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NET ZERO

LABORATORY

ABOUT US 

​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.

RESEARCH FOCUS

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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.

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Policy Research

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. 

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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.

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Zero Carbon Partnership 

It was established in 2015 with a group of public and cross-sector stakeholders for zero carbon buildings.

 

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) 

NetZeroLab activities include unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for thermal analysis of high-rise buildings.

PROJECTS

​A Possible Zero Carbon Building Policy for Hong Kong: Opportunities, Risks and Recommendations

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​Hong Kong Zero Carbon Partnership for Enhancing Public and Stakeholder Engagement

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​Carbon Emission Modelling of Energy Systems for Retrofit Office Buildings

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​Implications of Optimising Prefabrication for the Life Cycle Carbon Emissions of High-rise Residential Buildings in Hong Kong

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​A Smart-tech Integrated System for Estimating and Benchmarking Embodied Carbon Emissions of Prefabricated Public Residential Buildings in Hong Kong

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​Feasibility of Delivering High-Rise Low or Zero Carbon Buildings in Hong Kong

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Systematic Optimization of Modular Integrated Construction for Maximum Embodied Carbon Reduction of High-rise Residential Buildings in Hong Kong

​PARTNERS

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CONTACT US

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