Acknowledgement: The project is fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No.: UGC/IDS(R)24/20).
Research Centre for Green Energy, Transport and Building (RCGETB) was set up on 1 January 2021.
Despite of the very small land area of only 1,108 km2, extremely high population density of 6,777 people per km2 and seriously lacking natural resources especially energy, Hong Kong is remarkably maintaining herself as the international city with most successful economic development that creating the GDP per capita of $47,200 in 2018. The most serious threat to the survival and prosperity of Hong Kong is directly related to the large population of 7.44 million including “How to satisfy the huge annual energy demand of 289,219 TJ and safeguard the health of our citizens from various kinds of pollution led by the use of energy?”. Perhaps, application of “Green Technology” to the following sectors of our community can provide feasible and sustainable solutions of the problems:
|Target Group||Essential Contents||Impact to|
|Green Energy||Renewable energy such as solar energy; Non-polluting energy including hydrogen; Waste-to-Energy such as use of biofuel.||All HK Citizens|
|Green Transport||Transportation vehicles with less pollutant emissions by using alternative energy source including electric car; Transportation infrastructure to conserve energy such as green train.||All HK Citizens|
|Green Building||Energy conservation building using energy efficiently; Building applying essentially renewable energy such as solar energy; Building having good internal environmental quality.||All HK Citizens|
To help Hong Kong nurturing expertise in the application of “Green Technology”, PolyU SPEED will develop the “Research Centre for Green Energy, Transport and Building (RCGETB)” to promote and enhance research activities in these areas. We are aiming to achieve the following OBJECTIVES in these areas within the 3-year cycle:
In the first 3-year cycle (1/2021–12/2023), the RCGETB plans to achieve the following DELIVERABLES by implementing the tasks: