Tag Archives: Hong Kong

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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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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Is this what your AHU looks like?

The AHU pictured above is failing to deliver adequate service, We found the entire surface of the unit and frame is covered in condensate, forget about the mess, it is expensive wasting energy 18 hours per day instead of cooling … 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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building operations

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

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Carbon Audit Hong Kong Standard updated

by John A. Herbert The Carbon Audit standard for Hong Kong has been updated,  do make sure that your consultant is using the right standard for the Hong Kong carbon audits! On the whole, the updated carbon audit standard is … Continue reading

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False Economy

At some point in time you might be advised (not by energyLAB) to lower your water distribution and storage temperature for domestic hot water service – DO NOT lower the water temperature below 60 DegC – whatever promises and assurances … Continue reading

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Cooling towers can save your energy costs

Air Conditioning systems in tropical regions for example, Hong Kong, South China, and Singapore burn the lions share of the energy budget, equally there are opportunities to lower the cost of doing business.  Here in Hong Kong, more than 32% … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency And Air Pollution

Energy Efficiency and Air Pollution Wondering why air pollution and energy efficiency are so closely related? 89% of Hong Kong electricity generated is consumed in buildings, yet as little as 10% of the primary energy is actually provides useful work. … Continue reading

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Energy Saving Air Conditioning

Energy Saving Air Conditioning The Hong Kong Government issued advice to building owners and operators encouraging setting the air conditioning thermostats to 25.5 Deg C. Of course the audience for generic advice was the general public, the broad message air … Continue reading

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Where is your energy accountant?

Having your business undergo an energy audit is a great way to spot where you could save money, and improve the energy efficiency of your business. Like your finance accountant checks assets and liabilities, your energy accountant tracks down your … Continue reading

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energyLAB blog launched

Welcome to the new energyLAB  blog,  energyLAB Limited is an expert energy consultant located and registered in Hong Kong. Our goal is to advise your business how to lower operating costs, and reduce environmental impact.

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