Joint Symposium 2022: City for Future - Journey to Carbon Neutral Building

This Symposium is an annual event intended to bring together international and local speakers to foster all aspects of advances in building design and building services engineering.

Conference Information:
- Theme: City for Future - Journey to Carbon Neutral Building
- Date: 23 November 2022
- Time: 09:00 - 18:00
- Location: Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong
- Organising Institutions: HKIE-Building Services Division / ASHRAE Hong Kong / CIBSE Hong Kong Region
- Organising University: Department of Building Environment & Energy Engineering - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Official language of the Symposium is English

Sub-themes of the symposium
1. Codes & Guidance
2. Design & Research
3. Operation & Application
4. Maintenance & Performance

Who Should Attend:
Engineers, architects, designers, researchers, academics, property developers, professionals and practitioners involved in the wide range of disciplines associated with building design and building services engineering. 

Fees (Per Person)
- Standard: HK$ 1,700 ($1,600 for early bird on or before 25-Oct-2022)
- Full time students: HK$ 400 
(Fee includes proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch)

Please register online here.
a) Please make the Cheque payable to “The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - BS VDivision”.
b) Send the Cheque to – “ATAL Building Services Engineering Limited, 13/F, Island Place Tower, 510 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong (Attn: Mr. Se Wai Hung (HKIE))”.
c) At the back of the Cheque, please kindly state “JS2022, Name of your organisation, Contact person and  and Contact tel. number”.

No refund may be made but substitute delegate is allowed.
Receipt will be issued to the contact person when cheque is received. Enquiry email:

09:00 - 09:05: Welcome Address (Mr. Jason KwokChairman, Joint Symposium 2022 Organizing Committee)
09:05 - 09:20: Opening Address (Ms Winne Ho, JPSecretary for Housing, HKSAR)
09:20 - 09:30: Keynote Speech (Mr. Adrian CatchpolePresident-Elect, CIBSE UK)

Session 1- Codes and Guidance
Chaired by:     Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Prof. Asif Sohail Usmani, Head of Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering)

09:30 - 09:50: Advanced Approach on Building Decarbonization - Embodied & Operational Carbon by ARUP
09:50 - 10:10: Enhancing Buildings Energy Performance Towards Carbon Neutrality by Regulation and Collaboration, by EMS
10:10 - 10:30: Costs and Benefits of BEAM Plus Energy Use Reduction Credits, by BEEE, PolyU

10:30 - 10:45: Question for Session 1
10:45 - 10:50: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
10:50 - 11:15: Coffee Break

Session 2 - Design and Research
Chaired by:     ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter (Mr. Joe Chow, President)
11:15 - 11:35: Sea Water Cooled Chiller Plant and Other District Cooling Systems Viability, Selection Criteria, and Master Planning, by Cundall

11:35 - 11:55: Smart Green Building Strategies Toward Advancing Net Zero, by Arcadis
11:55 - 12:15: Apply design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) thinking and offsite techniques to building services systems to enable future lean construction
, by HKU
12:15 - 12:30: Question for Session 2
12:30 - 12:35: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
12:35 - 13:55: Lunch
14:00 - 14:10: Keynote Speech (Mr. Farooq MehboobASHRAE Society President)
Session 3 - Operation and Application
Chaired By:     HKIE - Building Services Division (Ir Sammy YeungChairman)

14:10 - 14:30: Analysis and Improvement of PV Panel Output Efficiency, by THEi
14:30 - 14:50: Pathway to Carbon Neutrality via Semantic AI: The Future of Automation in City Level, by EMSD, HKSAR and HKBU

14:50 - 15:10: The Road of Government Buildings to Carbon Neutrality, by ArchSD, HKSAR
15:10 - 15:25: Question for Session 3
15:25 - 15:30: Appreciation Certification to Speakers
15:30 - 15:55: Coffee Break

Session 4 - Maintenance and Performance
Chaired By:     CIBSE Hong Kong Region (Mr TC ChanChairman)
15:55 - 16:15: Optimising Chiller Energy Efficiency for Carbon Neutral Building, by CLP
16:15 - 16:35: Sustainability studies of Solar Energy use for HVAC&R System, by THEi
16:35 - 16:55: Chiller Plant Optimization: A Success Upgrade from Conventional to Data-Driven Based Expert Control in A Typical Commercial Building
, by Trane Hong Kong, HKGBC and PolyU
16:55 - 17:10: Question for Session 4
17:10 - 17:15: Appreciation Certification to Speakers

17:15 - 17:25 Closing Speech (Mr. TC Chan, Chairman, CIBSE Hong Kong Region)

The original flyer can be downloaded here.