Press Release



Scope of Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme Broadened


The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has recently extended the scope of its Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings to cover lift and escalator installations to further promote energy efficiency in building services installations.

The scheme was launched in 1998 with the aim to encourage developers and architects to adopt energy efficient building designs. Since then, wide industrial support and participation to the scheme was received.

Under the scheme, real estate developers, property owners, architects, building services consultants and property management agencies are invited to take part on a voluntary basis by registering their buildings or part of the buildings that complied with the Building Energy Codes developed by the department, It covers lighting, air conditioning, electrical installations.

Successful participants will receive a registration certificate for publicity purpose. Information of the registered buildings and their energy performance are available in the EMSD's web page for public reference.

"To tie in with the extension, the EMSD has published the Code of Practice (COP) for Energy Efficiency of Lift and Escalator Installations which sets out the minimum requirements in terms of power consumption, system design, and monitoring provisions for these installations," a EMSD spokesman said today (August 5).

"Compliance with the COP ensures that the installations will achieve a minimum level of energy efficiency, reduce power consumption and are conducive to environmental protection," the spokesman said, adding that the landlords and tenants would also benefit from paying less for their electricity bills.

The new COP is available for sale at the Government Publication Centre, Low Block, ground floor, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong.

Related information and application form for the Energy Efficiency Registration Scheme for Buildings are available from the EMSD's Energy Efficiency Office, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay (Telephone no. 2881 1562).

The information can also be downloaded from the department's web site at

End/Saturday, August 5, 2000