Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Building (HKEERSB) (voluntary)
The program consists of five Building Energy Codes (BECs): Lighting Installations, Air Conditioning Installations, Electrical Installations, Lift and Elevator Installations, and a Performance Based Code checklist. Buildings can register as HKEERSB in any or all of the code categories. Compliance can be prescriptive or performance based. Legislation has been introduced to the Legislative Council to make the HKEERSB mandatory for all new buildings, based especially because of the support it received from the public. As of May 2016, 3946 registration certificates were issued to 1719 building venues involving 4062 installations.
Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance (Cap 610) (voluntary)
Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance Codes and Technical Guidelines
- Hong Kong Green Building Council
- BEAM Plus New Buildings
BEAM is a voluntary classification standard for rating green buildings. Similar to LEED, buildings can achieve a “green building” status based on how sustainable the building is. It creates a specific set of standards and is geard toward design and construction professionals.
- Environmental Protection Department
- Electrical and Mechanical Service Department
- Guidelines to Account for and Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals for Buildings (Commercial, Residential, or Institutional Purposes) in Hong Kong (2010 edition)
The Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Removal for Buildings Program encourages tenants to report their energy use and participate in the program. Tenants who participate will be given a report on their GHG emissions and be given strategies for reducing energy, and thus GHG emissions, as well as save money on energy costs.
- Article: Hong Kong Ordinance Drives Energy Efficiency Through Strict Codes of Practice and Audits November 17, 2015
- Article: A Tale of Two Cities: Energy Efficient Buildings in New York and Hong Kong May 14, 2013
The Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Building was first launched in October 1998 to promote the application of building energy codes. To further promote energy efficiency in buildings, the government also enacted the Building Energy Efficiency Ordinance in 2010 for full operation by 2012.
Building Energy Efficiency Standards in Hong Kong and Mainland China 2000