Highlights of The prize presentation ceremony of “Buildings Energy Efficiency online quiz competition”
Thank you all for active participation in “Buildings Energy Efficiency online quiz competition” that closed on 14 February 2023 and the prize presentation ceremony which was held on 10 March 2023 respectively.
Mr. PANG Yiu Hung, Director of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, delivered a speech in the Ceremony. He expressed his appreciation to the Judging Panel for their great support in facilitating the smooth of judging process. Mr. PANG also encouraged future pillars – young generation and all members of the public to continuously reduce carbon emissions in their daily life. He promised to corporate with stakeholders to continue promoting innovative technology, improving energy efficiency in buildings for achieving carbon neutrality in Hong Kong before 2050. (Click here for the welcoming speech, Chinese version only)
Details of the Prize Presentation Ceremony
Nearly 1,000 members from the public and students participated in this online quiz competition, among which nearly 300 participants were provided their ideas of how to enhance energy efficiency in buildings and achieve carbon neutrality (please click here to view the answers of the online quiz competition). The EMSD invited experts from various professional institutions and universities to serve as judging panel for this online quiz competition (please click here for the members of judging panel). After detailed deliberation by the judging panel, the most creative and feasible proposals were selected out of all submitted proposals (please click here for the winner list of innovative idea awards and merit awards). Ideas of the winners include application of innovative technology, Internet of Things (loT) and big data analysis to optimize the operation of buildings; adoption of artificial intelligence (A.I.) to proactively identify energy-saving opportunities in buildings; using intelligent crowd monitoring system to adjust the operational settings in buildings automatically; installation of other renewable energy systems other than solar panels; and open energy data policy to allow the public to compare their energy performance of buildings. All ideas are very creative.
EMSD also invited Ir Prof. Michael LEUNG, Associate Provost (Academic Affairs) of the City University of Hong Kong and Ir Prof. Vivien LU from the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to deliver talks in the ceremony (please click here for their presentation slides). The ceremony also invited the participants at the scene to conduct a questionnaire survey to collect their views on the way forward of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance. Nearly 90% of the participants support to expand the scope of the regulation to cover data centers; and 90% support to require more building types to carry out energy audits; almost 80% support to shorten the frequency of conducting energy audit to 5 years or less; and 90% consider that disclosure of energy-related information of buildings could promote energy saving. These opinions are valuable and would be considered for our future review of Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance (please click here for the survey results, Chinese version only). Another popular section of the ceremony was the Live Quiz Challenge. The atmosphere was lively in which all participants were participating actively in the Live Quiz Challenge and they were found to be very familiar with the knowledge of building energy efficiency (please click here for the Q&A of the Live Quiz Challenge, Chinese version only).
Group photos of the winners
Best Creative & Innovative Ideas and Good Creative & Innovative Ideas Award Winners’ group photos
Merit award winners’group photo
Group photos of the Open Category
Group photos of the Open Category winners
Best Creative & Innovative Ideas Award
Good Creative & Innovative Ideas Award (names not listed in order)
Group photos of the Student Category
Group photos of the Student Category winners
Best Creative & Innovative Ideas Award
Good Creative & Innovative Ideas Award (in no particular order)
Photos of the winners sharing their ideas
Photos of presenting appreciation certificates to Judging Panel
Photos of the talks
The topic of Ir Professor LEUNG was “Net-zero carbon strategies for buildings” Participants were enriched with the knowledge how to improve buildings energy efficiency through different types of new technologies and strategies.
The topic of Ir Professor LU was“Solar Reflectance Index SRI based nanomaterial solutions to energy smart building envelope”. Participants were learnt the knowledge of different new energy and how to use SRI for driving energy efficiency in building.
“Net-zero carbon strategies for buildings” by Ir Professor Michael K.H. LEUNG
“Solar Reflectance Index SRI based nanomaterial solutions to energy smart building envelope” by Ir Professor Vivien LU (Chinese version only)
Photos of“Live Quiz Challenge” and Prize presentation Ceremony
Live quiz challenge
Prize presentation ceremony
Group photos of the award
Photos of questionnaire survey