HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Building, Thermal Comfort

Building For Thermal Comfort

The indoor environment and microclimate of a building is one of the most important factors that will come to define the success of the building being used for its designed purpose. A modern multi-story office building is of no use for its intents and purposes if it cannot sustain a relative degree of comfort for its human occupants.

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Sustainable Building

Climate Change Stakeholder Engagement Forum in Hong Kong

Climate Change Stakeholder Engagement Forum took place in Hong Kong Central Government Offices on 12 July 2016. The forum allowed the Government to tap into the views of more than 600 stakeholders from different sectors to facilitate formulation of Hong Kong’s long-term climate strategy. Representatives from Uponor Asia also participated in the forum to gain further insight into the sustainability challenges the Hong Kong faces and to share our thoughts and recommendations with local government.

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HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling, Sustainable Building

Why Radiant Cooling Solutions are Essential for Green Building Design

The factors for designers and architects to consider when embarking on the challenge of green building design are multiplex. One of the most important elements to incorporate into the planning of green buildings is the overall energy efficiency of the building as a functioning, sustainable whole. Once the planned life of the building is understood, investing in the right green design elements is essential.

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LEED, Sustainable Building

Using LEED for Green Building Design in the 21st Century

With the world moving ever more swiftly along with the green revolution, professionals in the construction industry will need to prioritise sustainable building design if they want to stay in business. This means implementing green design elements right from planning to completion, with a focus on minimising environmental impacts and maximising the building’s lifespan.

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DOAS, Radiant Cooling

Simulation of Radiant Cooling & DOAS Used in Malaysia

Buildings account for roughly one-third of global non-renewable energy use. Space cooling through air conditioning is typically provided through electric compressor-driven refrigeration, contributing a significant portion of commercial building energy use with direct and indirect negative environmental impacts.

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HVAC Systems, Radiant Cooling

Understanding Heat Transfer of Radiant Cooling Solutions

Heat transfer occurs whenever there is a temperature difference between two objects, and it continues until both objects are in thermal equilibrium. According to a formulation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics known as the Clausius statement, heat cannot naturally flow from a colder temperature to a hotter temperature.

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Sustainable Building

A look at the State of Green Building in South East Asia

Over the last decade, South East Asia has seen a significant acceleration in the adoption of sustainable construction practices. Concerns about environmental degradation and national energy security have provided countries like Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia with enough incentive to establish their own set of sustainability principles.

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Beam Plus, Sustainable Building

BEAM Plus Driving Green Building Design in Kong Kong

A study conducted by BCI Asia showed that 90% of all green building projects based in Hong Kong has pursued and achieved certification. This combined with the substantial growth in registered projects with the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) highlights the importance and merit architects and owners have placed on sustainable building practices.

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