Cultural Heritage: Heritage introduction report, monitoring reports, and condition surveys demonstrated no adverse impact on the nearby heritage sites (within 50 meters), including Pok Fu Lam Conduit(1876-1877), No. 128 Pok Fu Lam Road (1931) and Nurses Quarters Block A (1937).
Annual Energy Use: The estimated annual energy consumption of the building outperformed the baseline scenario (BEC 2012 (Rev.1) by more than 28.9%.
The major energy-saving measures adopted in the development, including (1) Low window-to-wall ratios (WWR) for both podium and tower; (2) Better performance of glazing with lower U-value and SC figure; (3) High performance of air-cooled chiller & VRV units; (4) Air-side free cooling in the teaching laboratory, theatre, and circulation areas; (5) Adoption of renewable energy installation of PV panels.
Water Efficient System: The installed water system achieved an annual water saving of 37.87% as compared with the baseline.
Indoor Environmental Quality
Building flush-out carried out after the completion of construction and prior to occupancy. New filtration media with a MERV of 13 was replaced prior to occupancy.
Indoor Air Quality complied with the IAQ Certification Scheme Good Class level.
Ventilation: The outdoor ventilation rate exceeded ASHRAE 62.1:2007 requirements by at least 30%.
Innovations and Additions
Automatic control (i.e. daylight sensors) at perimeter zones and/or occupancy sensors were installed.