Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Tsang Shui Tim Sports Center

HKUST Indoor Sports Centre

HKUST was awarded BEAM PLUS New Building Final Gold

Sustainability Consultant & BEAM consultant : John Herbert

Sustainability

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Envelope

The entire structure and facade used recyclable materials, the structural frame was constructed using steel.

And reinforced concrete infill panels, the facade was clad with recyclable zinc, aluminium cladding and glass.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Cool Roof

A metal roof and RC concrete flat roof were both finished with highly reflective SRI<78 materials

Preventing solar energy absorption reducing solar gain, and lowering the air conditioning operating costs.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Glazing

The glass selected was double glazed Low e glass, the area of glass was optimised with one oreintation and only 11% WWR

In addition external horizontal and vertical shading helped minimised the solar heat gain, that also contributed to lower energy costs.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Solar Energy

Solar water collectors generate hot water for the sport centre showers, coupled with an energy efficient water source DX heat pump.

Futureproofing, for the antipicated installation of solar PV panels, the plinths to mounth the panels have been installed on the roof

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BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Sustainable Timber

The timber used in this project was sourced 100% from PEFC and FSC sustainable forestries, including the sports hall timber flooring.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Water Efficiency

All the washroom water faucets minimise waste, the facuets have optimium flow rate with an inbuilt IR sensor to only operate the faucet on demand.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Excellent IAQ

After completion the building was assessed by an independent CIB, the measured indoor air quality inside the sports centre was awarded Excellent Class Indoor Air Quality

sustainable timber PEFC

Temporary Timber

Checking that all the timber used for temporary work that was delivered to site was only sourced from a sustainable forestry, as specified, and this was PEFC certified

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BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

LED Lighting

To reduce electricity costs and lower the air conditioning LED lighting was provided throughout the building.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Submetering

For realtime monitoring of the electricity in use, throughout the building, twenty-four electricity sub meters are provided.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Recycled Pavers

Paving blocks were sourced and bought from K Wah, these eco pavers comprise approx. 40% recycled content.

BEAM PLUS NB final gold award in 2020

Maintenance Room

To facilitate on site maintenance a purpose built operation and maintenance room was constructed near the E&M plant room.

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lighting modelling indoors

Lighting Simulation

Indoor arrangement of lighting was modelled room by room to ensure quality, uniformity and glare were satisifed.

lighting simulation at night

Night Simulation

To model the environment impact of emergency, the external lighting simulated was conducted for nighttime.

future PV panels

Futureproof

Looking forward to future proof the project, the concrete plinths for the installation of Photovoltaic panels (PV) on the roof.

Checking FSC timber delivered to site.

FSC Timber

Checking the the specified FSC timber detailed in the BEAM PLUS requirement was verified as delivered to site.

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