally understands the benefits from improved EE (Energy Efficiency)…..read the report (pdf format). The report covers the usual issues, so if you are looking for new content you would be disappointed. Although several industry leaders … Continue reading

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energyLAB @ IDT conference, 3-5th Dec 2009, Hong Kong

Meet energyLAB next week at the Hong Kong Innovation Design Technology (IDT) conference and exhibition – drop by to see us booth  1B 09.

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energyLAB at ecoasiaexpo 2009

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what is your carbon footprint?

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

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EcoAsiaExpo booth 5C13

Carbon management and energy consultants energyLAB limited  (http://www.energylab.hk) will be represented at the EcoAsiaExpo 2009.  Come visit us at booth 5C13 – we are part of the Hong Kong pavilion.

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US fears loss of green energy efficiency technology

A report in today’s Standard highlights one of the stumbling blocks to energy efficiency progress.  Overseas companies often cite the fear that bringing products into China risks loss of their IP rights because it could be reverse engineered, copied, and … Continue reading

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Wall street venturing into efficiency

As the New Work Times reports US Venture Capitalists are now starting to moving on the energy efficiency sector. Perhaps it has finally sunken into the conciousness that an 80% IRR on energy efficiency projects are regularly achieved. However, the … Continue reading

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John Herbert appointed vice chairman

We are pleased to announce that our Mr John Herbert our CEEO (Chief Energy Efficiency Officer) a founding member and executive director of HAESCO (Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies) was elected as vice chairman of HAESCO on 26th March … Continue reading

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