This guidebook aims to address the principles and relevant issues of engineeringpractices pertinent to sustainable development in building electrical servicesdesign. Achieving sustainability emerges to be the universal commitment of thecommunities in the next millennium.The Energy Efficiency Office of Electrical and Mechanical Service Departmentis developing this handbook of guidelines as a supplement to theCode of Practice for Energy Efficiency of Electrical Installations(hereinafter referred toas the Code or the Electrical Energy Code). The guidelines focus onrecommended practices for energy efficiency and conservation on the design,operation and maintenance of electrical installations in buildings. The intentionof the guidelines is to provide guidance notes for the Electrical Energy Code andrecommended practices for the designers of electrical systems and operators of electrical plants and installations. The guidelines in this handbook seeks toexplain the requirements of the Electrical Energy Code in general terms andshould be read in conjunction with the Electrical Energy Code. It is hoped thatdesigners do not only design electrical installations that would satisfy theminimum requirements stated in the Code, but also adopt equipment, designfigures, provision, control methods, etc. above the standards of the minimumrequirements. It is also the objective of the handbook to enable a betterefficiency in energy use of the designed installations and provide someguidelines in other areas not included in the Electrical Energy Code especiallyregarding maintenance and operational aspects for facilities management andenergy monitoring.Although every care has been taken to ensure that design calculations, datareported and interpretations thereof are as accurate as possible, the Electrical andMechanical Services Department of The Government of the Hong Kong SpecialAdministrative Region would not accept any liability for loss or damageoccurring as a consequence of reliance on any information and/or analysiscontained in this publication.** This hypertext version of the guideline is prepared from theBEERproject at theDepartment of Architecture,The University of Hong Kong.Please send comments to:
Electricity is the most common and popular form of energy used in all types of buildingsincluding residential, commercial and industrial. However, through inappropriate designof the power distribution systems and misuse of electrical equipment in buildings, it alsocosts us dearly in terms of losses as far as energy efficiency is concerned. TheCode of Practice for Energy Efficiency of Electrical Installations(hereinafter referred to as theCode or the Electrical Energy Code) sets out the minimum requirements of the energyefficient design on electrical installations for the guidance of engineers and other partiesconcerned in the electrical services design and operation of buildings.This guidebook outlines and explains the provision of those clauses in the Code in simpleterms together with design examples and calculations. It aims to impress upon bothelectrical engineers in design and operation of buildings the importance of takingadequate energy conservation measures for compliance with the Code and to guardagainst unnecessary energy losses in the distribution and utilisation of electrical energy.
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