Tag Archives: John Herbert

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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designed for full speed

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

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clean labels and motors

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

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emergency lighting

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

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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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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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energyLAB at ecoasiaexpo 2009

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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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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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30 energy saving tips for air conditioning systems

Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in Hong Kong burn through twenty-nine percent (29%) of all the electricity generated in Hong Kong[1] , and account for the largest proportion of energy consumption[1], and therefore cost in the commercial buildings.  Hong Kong’s soon … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency India

Do you read many of these ESCO/energy efficiency reports?  If you answered yes, then I guess you could probably list the table of contents without turning a page.  Here is the link to download the report (PDF format) authored by … Continue reading

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Green Building Asia 2009

Our director Mr John Herbert will be speaking on the green building expert panel at the Green Building Asia conference.  The panel to be held on afternoon of day two, 9 (Thursday) July 09.  Contact the organisers directly for registration. … 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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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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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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