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12:00-1:45pm. This is the third event of the smart city series organized by AmCham. This event focuses on the building technologies supporting the smart city development.
'Holistic Approach Towards Building Energy and Efficiency Management" by Dr. Chaoqin Zhai
Buildings account for 40% energy use worldwide.  Various government policies, codes and initiatives have been put in place to reduce building energy consumption and carbon emission. Private companies are also taking actions to reduce their building energy use and utility expense.  Meanwhile, indoor environmental quality has significant impact on occupant health and productivity.  Building energy management is a balance between energy use and resulting indoor environmental quality. 
Dr. Zhai will present some good reference projects of intelligent solutions for mixed use development, hotels and shopping malls in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other places in Asia, which achieved energy use reduction with good financial payback.
' Improved Human Comfort and Food Quality through the Internet of Things" by
Marino Tanas
Urbanization and technology keep changing our life style. Human comfort and food quality are improving with more attention to sustainable models which reduce pollution and global warming. In this scenario FOOD is a key element. Throughout the food journey from 'farm to fork" there have been major technological improvements to preserve its freshness until it lands in a supermarket or in a restaurant.
Commercial buildings where we buy food are equipped with energy efficient HVAC-R systems and lights.
Although innovative components, machines, and system are developed to deliver individually better energy consumption, the best performances are reached when these devices are connected with electronic controls and/or are integrated as a whole system. Connectivity and monitoring do deliver long term energy efficiency, do increase human comfort and do safeguard food.
'Digital Transformation in Buildings – Maximize the Performance of Real Estate" by  Ricky Liu
Digitalization is playing a growing role in building automation business. Today, large volumes of building-related data are available in real time. Building operations can be optimized by combining experienced engineers with advanced analytics tools. This analysis of a building's consumption data or the performance of its technical systems provides the foundation for the systematic optimization of operating costs. Demand for these services is increasing continuously, providing the opportunity to further develop the digital services business. 
Ricky will present how transparency, benchmarking and best practices across the entire scope of real estate management processes in an open ecosystem could bring tangible customer benefits and meet the customer needs.
Group bookings available online for AmCham Members - bring up to 5 guests with one convenient registration!
First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Energy Committee and Environment Committee


The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
1904 Bank of America Tower
12 Harcourt Road

Central, Hong Kong

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