Renewable Energy Systems Facilitate Innovative Green Architecture
Located at Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui, New World Development’s K11 ATELIER is a grade A office building, and the first workspace in Hong Kong marrying Art, People and Nature. K11 ATELIER has been designed with energy efficiency as a primary concern, and is the recipient of Platinum green architecture certification from the U.S.’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as well as Silver green architecture certification from the Hong Kong’s BEAM Plus. Following principles of green building design, K11 ATELIER provides tenants with a clean and healthy work environment, with all types of related services and projects. With the aim of promoting health in mind, body and spirit, K11 ATELIER’s advanced technologies ensure that the quality of the indoor environment is higher than average local standards. Built according to the long-term development blueprint of New World Group’s New World Sustainability Vision 2030, the building’s design merges four key elements: Green, Wellness, Smart and Caring.
As well as its large green spaces, and energy-efficient LED and air-conditioning systems, the building also boasts two solar energy systems. A 32kW traditional solar panel system is installed on the top floor, along with an innovative, facade-integrated 83kW solar photovoltaic system – a new solution that utilises vertical space and natural daylight. Together, these two systems have an annual capacity of around 75kW, making K11 ATELIER an industry-leading example of a green energy building.
K11 ATELIER has also joined CLP’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme. Following a technical assessment, CLP installed smart meters for the building’s systems. K11 ATELIER is expected to earn approximately HK$300,000 in FiT payments each year. Smart meters also enhance energy consumption management, especially during peak times, creating a solid foundation for an energy-saving future.
New World Development will continue to explore new applications for renewable energy, such as through pioneering the testing of tidal power generation. The company is committed to contributing to the creation of smart cities with reduced carbon emissions.
Hong Kong Pacific Centre (HKPC), under the management of Sino Estates
Management Limited (SEML) has been collaborating with CLP on Energy Audit
service since 2010. With its outstanding green management performance, HKPC
received the merit award in the CLP GREENPLUS Recognition Award 2013.
Recently, HKPC has set an annual energy saving target of over 10 % through
implementation of various green initiatives.
To further enhance their energy efficiency, HKPC has reviewed the energy
audit report and taken advice from CLP. The T8 light tubes on each floor of exit
staircase areas have been replaced gradually by the LED lighting system and
motion sensors. As a commercial building with a variety of businesses operating
at different hours, lighting system timers are installed on each floor to cater
for different business needs of the tenants. Moreover, HKPC is adopting the LED
lighting in all public areas and an annual energy saving of over 70% for
lighting is expected.
Regarding the air-conditioning system, HKPC maintains its indoor temperature
at 24-26°C. With daily weather condition monitoring, the management team of HKPC
adjusts the distribution and temperature of chilled water to cater for the
operational needs of tenants. Also, HKPC optimizes the energy performance of the
chiller units to enhance energy efficiency. HKPC has planned to replace all
air-cooled chillers with water-cooled ones this year to reduce around 30% of
energy consumption and to further reduce operating costs and carbon
The management team of HKPC has been always striving for a greener
environment for the tenants and customers. In September 2012, the Buildings
Energy Efficiency Ordinance (BEEO) came into effect. To ensure the new
requirements were met, the Centre collaborated with CLP to conduct BEEO
Compliance Audit. The experience gained was then shared with other properties
under SEML's property portfolio.
CLP will closely collaborate with SEML in the areas of energy efficiency and
energy saving. Till now, CLP has provided its Energy Audit service for over 30
properties to provide the energy saving recommendation on lighting,
air-conditioning and hot water systems in order to achieve carbon reduction.
CLP Smart Energy Award
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