ReThink HK 2022 : Video-on-Demand

Synergising for Energy Efficiency and Demand Management: A Case Study on our Built Environment

Day 1 - 5th Oct | 13:20 - 14:10

Location: Sustainable Partnerships Theatre

Decarbonisation

Overview

Despite the progress that has been made to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, there remains a lack of specification on whether a building is energy efficient and achieving its designed operating efficiencies. Adding to this are privacy concerns relating to the transparency of energy data. How can we synergise data collection and utilisation for better energy efficiency and demand management for buildings in Hong Kong?

Learnings

  • How can we create an enabling environment for collecting data from buildings? What are the existing infrastructural and regulatory barriers for enhancing energy data transparency?
  • How can business leaders interpret and utilise the data effectively for their decision making?
  • What role do SMEs play in energy data in collaboration with corporates?

Post Event Actions

  • Gain insights from leading companies on building energy efficiency as well as data disclosure and utilisation
  • Rethink your own operations with consideration for energy efficiency, drawing on case studies from our built environment.
  • Seek business opportunities and partnerships to better interpret and utilise your own energy data for positive impact.

Speakers

MODERATOR

Peter Chan

Technical Director, Sustainable Building Design

Atkins China Ltd

Peter Chan

Technical Director, Sustainable Building Design

Atkins China Ltd

Peter Chan is a qualified LEED AP, BEAM Pro and sustainable building specialist consultant with over 28 years of experience in leading numerous sustainability assignments related to the built environment. These include: providing energy saving and decarbonising advice for over 30 government premises for Retro-commissioning (RCx) projects; and formulating sustainable building design options for over 50 developments to achieve the superior BEAM/LEED Platinum rating.

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu

Executive Director

Civic Exchange

Lawrence Iu is Executive Director at Civic Exchange. As a professional environmental strategist, he has profound experience in crafting climate change models and impactful public policies. His current focuses are on policy action in Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Mobility. He has successfully built a platform with public, corporate and government stakeholders to craft an inclusive transition plan with strong buy-in.

In his previous roles in a multinational corporation and a higher institution, Lawrence led environmental sustainability and occupational health & safety projects across Asia Pacific and coordinated emerging technology management, circular economy and green chemistry research.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Despite these difficult times, we must remain forward looking and anticipate the time of recovery. Even more so, we are now in a favourable position to make fundamental policy decisions to rethink our economic model, making it fit for a low carbon missions world, and to set course for a better, sustainable, and more liveable future for Hong Kong.

Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan

Director - Sustainability & Risk Governance

Link Asset Management Limited

Dr. Calvin Lee Kwan

Director - Sustainability & Risk Governance

Link Asset Management Limited

I help organizations institute integrated thinking and value creation as part of sustainability and climate resilience action plans. This includes assessing future energy trends, producing climate impact reports to identify at-risk physical assets, establishing protocols to monitor ESG performance and enlisting support and securing alignment across the organizational value chain.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

Coordinated and collaborative effort, particularly among industry peers instead of individual efforts.

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam

CEO & Co-Founder

Negawatt Utility Limited

Arthur Lam is the CEO, Co-founder and director of Negawatt Utility Limited, an AIoT (Artificial Intelligent of Things) prop-tech company specializing in smart building digitization and ESG solutions. As a serial entrepreneur, he has over 14 years in property technologies with the focus on sustainability. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008 and he is a certified Carbon Audit Professional and a certified Energy Manager of The Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter).

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

  • Supporting large corporates to meet ESG requirement
  • Deployment of COVID risk management to increase public health & safety awareness
  • Reducing energy consumption for large corporates to meet upcoming CO2 reduction target of 2030
  • Enhancement of communication between stakeholders to improve corporate management efficiency

Dr. Ruffina Thilakaratne

Associate Professor / Chair RIBA Hong Kong Chapter

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Dr. Ruffina Thilakaratne

Associate Professor / Chair RIBA Hong Kong Chapter

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Dr. Thilakaratne is an academic and a Fellow of the RIBA specialized in environmental sustainability with over 20-years international experience. She is a LEED-AP, WELL-AP, Certified Carbon Auditor, and a BEAM Professional. Ruffina is experienced in large scale mixed-use development projects, healthcare and education, science & technology projects.

My Sustainability Goals for 2022:

In order for Hong Kong to achieve Net-Zero targets by 2030 and 2050, I wish to see commitments on renewable energy production, mandating OTTV and mandating Whole Building Lifecycle Assessment for all new projects.

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