Energy Saving Charter

In Hong Kong, buildings account for about 90% of our electricity consumption, representing over 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. Launched by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, the “Energy Saving Charter on Indoor Temperature” encourages the participating organizations to maintain an average indoor temperature between 24-26°C during the months of June to September.

 

PolyU has signed the Charter in 2016

PolyU has supported this Chater since 2013. Energy conservation has long been a commitment and being a key indicator in the context of PolyU campus sustainability. Thus, keeping the indoor air-conditioning temperature within an efficient range could assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy conservation on campus.

The Launching Ceremony of the “Energy Saving Charter 2016” was held on 20 June 2016. PolyU has pledged to support the Charter with the scope:-

  • to maintain an average indoor temperature between 24-26°C during the summer months from June to September in 2016;
  • to switch off electrical appliances when not in use from June 2016 to May 2017; and
  • to procure energy efficient appliances from June 2016 to May 2017.

Certificate of Energy Saving Charter 2016

 

News and Reportage

 

You can find more information about the Charter from Environment Bureau's website at http://www.energysaving.gov.hk/.