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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 project and its green features are listed on the HKGBC exhibition website

HKUST indoor sports hall white roof, John Herbert BEAM Professional

HKUST Indoor Sports Center Cool Roof

A cool roof with white high SRI >78, lowers solar heat absorption, lowering solar heat gains, lowers long term operating costs.

John Herbert BEAM ProfessionalHKUST Indoor Sports Center
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Scoring 80 points, some of the green features for this project included:

Building Envelope Optimised:
  • Cool Roof SRI >78;
  • Minimised glass area, low WWR 11%
  • Glazing orientation
  • Low e double glazing units
  • Exterior glass shade


  • User Facilities:
  • Recycling materials Room
  • O&M room
  • Viewing Platform
  • PV ready


  • Materials:
  • Sustainable FSC and PEFC timber
  • CFC and HCFC free materials
  • Zero ODP refrigerants


  • Lighting:
  • LED type lighting fittings
  • Solar Light Tubes in wash rooms


  • Water Conservation:
  • Twin potable water tanks
  • Twin flushing water tanks
  • Lo-flow facets with infra-red sensors
  • Dual flush Water Closets
  • Solar hot water collectors
  • Water Source DX Heat Pump water heater


  • Air Conditioning:
  • Water Source DX air handlers
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Free Cooling
  • High Efficiency VRV units


  • Energy Monitoring:
  • Thermal energy sub meters
  • 24 electricity sub meters



  • John Herbert BEAM professionalHKUST Indoor Sports Center BEAM PLUS New Building Final Gold certificate, earned 80 points
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    More information is provided on the Green Building Infographic.....here

    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: 26-02-21
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