Posted by: Jason | December 6, 2009

Hong Kong Day 3

On Saturday morning, a Lawrence alum was generous enough to arrange a meeting with the mechanical engineers who are building the International Commercial Centre – Hong Kong’s tallest building and the third-tallest in the world. We focused on the energy- and water-efficiency of the building, which is something the developers, the engineers, and the tenants take seriously. The amount of water saved by re-using condensation from the air conditioners, for example, is equivalent to six olympic-sized swimming pools per year. And the energy saved each year by the lighting and machinery is equivalent to 6500 private homes.


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