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Lowest Window to Wall Ratio @ HKUST NB Final Gold Rating
26 June 2020

REA, John Herbert, Registered Energy Assessor, rea, Hong Kong
John Herbert
BEAM Professional

HKUST indoor sports hall green building lowest WWR

HKUST Indoor Sports Center
BEAM PLUS NB Final GOLD rating

The new HKUST Indoor Sports Center has the lowest window to wall ratio on the campus, lowering energy consumption and still maintaining stunning views over the South China sea. And it is was independently assessed and awarded BEAM PLUS New Building v1.2 GOLD Rating. More details of the green features are listed on the HKGBC exhibition website

HKUST indoor sports hall white roof

HKUST Indoor Sports Center Cool Roof

A cool roof with white high SRI >78, that lowers solar heat absorption, lowering heat gain, providing lower operating costs.

HKUST indoor sports hallHKUST Indoor Sports Center
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Scoring 80 points, the projects Green Features include:

Building Envelope:

  • Cool Roof SRI >78;
  • Very Low WWR
  • Exterior Glazing shade
  • Recycling Room
  • O&M Room
  • Sustainable timber


  • Engineering Features:

  • Solar Hot Water Heating
  • CFC and HCFC free materials
  • Zero ODP refrigerants
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Free Cooling
  • High Efficiency VRV AC
  • Water Source Heat Pump
  • Twin potable water tanks
  • Twin flushing water tanks
  • Lo-flow faucets with infra-red sensors
  • Dual flush Water Closets
  • LED type lighting fittings
  • Solar Light tubes
  • Thermal energy sub meters
  • Electricity sub meters



  • HKUST indoor sports hall, gold certificate, BEAM professionalHKUST Indoor Sports Center earned 80 points
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    About the Author

    John Herbert is a veteran chief engineer with more than 30 years international engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom, he has worked in the United Kingdom and then across Asia for more than two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA), a BEAM Professional, and stationed in Hong Kong.



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    date: 22-09-20
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