Hong Kong’s Key Strategies in Promoting Energy Efficiency and Conservation

The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) set up its Energy Efficiency Office in 1994 for the development, implementation and promotion of energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) programmes in Hong Kong, which included relevant ordinances and schemes, associated codes of practices and guidelines, various energy saving measures and initiatives, constantly updated energy end-use database, as well as a wide range of public education and engagement activities on the subject.

Over past two decades, EMSD has adopted different strategies in launching voluntary schemes to raise the public awareness on EE&C, leading by examples on the implementation of advanced EE&C technologies, providing incentives to motivate the stakeholders in making proper choices for improving EE&C, enforcing legislation and codes to regulate the energy efficiency performance of buildings and appliances, and encouraging public participation in the promotion of energy saving practices, etc.  In this presentation, past and present efforts together with future plans in the implementation of the said strategies will be shared.