Carbon & Energy Audit
Every day we keep buying, using and disposing consumer products, it looks reasonable as a normal product cycle and it seems that we are not polluting the environment without any physical harm. However, what we are doing every day is indeed one of the ways of releasing carbon dioxide to the environment. The accumulated greenhouse effect should not be diminished. Business across the global are persuaded to start carbon management in order to show the corporate social responsibilities as well as meeting clients’ requirements. On the other hand, the issue of energy consumption is one of the growing concerns for all companies as it does have immediate impact on production costs as well as a long-term effect on environmental sustainability.
In response to the market needs, our Carbon Management Services help accounting for and reporting on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from activities while our Energy Audit can meet your energy management strategy by providing a full understanding of energy consumption in your buildings and facilities with quantitative findings.
What is Carbon Audit?
Do you know that electricity generation is the major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Hong Kong, accounting for over 60% of the total local emissions? Among various uses of electricity, buildings account for some 89% in Hong Kong. As a result, improving energy efficiency in buildings may help minimizing the overall GHG emission in the society significantly.
In order to assist the users and managers of buildings to improve their awareness of GHG emissions, measure their GHG emission performance and actively participate in actions to combat climate change; the Government has prepared “Guidelines to Account for and Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals for Buildings (Commercial, Residential or Institutional Purposes) in Hong Kong” to provide a systematic and scientific approach to account for and report on the GHG emissions and removals from buildings in Hong Kong.
What kinds of buildings are applicable for Carbon Audit?
- Commercial buildings, which include offices, retails, restaurants or hotels
- Residential buildings
- Buildings used for institutional purposes, which include schools / universities, community centres, sports complexes
What are the benefits of conducting Carbon Audit and implementing energy saving scheme?
|1. Green Working Environment – Higher Efficiency ‧More Saving ‧ More Earning|
|2. Green Campus – Living Up to Environmental Education|
How can we help you on Carbon Audit?
As a Carbon Audit • Green Partner, we agree to the Carbon Reduction Charter and commit to carry out activities in support of GHG emission reduction. Our carbon auditors and a team of professional technical experts are ready to provide you our professional “Carbon Audit” services and other technical supports:
- To set-up operational and physical boundaries
- To quantify the GHG emission
- To provide Carbon Audit reports
- To tailor-made “Carbon Offset” Scheme
- To provide assistance in applying government funding
How can we help you on Energy Audit?
Regarding The Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance (Cap 610, BEEO) came into full operation on 21 September 2012, owner of a commercial building or the commercial portion of a composite building, every 10 years, is required to engage a Registered Energy Assessor to carry out energy audit for 4 key types of central building services installation including:
- Air-conditioning installation
- Electrical installation
- Lighting installation
- Lift and escalator installation
Key Steps of Energy Audit
- Collection of Building Information
- Review of Energy Consuming Equipment
- Indentification of Energy Management Opportunities (EMO)
- Cost Benefit Analysis of EMO
- Compiling Energy Audit Report
How can you benefit from our Carbon & Energy Audit?
- Improve or enhance corporate energy and production efficiency
- As supporting document for your corporate policy development and management decision making in a long run
- Build up sustainable reputation among customers
- Fulfill the law or policy for energy efficiency
What have we done to support the industry?
Apart from the above green services, we have been devoted to numbers industrial projects funded by HK Government and other sources with great success.
We have cooperated with Carbon Trust and China Quality Certification Center (Guangzhou branch, CQC GZ) in a project named “Advancing Guangdong - Hong Kong Low Carbon Cooperation Establishing the Cross Border Low Carbon Labelling Scheme”. On 30 October 2015, Hong Kong’s first internationally recognized carbon label - Hong Kong Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) Label Scheme and Certification System was officially launched. With the success of this project, our representative was invited to share experience at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) that held in Paris in December 2015. CMA Testing also signed the “Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Developing Product Carbon Footprint Label” with Carbon Trust and China Quality Certification Center (Guangzhou branch, CQC GZ) in March 2016.