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Design Innovation in Sustainability: From Glocal to Fanergy

Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/09/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Monsieur CHATTÉ la boutique
Address
2/F, 121 Bonham Strand,

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Summary:

The seminar will be structured in two parts and will explore recent developments in the use of super-efficient ceiling fans used in conjunction with air conditioning to improve HVAC efficiency and save energy.

We will initially examine several award-winning projects: Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li, Chengdu, Innhouse Kunming and the Integer Bamboo House – with an emphasis on learning about the integrated design processes involved.

The above introduction will be followed up with a critical discussion of how increasing air speed via ceiling fans can provide a low-cost solution to satisfying the need for indoor thermal comfort. Combining fans with traditional air conditioning will be shown to be a design strategy that can help reduce cooling and heating costs by 20% and 30%, respectively. Additional benefits include less ductwork, improved ventilation rates and reduced condensation, all of which can help contribute to certifications such as LEED and/or BEAM Plus.

Speakers:

Mr. Peaker Chu, Senior Architect of the Oval partnership and a member of the Octagon partnership.

Peaker received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the University of Hong Kong(HKU) and his Masters degree in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London (UCL). He joined the Oval Partnership in 2007 and has substantial experience in cultural ,commercial and sustainability  projects in Hong Kong, China and the UK. Peaker is a key member of the design team of the award-winning Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li retail development in Chengdu for Swire Properties, and the highly successful 400,000 sqm Hangzhou Chengxi Intime City retail mix-use project.   He is also directly involved in different stages of sustainability projects included Kunming Innhouse Hotel,Kunming Bamboo House , CCTF-KPMG Community  Center, Swire-CCTF Bamboo Center, Hengqin Island master planning project, Cheng Chau Old house Slow life 83 cafe,  etc.

Mr. Matt Chan is currently an architectural engineering specialist at Big Ass Fans. He has worked with architects, engineers and listed companies on a variety of projects where simultaneously increasing thermal comfort and saving energy have been primary concerns. Matt has delivered presentations on the subject of air movement and energy-efficiency to many professional associations and organizations throughout Hong Kong and the region.

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