Building infrared inspection reveals hidden defects not visible to the human eye, the temperature image can locate the source of water ingress, damp, water damage, locate missing sections of thermal insulation missing, identify overheating switchgear, and much more.
Fear not, RTHK reports that some Hong Kong Electric corporate customers will be exempt, but that is bad news for the individual customers who will be paying for that corporate windfall.
In this context, we suspect that corporate customers really means their highest electricity users, and automatically reducing the financial incentive to lower their energy consumption and lower costs.
Part of the problem is related to Hong Kong’s energy policy, it only targets lowering carbon intensity which seems fantastic until you know their plan, to importing more electricity from China generated by nuclear power, this policy is short-sighted, it encourages the status quo, keeping the energy-wasting business as usual culture in place, causing energy waste which has reached epidemic proportions in Hong Kong.
Last year we predicted these increasing tariffs, so looking forward we’ll predict and expect the same type of Christmas gift form HKE and CLP next year.
HEC and CLP can provide a subsidy to building owners/managers to upgrade the communal services in buildings, including air conditioning, lifts, lighting, water pumps, etc. in commercial and residential buildings.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for capital (CAPex) funding for energy efficiency improvement work! Both schemes are arranged to provide the rebate AFTER the work is completed and approved by the respective utility.
Greening of existing buildings can be a challenge, but the HEC Eco building fund and CLP Smart Power fund can help finance energy efficiency improvement to lower your CAPex and your future energy bills.
For more information call us on +852 2335 9830 today!
Following the success of the secret life of chillers, the secret life of Variable Speed Drives (VSD) might be equally important.
Variable Speed Drives (VSD), also known as Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) can replace motor starters and lower energy costs, but this graph above (real data) shows the motor speed remains pretty constant all day long. Continue reading →
How to comply with BEEO ordinance for new construction?
To build in Hong Kong you follow the traditional BD submission format, but you must also fulfil the mandatory requirements detailed in the Building Energy Efficiency Code (BEEO). How does that impact the construction process?
The building owner must engage an EMSD Registered Energy Assessor (REA) to complete and issue EMSD Form EE1, also known as Stage 1 Certificate of Compliance Registration (COCR), and an EMSD Form EE2, known as Stage 2 COCR.
When does the COCR need to be issued?
Stage 1 COCR must be submitted within two months after obtaining BD consent. For Stage 2 COCR, that must be submitted within four months after obtaining BD Occupation permit.
The new Hong Kong Government standard for Lighting installations has been gazetted today (28 Feb. 2014). What are the implications? When will it be enforced? contact Mr John A. Herbert, Registered Energy Assessor (REA) today!