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Energy and Environment, 1995

ISBN:
1-56700-052-5 (Print)

POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES FOR QUALITY COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDINGS

ShiMing Simon Deng
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

John Burnett
Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China

Shengwei Wang
Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Abstract

This paper examines the issues of quality built environments in terms of various policies and programmes based on experience in Hong Kong, with the emphasis on high rise air conditioned commercial office buildings. The relationship between energy consumption for buildings and quality indoor environment, together with building energy efficiency, is discussed. The existing criteria used for designing buildings is evaluated and the importance of performing building audits presented.