Net Zero Laboratory (NetZeroLab), with its roots in the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), was founded in 2020. With many cities and regions introduced targets to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, NetZeroLab provides knowledge on HOW to translate the net-zero carbon ambitions into actions by covering areas including life cycle carbon assessment, energy simulation and optimization, policy suggestion, social partnership, and smart integrated carbon and energy monitoring.
Life Cycle Carbon Assessment
Life cycle carbon assessment is used for evaluating the carbon emissions as output over the whole life cycle of a building. NetZeroLab activities include carbon emission modelling and reduction, low carbon materials and structural analysis, carbon labelling and benchmarking.
NetZeroLab activities include long-term public policy research for advancing net-zero suggestions and recommendations making for policy makers on ways to reduce carbon and save energy.
Building Energy Simulation (BPS) and Optimisation
NetZeroLab focuses on smart-integrated energy modelling, effects of microclimate on the energy consumption, occupant behaviors analysis and intelligent real-time indoor environment monitoring.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
NetZeroLab activities include unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for thermal analysis of high-rise buildings.