SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Consultancy on Design and Construction Requirements for Residential Buildings for Energy Efficiency in Hong Kong (RTTV)

In 2008, residential buildings accounted for 25 percent of the total electricity consumption in Hong Kong. Enhancing energy performance of residential buildings became an important part of the government’s overall strategy of achieving a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable built environment. Aim of RLP’s study was to fill the existing research gap and pave the way towards constructing more energy-efficient residential buildings in Hong Kong.

Pilot tests, a cost study and an energy saving potential analysis were carried out to review the practicality and implication of implementing these measures, while multi-stakeholder consultation forums and focus group consultation meetings were also held. To facilitate implementation and promote design flexibility, the guidelines incorporated had to satisfy the criteria, prescriptive requirements and alternative performance-based approach methodologies. The result showed that the guidelines achieved the recommended level of residential thermal transfer value and provided detailed design strategies for achieving natural ventilation in residential buildings. 

Consultancy on Design and Construction Requirements for Residential Buildings for Energy Efficiency in Hong Kong (RTTV)

In 2008, residential buildings accounted for 25 percent of the total electricity consumption in Hong Kong. Enhancing energy performance of residential buildings became an important part of the government’s overall strategy of achieving a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable built environment. Aim of RLP’s study was to fill the existing research gap and pave the way towards constructing more energy-efficient residential buildings in Hong Kong.

Pilot tests, a cost study and an energy saving potential analysis were carried out to review the practicality and implication of implementing these measures, while multi-stakeholder consultation forums and focus group consultation meetings were also held. To facilitate implementation and promote design flexibility, the guidelines incorporated had to satisfy the criteria, prescriptive requirements and alternative performance-based approach methodologies. The result showed that the guidelines achieved the recommended level of residential thermal transfer value and provided detailed design strategies for achieving natural ventilation in residential buildings.