A study of energy efficiency of private office buildings in Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-701
Journal / PublicationEnergy and Buildings
Volume41
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Abstract

A benchmark study of the energy efficiency of private office buildings in Hong Kong was conducted in 2002 because energy efficiency was declining. In the study, private office buildings were divided into five user groups. For each group, a multiple regression model was developed to find the relationship between Energy Use Intensities (EUIs) and other factors, such as operating hours, for normalization and benchmarking purposes. In this paper we make use of the regression results to study the energy efficiency of private office buildings by different grades. In Hong Kong, office buildings are divided into three grades (A, B, and C) based on the quality of the facility, which is reflected in rental values; a Grade A office building denotes expensive luxury. We found that the EUI of Grade A office buildings is the highest, consuming over 50% of the total energy used in office buildings. Recently, the annual EUI of office buildings has improved even though Grade A floor space is increasing. This may be due to the promotion of the energy efficiency program launched in the last decade. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Energy efficiency, Normalization, Office buildings, Regression analysis

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A study of energy efficiency of private office buildings in Hong Kong. / Chung, William; Hui, Y. V.
In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 41, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 696-701.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review