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Achieving Deep Energy Savings in Commerical Buildings of Hong Kong

Date, time & venue

2019-03-06;18:30-20:00;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F

Co-organized by HKIE - BSD and EVD

Programme Highlight:


With over 90% of electricity consumption in Hong Kong coming from buildings, and a substantial 65% of electricity consumption in Hong Kong is from commercial buildings, it is important for the commercial industry to achieve deep energy savings in order to realize substantial decarbonization in Hong Kong to move towards Paris Agreement and the IPCC special report of limiting global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. As the General Manager of Technical Services & Sustainable Development of Swire Properties, Dr. Raymond Yau will explore how the industry can tackle this issue through highlighting the energy management program in Swire Properties, in which a 26% reduction in annual energy consumption is targeted by the year 2020 as compared to 2008. These strategies encompass both new buildings and existing buildings, from “low hanging fruits” to the utilization of smart energy management cloud-based platform, and also the involvement of tenant side. Towards deep energy savings is no longer a one party action, but an integrated effort from corporates to government to individuals.  



Ir Dr Raymond Yau

General Manager

Technical Services & Sustainable Development

Swire Properties Limited


Professional Affiliation

CEng, UK

Registered Professional Engineer, HK (Building Services, Environmental & Mechanical)


FHKIE (Mechanical, Building Services, Environment & Fire Disciplines)



BEAM Professional

Registered Energy Assessor







Speaker Biography

Dr Raymond Yau is the General Manager, Technical Services & Sustainable Development in Swire Properties Limited, leading the Department of Technical Services and Sustainability.  In this role, Dr Yau formulates and executes innovation and sustainability strategies for the company’s technical services operations across Hong Kong, Mainland China and the US to ensure its new and existing real estate assets are safeguarded and the standards in environmental performance and energy management are upheld. Under his leadership, Swire Properties has been listed in two major global sustainability indices – DJSI World and GRESB – in 2017 and 2018, and was ranked the top performing company of all industries in the 2018 Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index. The company’s sustainable development efforts are recently recognised with the World Green Building Council’s Business Leadership in Sustainability Award and “Better Places for People” Special Recognition, as well as the U.S. Green Building Council’s 2018 Greenbuild China Leadership Award.


Before joining Swire, Dr Yau was Arup Fellow and director of Arup in Hong Kong, with over 28 years of experience on the design of sustainable and environmental friendly buildings. He was awarded HKIE -  Innovation Award for the Engineering Industry 2013 – Principal Innovator - Construction Category Champion CIC Zero Carbon Building.


Dr Yau is currently the Board of Director of Business Environment Council (2016-2020) and a member of the Energy Advisory Group and Business Climate Change Forum of BEC. He is a committee member of the China Green Building Council and a member of Technical Taskforce on Mandatory Implementation of the Building Energy Code of HKSAR Government.  Dr. Yau is  Guest Professor at Chongqing University, China and is a LEED AP, Green Building Faculty, BEAM Pro, a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Members of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the UK Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. 


Medium of instruction:

Cantonese with English Supplement the technical terms


Registration & Enquiry:

This Technical Seminar is free of charge and prior registration is required.  For registration, please register here via the website of HKIE (BSD) The maximum number of participants is 100. Vacancy will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis and priority will be given to BSD members. Successful members will be informed by confirmation email ONLY no later than 28 February 2019.  For enquiry, please contact Ir Felix Chan at 2844-3897.





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