A series of technical courses are co-organized by the Gas & Energy Division, Environmental Division and Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & Chemical Division of HKIE, and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
The courses are designed to broaden knowledge of engineers pertaining to mechanical, environmental, gas and energy professions. They are very beneficial for young engineers and practitioners refreshing and acquiring knowledge in the technologies, design or operation in concerned fields. All guest speakers will share with audiences their practical knowledge and experience.
Session 1: 2, 7, 14, 19 November 2018 (Topic: Solid Waste Management)
Session 2: 28 November, 5, 12, 19 December 2018 (Topic: Energy Design and Reuse)
Session 3: 9, 16, 23, 30 January 2019 (Topic: Cooling and Chiller System)
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
This Event is organized by CGBC(HK) [China Green Building Council . HK] and is supported by AIIB as one of supporting orgainzations. The technical talk will be given by Mr HO Thim Seng, Chairman of the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (Singapore Chapter)
The Event is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as being one of the supporting organizations.
The District Cooling System (DCS) at Kai Tak Development (KTD) is a large scale centralized air-conditioning system. It utilizes sea water to produce chilled water at the central plants and distributes the chilled water to consumer buildings in the KTD through underground water piping network.
The cooling capacity of the DCS is about 284 megawatt of refrigeration (MWr) for serving the non-domestic air-conditioned floor area of about 1.73 million m2, equivalent to a cooling supply for 40 nos. of 30-storey high commercial buildings. Upon completion of the project, about 40 kilometres of underground chilled water pipes would have been laid and there would be around 50 buildings in KTD connected to the DCS.
DCS consumes 35% and 20% less electricity as compared to traditional air-cooled air-conditioning systems and individual water-cooled air-conditioning systems using cooling towers respectively. With its high energy efficiency, the implementation of DCS at KTD will achieve estimated annual saving of 85 million kilowatt-hour (kWh) in electricity consumption, with a corresponding reduction of 59,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per annum.
Topic: IFMA's Guided Tour – The District Cooling System
WELL Building Standard V2TM Training to be conducted by BEC Institute of Environmental Education
The CPD training courses are organized by BEC Institute of Environmental Education and are supported by AIIB as being one of the supporting organizations.
UNDERSTANDING THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD V2TM (Course Code: 86117)
28 September 2018 (9:30 to 11:30) - Flyer
The WELL Building Standard v2 TM (“WELL v2TM”) was launched by International WELL Building InstituteTM (“IWBITM”) recently. It is built with reference to over 1000 registered / certified WELL v1TM projects over 30 countries worldwide. In this training, Ms Victoria Gilbert – past Vice President at IWBITM, will introduce the participants to the WELL v2TM. The organisation and development of the WELL v2TM will be presented in the context of healthy buildings movement. Key public health research will be discussed to provide the basis for the ten WELL Concepts, and some research on the value of WELL will also be discussed in the conclusion.
ADVANCED TRAINING ON THE WELL BUILDING STANDARD V2TM (Course Code: 86118)
26 October 2018 (9:00 to 18:00) - Flyer
This full-day advanced training on the WELL Building Standard v2TM will be delivered by Ms Victoria Gilbert – past Vice President at IWBI. It will drive deeper into the standard, building on introductory presentations to examine key processes with WELL Certification and exploring WELL Concepts in depth. The process for developing Alternative Adherence Paths will be discussed in the context of a scenario, as well as procedures for seeking equivalencies, using Crosswalks, and developing innovations. Key public health research will provide a basis to consider each WELL Concept in depth, allowing for a greater discussion of how WELL Features address environmental concerns. Finally, preconditions will be presented in the context of a project scenario, and a breakout activity which will utilise expert groups and a project checklist will allow participants to consolidate their learning.
Aug, Sept & Oct 2018
CPD Training on BREEAM to be conducted by BEC Institute of Environmental Education
The CPD training courses are organized by BEC Institute of Environmental Education and are supported by AIIB as being one of the supporting organizations.
BREEAM, owned by the BRE Trust, is one of the world's leading environmental assessment methods to assess new, existing buildings and community scale development. The BREEAM International adapts to different countries across the world including China. To support China’s commitment in achieving 50% of new buildings to be certifiedgreen by 2020 for carbon emission and energy use reduction, there are increasing number of BREEAM certified buildings
CPD Seminar: Energy Saving by Solar Hot Water System - System Installation, Planning and Application by HKIPD
This Event is orgnaized by Hong Kong Institution of Plumbing and Drainage Limited and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Energy Saving by Solar Hot Water System- System Installation, Planning and Application
Speakers Ir. Ben K.C. Yuen - Technical Director, WSP; Technical Advisor of HKIPD Ms. Kelly Mak – Associate, WSP
Mr. Simon Lo – Sales Team Director – IES (Hong Kong) Limited
Date 7th September 2018 (Friday)
Flyer and Registration
Completed Reply Slip with payment by cheque must be returned to HKIPDL before 31st August 2018
25 August 2018
IFMA Guided Tour, The Fire and Ambulance Services Education Centre cum Museum
This Event is orgnaized by IFMA and supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
The "Fire and Ambulance Services Education Center cum Museum" is located at the "Fire and Ambulance Services Academy" at Pak Shing Kok, Tseung Kwan O. The Education Center cum Museum has a four-story exhibition hall offering a range of interactive and multimedia information facilities and a number of different exhibition and experience areas. There are "Pat Heung Fire Services Training School", "Fire and Ambulance Appliances Exhibition Area" "World Fire-fighters Game Show", "Fire and Smoke Experience Area", "Ambulance Services Area", "Fire Safety Education Area", "Mobilizing and Communication Group Exhibition Area", "Historical Photo Corridor", "Lost and Memorial Area" and the "Uniform and Equipment Exhibition Area".
The Education Centre provides various interactive and multi-media information facilities where visitors can learn about fire prevention, evacuation and first-aid treatment. The Museum also displays the precious historical photographs, equipment and vehicles to allow you understand more about the history of the Hong Kong Fire Services Department.
IFMA Guided Tour – The Future of Work : WeWork - Wan Chai office
This Event is organized by IFMA and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
There will be more changes in workplace experience in the next 5 years than there has been in the last 50 years. The nature of work is changing. Recruitment, retention, innovation, and productivity now require not just coffee, but also yoga, not just printers, but also art installations.
Founded in 2010, WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. They transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work.
Nearly 40,000 companies and more than 256,000 members are now based at WeWork, with member companies ranging from start-ups to household names including Dell, KPMG, GE, Microsoft, and Samsung. More than 70% of WeWork’s members collaborate with each other and its international locations serve as convenient bases for business travel, enabling a great degree of work flexibility for both multinationals and small-to-medium-sized businesses alike, as well as options for easy expansion into new markets.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00pm – 8:00pm
6:50pm Lift Lobby of Mass Mutual Tower, 33 Lockhart Road Wanchai Hong Kong
To facilitate members of AIIB, the co-organizers and supporters participating in the APIGBA2018 event, we find great pleasure in organizing a delegation from Hong Kong to witness this joyful moment and to visit the intelligent green buildings in Seoul, one of the fast developing smart cities in Asia Pacific.
Date : 26 - 30 June 2018 Registration fees : About HK$8,000 per person (includes return air-ticket, hotel accommodation, and meals) Booking and Enquiries : Contact Dr. Alex Hui (9382 9949) or Dr. Bonnie Lam (2276 8424) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asia Pacific Intelligent Green Building Alliance (APIGBA) (http://apigba.org/) was established on 24th April 2014. It aimed to provide the intelligent green building technology/industry with an academic and technology exchange platform in the Asia Pacific region, with the objectives of promoting safety, health, convenience, comfort, energy efficiency, sustainable environment and facility management for people living in the region. At the moment, APIGBA’s region members include intelligent green building professional institutes from China Mainland, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Singapore, and Taiwan. In Hong Kong, AIIB is the representative.
To inspire the innovative development of building projects and systems with the advancement of information and communication technologies, the APIGBA Excellent Intelligent Green Building Award is presented biennially. Through these means, building and its associated industries in the region will move forward, commensurate with the counterparts worldwide.
In 2016, Hong Kong projects have achieved exceptional accomplishment in various awards of the APIGBA2016. The Forthcoming APIGBA2018 projects presentation and the final moderation will take place in Seoul, Korea on 27 and 28 June 2018.
23 June 2018
IFMA Guided Tour, WEEE.PARK
This event is organized by IFMA and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Date : Saturday, 23 June, 2018
Time : 11:00am – 12:00noon
Assembly Details : 9:30am Exit D, MTR Kowloon Tong Station (Shuttle Bus takes off at 9:30am)
WEEE·PARK is a state-of-the-art Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment and recycling facility located on a 3-hectare site in EcoPark, Tuen Mun. It signifies Hong Kong Government’s commitment towards sustainable use of resources and provides an essential piece of infrastructure in support of the implementation of the Producer Responsibility Scheme (PRS) on WEEE (WPRS) to ensure proper recycling and disposal of regulated electrical equipment under the Scheme.
WEEE·PARK adopts German advanced technologies to turn air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, televisions and computer products, through a series of detoxification, dismantling and recycling processes, into valuable secondary raw materials, while exercising stringent control over hazardous components contained in WEEE. It also features a rainwater harvesting system, a solar water heating system, and green architectural elements designed to maximise use of natural lighting and ventilation. In addition, WEEE·PARK has a green coverage ratio of 30 percent, and is aiming to achieve the BEAM Plus Gold rating.
Content of the Tour:
Introduction of the facility and green feature inside the building
Introduction of REE (Regulated Electrical Equipment)
Introduction of REE (Regulated Electrical Equipment) Treatment Line
The influence of disposal of E-waste
8 - 13 June 2018
HKAEE Technical Visit 2018, Energy Engineering at Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PRC
This event is organized by HKAEE and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
To facilitate experience sharing and to promote development on energy engineering and related subjects between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE) and its co-organizing and supporting organizations are going to organize a six days technical visit to Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PRC. Participants will be given the opportunity to visit the sites and buildings with latest energy engineering application and meet the local institution or association for exchange of information of energy engineering.
Participant is limited to 25 persons and application will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. For those who are interested, please make prompt registration by completing the Registration Form downloadable from this website, and returning it to Ir Dr. Conson Yu by either email at email@example.com or fax at 2890-2653 before 4 May 2018.
RICS HK Annual Conference, Establishing Hong Kong as the Nucleus of a thriving Greater Bay Area
This Conference is organized by RICS and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Hong Kong is poised to become a key economic driver for the success of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA). As China’s most internationalised metropolis, Hong Kong has an irreplaceable role amongst the 11 GBA cities in building the Greater Bay Area, and strengthening the connection between China and the world. How can Hong Kong establish itself as the nucleus of the GBA? How can Hong Kong benefit from and contribute to GBA development?
The RICS Hong Kong Annual Conference 2018 gathers industry professionals and decision makers to analyse how Hong Kong can leverage its edge to steer GBA development. Expert-led panels will explore a possible blueprint for Hong Kong to capitalise on the vast potentials unleashed from future growth.
Date : May 18, 2018 (Friday)
Time : 09:00am - 17:00pm
Venue : Grand Ballroom, Level 1, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
This Workshop is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
The Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to pass a comprehensive exam that covers 11 competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. This one-day workshop is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examination. This workshop focuses on tools that can lead to success on the exam, techniques to perceive situations, and the importance of maintaining the right perspective.
Build4Asia 2018, Asia’s Innovative Technology Showcase for the Building, Electrical Engineering and Security Industries
The Exibition is orgnaized by the UBM HKES and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organisations.
Show Dates : 9 - 11 May 2018
Opening Hours : 10:30 - 18:30 (17:00 on the last day)
Venue : Hall 1C-E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This exhibition is strictly open to professional trade and business visitors only. The general public and any children under 18 would not be admitted. Qualified trade buyers can bring along their business card for onsite registration. The Organiser reserves the rights to verify the trade identity of pre-registrants and to refuse admission to any visitors deemed inappropriate.
“Developing Intelligent Resource Preservation Strategies for Hong Kong": Challenges for Innovation and Sustainability”
This Forum is organized by the Environmental Division of HKIE and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Date : 27 April 2018 (Friday) Venue : Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Global adverse environmental burden and drastic depletion of resources induced by intensive consumption, heavy pollution and climate changes have led to the identification of waste as a valuable resource that requires responsible and sustainable solutions for managing and recovering. Accordingly, the holistic concepts of “zero waste”, “circular economy”, “cradle-to-cradle”, “closed loops” and ‘’resource recovery’’ have emerged worldwide over the last decade as part of a cultural shift and a new way of thinking about the age-old problem of waste and the economic obsession with endless growth and consumption.
In Hong Kong, the Government, in collaboration with key stakeholders, is actively promoting the development of waste reduction and recovery with various initiatives and major environmental programmes and infrastructure investments, in particular, the waste-to-energy programme, and public consultation on the transfer of advanced technologies for waste recycling and recovery strategic plans. Regulations, incentives and funding supports with continuous professional skills improvement schemes are also being establishing to stimulate the development of resource preservation in Hong Kong against resource-intensive economy.
It is therefore timely for HKIE Environmental Division to promote the discussion on the intelligent resource preservation strategies in Hong Kong by bringing together various stakeholders. The main objective is to inspire, empower, and inform professional bodies, public and all stakeholders on emerging innovative waves in resource preservation intelligence, and to mobilize practical knowledge and know-how for dealing with cross-cutting and challenging issues. The forum comprises the keynote session and three other sessions: I) Legislation and Policy Reforms as Potential Drivers for Resource Preservation; II) Driving Green Alternatives for Sustainable Resource Management; and III) Embracing Emerging Sustainable Approaches for Managing Specific Resources.
Thank you once again for your kind support to be a supporting organization of the HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum “Developing Intelligent Resource Preservation Strategies for Hong Kong: Challenges for Innovation and Sustainability”. The forum was successfully held on 27 April 2018 and was well received with over 300 participants.
The Event is organized jointly by AIIB and BSOMES and is supported by HKCT and HKIE (EVD).
Sok Kwu Wan is a bay on the east coast of Lamma Island, where our hiking starts and ends. The path is well maintained and is anticipated taking about 2.5 - 3 hours to complete. The level of difficulties is 2 - 2.5 (1=easiest & 5=hardest). Started for some 20 minutes along the coast at Mo Tat Wan, an old fishing village, we will see some abandoned farm, houses and an old school. Continue with the route for another 40 minutes climbing up the hill at Ling Kok Shan, there is a pavilion on the right up where we can see a distribution of the striking rocks, forming a majestic view toward the south landscape.
Date : 24 March 2018 (Saturday) Time : 08:35H - 14:35H Admission : free of charge
Seminar on "Creativity on basing the reality - Building homes at Plover Cove"
This Seminar is organized by AIIB and is supported by BSOMES, ChinaGBC(HK), HKCT, HKIE(EnvD), IFMA HK Chapter, and SOE.
Land Supply has been an important issue to Hong Kong housing. To solve the problem, Sr Frederick Lai the invited speaker has recommended using the land possibly recovered from Plover Cove for housing. It has an area of about 1,200 hectares. Based on a plot ratio of 2, it is estimated that the reclaimed land can provide 300,000 flats each of 650 sq ft., plus 65 million sq ft for non-domestic uses. The total land value can be up to $775 billion, assuming average land price at $3,000 per sq ft., and is considered sufficient to provide all infrastructures including rails, highways, cross-sea tunnel, and site formations. Participants can understand the idea of using Plover Cove to solve shortage of the land for housing purpose in this seminar.
Sr Frederick Lai Chiu-cheong CFM, MHKIS, RPS(QS), HKIQEP is the author of the Crude Model of the Proposed Plover Cove New Town Head of Facility Management Department of a major bank in Hong Kong. Frederick likes hiking and has completed the Plover Cove Reservoir Country Trail several times. He started studying the possibility on making use of this huge piece of land for housing since November 2016. The idea was supported and endorsed by Professor Chau Kwong-wing of The University of Hong Kong in early 2017 and be named as an option of land supply during a press conference of HKU Ronald Coase Centre in July 2017 which has drawn massive media coverage.
Date : 17 March 2018 (Saturday) Time : 10:00H - 12:00H Venue : B5211, City University of Hong Kong Admission : free of charge (Flyer/Registration) / eRegistration
10 March 2018
Guided Tour to The Future of Work - Move & Change Management
This Guided Tour is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting orgainzations.
Date : March 10, 2018 (Saturday)
Time : 09:00am - 11:30pm
Venue : Alliance Bernste in Hong Kong, 39th Floor One Island East, Taikoo Place 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay
Industrial Spotlight: Development of Plover Cove New Town
This talk is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting orgainzations.
The Plover Cove Reservoir has an area of about 1200 hectares. Based on a plot ratio of 2, it is estimated that the reclaimed land can provide 300,000 flats of 650 sq. ft., plus 65 million sq. ft. for non-domestic use. The total land value can be up to $775 billion, assuming average land price at $3,000 per sq. ft. This amount would be sufficient to build all the necessary rails, highways, cross-sea tunnel, as well as site formation works and infrastructure construction.
Unexpectedly, this proposal has led to a series of debate on water supply strategy in Hong Kong. Is transformation of the Plover Cove Reservoir fatal to water supply in HK? Speaker will go through the question from different angles in this industrial spotlight
Date : February 12, 2018 (Monday)
Time : 19:00 - 20:30
Venue : UR8, 8/F, United Centre, SCOPE Admiralty, Learning Centre
This workshop is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting orgainzations.
Facility managers are in unique position to improve the sustainability operational performance of their portfolio. It is not only showing the commitment to addressing global warming but also enhancing the corporate image and improving the working environments.
Representatives from Electrical and Mechanical Services Department have been invited to introduce to us Smart City in Hong Kong. Also hear the industrial leaders say on Power Up the Green and Smart City, sustainable CAFM Platform, Discerning Sustainable Technology, IoT monitoring and performance driven control of indoor air quality. There will also be updates on IFMA Awards and message from IFMA Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Sustainability Strategic Advisory Group. Space is limited. Book your seat online now to get involved, get informed and get inspired!
Date : January 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Time : 09:00 - 12:30
Venue : UT, 8/F United Centre, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
This tour is organized by IFMA HK Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.
Date : 13 January 2018
Time : 10:30am to 12:00pm
Assembly Details : 09:30am at Exit F, MTR Kowloon Tong Station
CPD : 1.5 hours
Language : Cantonese
T · PARK signifies the continuous drive to shape Hong Kong’s “waste-to-energy” ambitions for the good of the community.
T · PARK officially opened in July 2016. It reflects a vision to encourage positive change in people’s attitudes and behaviors towards waste management and resource recovery and recycling. T · PARK is more than just a plant, but a place to learn and engage in Hong Kong’s green force through its recreational, educational and ecological facilities. “T” stands for "transformation", connoting our vision to embrace the concept of “turning waste to energy” and “driving changes in attitude and behavior towards a greener lifestyle”.
T · PARK is a unique sludge treatment facility combining advanced technologies of sludge incineration, power generation, seawater desalination and wastewater treatment in one selfsufficient complex. It has a maximum treatment capacity of 2,000 tons per day. The heat energy generated by the sludge incineration process at T-Park where is recovered and converted to electricity to run the facility itself, while up to 2 megawatts of surplus electricity can be exported to the power grid, enough to power up to 4,000 households.
T·PARK adopts a zerowastewater- discharge policy in which wastewater is treated and reused for irrigation, flushing and cleaning purposes. It houses a seawater desalination plant that produces fresh water for use on-site while rainwater is collected for non-potable use. In April 2016, T · PARK, together with Stage 2A of the Harbour Area Treatment Scheme, won the distinction award in the category of Wastewater Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2016. In addition, the architectural design of T · PARK has also been highly acclaimed and recognised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers with the presentation of the Grand Award in this year's Structural Excellence Award.
Comprehensive Certificate Course for BEAM Plus on Water Use (WU) 2017
This course is organized jointly by BEC-IEE, ASHRAE-HKC, BEAM Society and CIPHE, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.
Date : 4, 6, 11, 13 and 18 December 2017
Time : 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Venue : BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese with English Terminology
BEAM Plus is a comprehensive environmental assessment scheme for buildings of Hong Kong. Water Use (WU) is one of the key BEAM Plus performance categories covering water quality, water conservation and effluent discharges that improve utilisation and reduce effluent.
This course is designed for building and facility management professionals, project managers, engineers, the other professionals and practitioners who are interested in green building projects. All speakers are experienced and professional, the participants will acquire essential knowledge on WU.
This is a Mandatory CPD course for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate and is also recognized for WSD Voluntary Continuing Professional Development Scheme for Licensed Plumbers.
Technical Seminar on New Development of Refrigerant & Refrigeration Safety Management
This seminar is organized by the ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and the BEAM, and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Date : 5 December 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 2:30pm - 5:30pm (Registration will start at 2:15pm)
Venue : BEC Auditorium, G/F Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Session 1 ASHRAE Standard 15 & 34 – A Review and Update
ASHRAE’s key standards guiding refrigerant identification and usage have been revised to meet US governmental regulation and achieve improved performance. Standards 15 and 34 (2016 Edition) provide essential guidance to manufacturers, design engineers and operators who need to stay current with new air conditioning and refrigerating requirements.
Standard 34 (Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants) describes a shorthand way of naming refrigerants and assigns safety classifications based on toxicity and flammability data, while Standard 15 (Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems) establishes procedures for operating equipment and systems when using those refrigerants. Standard 15 is one of ASHRAE’s oldest standards dating back to 1919. The purpose of Standard 15 is to specify safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems. All engineers that work with building mechanical systems should have a basic understanding of this Standard and for those engineers that work closely with refrigeration or chilling systems must have a deeper understanding of this standard and its requirements. This presentation will provide a review of Standard 15 and highlight recent changes to the standard. Common misapplications of the standard will be presented and discussed. In this session, the speaker also highlights the review and update of ASHRAE Standard 34.
Session 2 Next-gen Technology Development for Low-GWP Refrigerants
The recent amendment to Montreal Protocol incorporating the control of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) has given a clear message to the industry in transitioning to next gen refrigerants of low global warming potential (GWP). ASHRAE is committed to a leadership role in responding to and reducing building Climate Change footprints. In support of this commitment, ASHRAE continuously advances the HVAC&R field by performing R&D guides and standards for designing systems that minimize energy use and reduce emissions of high GWP refrigerants. Many common refrigerants with high GWP such as R404A, R410A and R134a started to see their successors, of which some options are still non-flammable but many become flammable. The HVAC&R industry has been actively developing next-gen technology around these new refrigerant options. This presentation will review the refrigerant applications in consideration of environmental, safety and energy performance.
Guided Tour to HK Electric Natural Gas-fired Generating Unit
This Guided-Tour is organized by IFMA HK Chapter, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.
Date : 24 November 2017
Time : 09:30 am - 12:00 noon
Assembly : Ap Lei Chau Pier
Lamma Power Station was commissioned in 1982 and it generates electricity for customers in Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. Developed in four stages, it has an installed capacity of 3,7373MW, which includes both coal-fired and gas-fired generating units.
As part of HKE's drive to reduce emissions, Lamma Power Station continued with efforts to increase the proportion of natural gas and cleaner fuels in its fuel mix. The first gas-fired combined cycle unit was commissioned in 2006 and over 30% of the company's power generation comes from natural gas.
Technical Seminar on Healthy HVAC System Design with Energy Efficiency Concerns
This seminar is organized by the ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Date : 13 November 2017 (Monday)
Time : 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration will start at 6:30pm)
Venue : FJ303, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon
Session 1 Integrating Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Buildings are one of the largest energy end use sectors in countries around the globe. Concerns for the availability of energy supplies and the impact of energy use on the environment are driving a worldwide focus on energy end use reduction. In this push for dramatic changes in the energy use intensity of the building sector, it is essential that the fundamental importance of indoor environmental quality, particularly indoor air quality, not be lost. This presentation addresses: 1) the significance of indoor air quality in terms of its impact on health and productivity and associated costs; 2) the inseparable linkage between indoor air quality and building energy demands, including examples of efficient technologies for maintaining good indoor air quality; and 3) the need for an approach to building research, design, and operation that recognizes this connection.
Session 2 HVAC and Airborne Infectious Diseases
Concern regarding the risk of hospital acquired infections and the effect of the built environment on epidemics of drug-resistant diseases is increasing. The well-educated designer and owner needs to understand the mechanisms by which infectious disease is transmitted indoors, the extent to which HVAC system characteristics affect probability of infection, available means for controlling risk with demonstrated effectiveness. These topics are presented and discussed using the ASHRAE Board of Directors-approved Position Document Airborne Infectious Diseases as a framework. Pertinent scientific knowledge about modes of disease transmission is reviewed, its practical implications for control are discussed, and the three HVAC-related control methods identified by the Position Document: ventilation, particulate filtration, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, are presented and compared. General recommendations for reducing risk are provided and knowledge gaps that need to be filled are identified.
This Technical Visit, T.PARK at 25 Nim Wan Road Tuen Mun, is organized by AIIB, and is supported by HKCT, HKIE[EnvD], IFMA HK Chapter, and SOE HK Region.
Date : 11 November 2017 (Saturday) Time : 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Transportation : Coach will be arranged for pick up and return to MTR Kowloon Tong Station
Fee : HK$60 (for member) or HK$80 (for non-member)
CPD : CPD Certificate for 3-hour
T▪ PARK, located at Tsang Tsui, Tuen Mun, is a state-of-the-art sludge treatment facility adopting a technology known as “fluidized bed incineration” for treatment of sewage sludge collected from all major sewage treatment works in Hong Kong, with a maximum treatment capacity of 2,000 tons per day. The final products of treatment are mainly inert ash and residues that have been reduced to 10% of the original sludge volume, hence greatly reduce the pressure on landfills. The “T” stands for "transformation", connoting our vision to embrace the concept of “turning waste to energy” and “driving changes in attitude and behavior towards a greener lifestyle”. It is a unique facility combining advanced technologies of sludge incineration, power generation, seawater desalination and wastewater treatment in one self-sufficient complex. It also features a variety of recreational, educational and ecological facilities together with a landscape area for enriching visitors’ experience.
T-PARK (Sludge Treatment Facility), Hong Kong’s first self-sustaining sludge treatment facility and one of the most technologically advanced facilities of its kind in the world. T-PARK comprises power generation, desalination, educational and ecological facilities to showcase the benefits of the waste-to-energy approach to waste management. T-Park officially opened in July 2016.
The heat energy generated by the sludge incineration process at T-Park where is recovered and converted to electricity to run the facility itself, while up to 2 megawatts of surplus electricity can be exported to the power grid, enough to power up to 4,000 households
The Seminar will be hosted as an event around the rising importance of wellness in the workplace, and will be a good opportunity to share knowledge and learn from the creator of the WELL system as well as practitioners that are driving the standard.
Occupiers have an opportunity to improve the health of their people by improving the way buildings are designed and operated. Through initiatives such as the WELL Building Standard, value can be added to real estate assets, human health can be enhanced, general building operations can be improved, and the productivity agenda can be enhanced. The WELL Building Standard is the first market driven initiative which focuses exclusively on the health and wellness of people in buildings. WELL closes the gap between performance and compliance by evaluating and measuring the conditions in a building that impact human health.
As facility managers it is important to appreciate how the market is embracing WELL working environments and how to operate them in order to ensure occupiers continue to benefit from the hard earned accreditations.
2, 10 and 28 November 2017
BEAM Mandatory CPD, Intensive Training Series on Computational Modelling
This seminar is organized by the BEAM, and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Date : 2, 10 and 28 November 2017
Time : as refered to the Flyer
Venue : InnoCentre or BEC at Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong as refered to the Flyer
This conference is organized by Lingnan University and Smart City Consortium jointly, and is supported by AIIB as one of the Supporting Organizations.
Date : 2 November 2017 (Thursday) Time : 09:00 - 17:15H Admission : Free of charge
Venue : Zero Carbon Building, 8 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay (Opposite of MegaBox)
In light of the fierce competition in the global economic arena, Hong Kong is now making a move as a dominant location for Financial Technology (Fintech) in Asia to uphold his prevailing competitive edge. It includes the openness of new financial market and adoption of emerging technologies in the financial market to nurture new industrial players and international investors.
Equally important, an eco-friendly regulatory and policy framework to support future digital economy are also of paramount to cultivate private and public partnership to visualize Hong Kong long-term sustainability and competitiveness.
This seminar is organized by the IFMA Hong Kong Chapter and is supported by AIIB as one of the supporting organizations.
Facility managers are in unique position to improve the sustainability operational performance of facilities. It is not only showing the commitment to addressing global warming but also enhancing the corporate image and improving the working environments.
Representative from Electrical and Mechanical Services Department are invited to share with audiences on Technical Guidelines on Retro Commissioning, demand respond program and smart enterprise solution, smart lighting and IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional®.
Space is limited. Book your seat online now to get involved, get informed and get inspired!
September 23, 2017 (Saturday) / 09:00 - 12:30
UR8, 8/F United Centre, SCOPE Admiralty Learning Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Enquiry and registration:
2512-0111 / firstname.lastname@example.org / online
21 September 2017
International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Structures and Facilities (ISSF2017)
Smart City is generally defined as an urban development vision to better manage the city and optimize the resources through the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in a secure fashion by converging Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS) and Internet of People (IoP). To accompany Smart City development, intelligent industry of various technical aspects is derived.
The ISSF2017 Conference, with the main theme Intelligent Industry for Smart City / Intelligent Green Building, is organized jointly by APIGBA (Asia Pacific Intelligent Green Building Alliance) and AIIB (Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings), and supported by various academic, professional and trade organizations. The Conference is considered an important meeting place for academics, engineers and professionals to exchange knowledge and technologies, and will of course, provide you with a platform to share your expertise, experiences and research outputs with other participants joining from the academies, industry and the government of local and overseas.
Papers being called including Advanced accident and incident management system, Building Information Model and the related topics, Facility management and maintenance through big data, Integrated control for public transportation, Intelligent green building technologies, Intelligent outpatient and hospital service, Predictive traffic control, and Other topics related to intelligent industry for smart city.
Date : 21 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 08:30 – 13:00 (morning session covering papers from APIGBA Award winners) : 13:00 – 14:15 (lunch) : 14:15 – 17:30 (afternoon session covering Intelligent Industry for Smart City papers) : 18:00 – 22:00 (AIIB 16th Anniversary and APIGBA Dinner)
Venue : Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Language : Billingual (Cantonese/English)
CPD : The symposium is designed for 6 CPD hours for full day attendance, and 3 hours for half day
Registration Detailed information are given in the attached Flyer where the e-Registration is provided.
Technical Seminar on Ventilation – from Neighbourhood to Indoors
This seminar is organized jointly by ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter and BEAM Society, and is supported by AIIB.
BEAM Plus Neighbourhood that launched in December 2016, is designed to assess project performance of a development project and help project owners to incorporate a broader framework of urban sustainability principles at the early planning stage for subsequent project implementation. In this assessment tool, outdoor environmental quality is concerned to safeguard the health, comfort or well-being of general public, as well as aspects of performance that improve quality and functionality. Good planning on neighbourhood and building ventilation can reduce the potential increase in urban heat island effect and provide sufficient quality of outdoor air provision for indoor built environment. On the other hand, energy reduction and sufficient ventilation for indoor environmental quality are also concerned in other BEAM assessment tools (New Buildings, Existing Buildings & Interiors). In this technical seminar, two speakers will share their experiences on building and city ventilation in Hong Kong as well as more energy efficient and healthier approach to demand control ventilation.
Date : 28 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 9:30am - 12:30pm (Registration will start at 9:15am)
Venue : Chamber 1b, Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
3 Mandatory CPD hours for BEAM Pro / BEAM Affiliate
Certificate Course on Novel Technologies for Chillers
The certificate course is organized jointly by the Building Services Division, Environmental Division and Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & Chemical Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations. The Course is designed to broaden knowledge of engineers in relation of chiller system and is useful for young engineers and practitioners to refresh and acquire knowledge in the technologies, design, operation and maintenance of chiller system. The guest speakers will also share with you some practical knowledge and experience.
Date: 4, 11, 18 & 25 September 2017
Venue: Class Rm. 1-3, InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese with English Terminology
CPD: CPD Certificate will be presented upon completion of the course
Jointly organized by AIIB and CGB(HK)Council, and supported by BSOMES, HKCT, IFMA and SOE(HKR), this free event will provide a CPD of 3 hours. Academia and professionals are invited to share their findings on Waves in Condition Monitoring, Simplifying Predictive Maintenance, IoT in Construction Safety and Quality Monitoring, Landslides Monitoring Technologies Overview, Condition Monitoring for Mobility, and Structural Health Monitoring.
Date : 23 June 2017 (Friday)
Time : 09:00H - 12:30H
Venue : Lecture Theatre LT3, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Language : English
Registration : please email email@example.com giving your name, contact email/telephone, company, title, professional organization and membership
Technical Visit, Water Management Technology and Environmental Solution
Global warming is not cool! Waste management is something that the professionals in the building construction industry have to recognize.
Organized by AIIB and supported by BSOMES, HKCT, HKIE(EVD), IFMA(HK Chapter) and SOE(HK Region), this is a technical visit to Dunwell Enviro-tech (Hlds) Ltd in Yuen Long Industrial Estate. Dunwell’s business covers used oil and solvent re-refinery, manufacturing, trading and marketing of lubricants, environmental-related technologies, precision metal components, industrial equipment, lubricating oil analysis services, and specialty chemicals. With its site area of about 100,000 sq. ft., it was once the world's largest manufacturer in metal component parts for the magnetic media industry. Today, this is still the largest independent waste oil treatment and disposal plant in Hong Kong and Asia. Dunwell is also the first company accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers to train professional Scheme "A" environmental engineers amongst other engineering disciplines.
Date : 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 08:45H - 12:00H (Assemble at Exit D of Kowloon Tong MTR Station, coach will be arranged for pick up and return)
Venue : Dunwell Enviro-tech (Hlds) Ltd., 8 Wang Lee Street, Yuen Long Industrial Estate, NT, Hong Kong
SOEHK Annual Symposium 2017, Building a Sustainable Future - Managing Challenges Through Innovation
This symposium is jointly organized by The Society of Operations Engineers (Hong Kong Region) and is co-organized by The Institution of Environmentalists. AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.
The main theme of this symposium is to provide a platform for business leaders and professionals to share their views, knowledge and experiences in deploying innovative approaches to meet the challenges of building a sustainable future for a better Hong Kong.
Date : 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 08:45H - 12:30H (morning session) and 14:00H - 17:15H (afternoon session)
Venue : Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Language : Billingual (Cantonese/English)
CPD : The symposium is designed for 6 CPD hours for full day attendance, and 3 hours for half day
Technical Seminar on "The Headway of Consideration for Green Roofing Systems in Hong Kong"
This seminar is organized by AIIB, and is supported by BSOMES, CGBC(HK), HKCT, HKIE(EVD), IFMA(HK Chapter) and SOE(HK Region) for Members of AIIB and the Supporting Organizations, and all who are interested in Green Roofing.
This is a follow-up session on the "Current Practices of Green Roofing in Hong Kong" seminar held on 22 June 2016. After reviewed the green roof design, safety, structure, system and application procedures of its constrction and management in Hong Kong, professionals from academies and industry professionals will be invited to share the most up-to-date information and the headway of consideration with a review on the application of green roof systems in Hong Kong nowadays.
Date : 10 June 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 09:00 H - 12:30 H
Venue : Room G4302, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Joint Technical Seminar on “High Performance Building Design & LEED Implementation”
This technical seminar is jointly organized by ASHRAE-HKC, Platinum and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.
The seminar consists of three (3) sessions:
Session 1 International Energy Efficiency Standards and Guidelines
This session provides an overview of the development of energy efficiency standards and guidelines in the U.S., Canada, Europe and other regions of the world.
Session 2 High Performance Building Design This session provides an overview of how building systems have evolved to meet the demands for green building design and where we are headed in the future in this arena.
Session 3 LEED Implementation on High Performance Building Design
This session provides an overview of the current development of LEED and updates on LEED version 4.
Date : 7 June 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (registration will start at 6:00 pm)
Venue : FJ302, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Language : English
CPD : The seminar is designed for 3 CPD hours
Registration & Enquiry
Open to all interested persons, but priority will be given to members of organizers. Number of participants is limited
to 100 persons and prior registration is required. For registration, please complete Registration Form in the
following "On-Line Registration Link". The deadline of application is on 3 June 2017.
5, 10, 19, 24 and 26 April 2017
Comprehensive CPD Certificate Course on BEAM Plus, Site Aspects (SA)
This course is jointly organized by ASHRAE-HKC, BEAM Society Limited and Business Environment Council Institute of Environmental Education. AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations.
BEAM Plus is a comprehensive environmental assessment scheme for buildings of Hong Kong. Site Aspects (SA) is one of the key BEAM Plus performance categories covering the land used and its location with respect to local transport and amenities, planning and design for the site to take account of both beneficial and negative impacts on neighbours and the development itself, mitigation of ecological impacts and emissions from the site over the building's lifetime, and aspects of site management.
This course is designed for building and facility management professionals, project managers, architects, engineers, landscape designers, the other professionals and practitioners who are interested in green building projects. All speakers are experienced and professional, the participants will acquire essential knowledge on SA .
This is also a Mandatory CPD course for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate to enrich their knowledge in enrich their knowledge in BEAM Plus submission requirements, tips and tricks.
Date : 5, 10, 19, 24, and 26 April 2017
Time : 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Venue : BEC Auditorium, G/F, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Detailed information are available in the Flyer and Application Form of the course.
27 April 2017
The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Forum 2017 - “Paradigm Shift: Emergence of Environmental Management and Engineering in the Development of Hong Kong into a World City”
The Forum is organized by the HKIE Environmental Devision; AIIB is one of the Supporting Organizations. The forum comprises the keynote session and three other sessions: 1) Evolving Role of Environmental Professionals in Urban, Public Projects, Strategic Plans and Good Governance; 2) Engineering and Managing Adaptive Sustainable Responses for Managing Hong Kong’s Bio‐Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities; and 3) Potential Contribution of Environmental Leaders to Hong Kong’s Economic Diversification and Sustainable Growth.
The forum will bring together professional engineers, professionals, experts, academics and industry stakeholders to share their knowledge, experiences and insights on the subjects to be covered by the Annual Environmental Forum.
Date : 27 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 09:00am - 17:00pm
Venue : Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, 3 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Language : English
Additional information and registration detail are available on the Flyer (with enrolment form annexed).