Application of the 'building energy star' programme in asian cities

John Burnett, Shengwei Wang, Ronald Chin

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The 'Building Energy Star' programme initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to reduce the energy consumption in existing buildings by improving their energy efficiency. To demonstrate the applicability of the programme in Asian a project is being carried out in a large government office building in Hong Kong, with financial support from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This paper briefly outlines the approaches adopted in the Building Energy Star programme. Some limitations of the programme and difficulties to be overcome in implementation are discussed. The activities carried out in Hong Kong under the programme are highlighted and the perceived benefits of a modified approach are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Environment, ICEE
PublisherChina Machine Press
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Energy and Environment - Shanghai, China
Duration: 4 May 19986 May 1998


ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Energy and Environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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