Walter Yuen: Presentation
The Importance of Building Energy Research and Practice for Hong Kong
As in many parts of the world, energy use in Hong Kong is projected to grow in the coming decades. In 2005 the residential and commercial sectors accounted for approximately 60% of energy use, and 25% and 61% of total electricity consumption, respectively. The majority of this consumption takes place in buildings, and, in order for building managers to achieve high levels of energy performance, they must focus on four areas: energy labeling, energy accounting, energy auditing and energy mining. This approach is being used in practical applications, such as the International Commerce Center (ICC) at Kowloon Station.