Estate Energy Saving Pioneer Project

Estate Energy Saving Pioneer Project

Building Intelligent and Green (BIG)

Tai Po Environment Association started an energy saving project - Building Intelligent and Green (BIG) in August 2008 which was the first project aimed at helping private estate to install energy saving equipment. 8 private estates / buildings joined the programme which "Integrated Energy and Carbon Audit" had been done and relevant equipment / devices had been suggested to achieve the energy saving goals. The project was funded by  the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) which encourage the owners of private buildings to enhance the energy efficiency in their buildings so as to join hands to reduce green house gases emission and improving the air quality. 


  • Encourge the Owners' Corporation and Property Management Teams to join the energy saving enhancement works;
  • Promote and educate citizens on installing building energy efficiency and climate friendly equipment

In the BIG project, 4 pivate estates, 2 home ownership scheme housing estates, 1 single building and 1 village house had been choosen as trial for "Energy and CO2 Emission Integrated Auditing Scheme". These estates / buildings / houses had also be subsidized with not less than HK$100 by the ECF on buying energy efficient lighting devices.  Professionals from the Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers provided advices on the facilities choosing process.

Project Highlights

  • Collect the energy data from the participating units (Including electricity bills, physical data and the floorplan of the buildings / public facilities distribution floor plan, etc.) for preparing the Energy and Carbon Auditing Report ;
  • Organized seminars about the facilites for enhancing energy efficiency;
  • Conducted interviews with Property Management Staff, Engineers, committee of the Owners' Corporation and residents; and
  • Published "Energy Efficiency Handbook" on public areas of buildings


Obtained the following outcomes from the participating units through 1) Energy Efficiency Practices; and 2) Purchased and Installed Energy Efficient Equipment:

  • Reduce electricity regarding the public lighting facilities by 10%;
  • Published "Energy Efficiency Handbook" on public areas of buildings for promoting the benefits of installing energy efficient facilities / equipment

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