Our guest speaker, Mr Andrew Kao, Greater China Senior Manager of Elevator, Conveyor and Machinery Technology, presented seminar participants with details of the theory and assessment and calculation methods of the VDI 4707 standard. Using a successful case study, he demonstrated the amount of energy that can be saved and the reduction in CO2 emissions that can be achieved after a elevator energy efficiency audit and the introduction of improvement measures.
The Hong Kong Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance gazetted last December, which will come into full operation on 21st September 2012, provides a legal basis for the mandatory implementation of the Building Energy Codes. These Codes specify the basic energy efficiency standards for four major types of building service installations, including lifts and escalators.
TÜV Rheinland Greater China launched elevator energy efficiency assessment services in 2010. To date, we have issued 47 energy efficiency assessment certificates to commercial and residential buildings, including some of the leading tower buildings in Asia. Our strong technical capability and experience allows us to support elevator contractors, building owners and governmental agencies in decreasing CO2 emissions, realising energy savings and enhancing their reputation.