13th Asia Pacific Conference on the Built Environment


First Announcement & Call for Papers


Next Gen Technology

to make green building sustainable


19 – 20 November 2015

Venue : to be confirmed

Hong Kong


Organizing Institutions:-




ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter


The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Building Services Division


The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

Hong Kong Branch


Organizing University:-


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Department of Building Services Engineering


Supported by


ASHRAE Indonesia Chapter

ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter

ASHRAE Philippines Chapter

ASHRAE Singapore Chapter

ASHRAE Taiwan Chapter

ASHRAE Thailand Chapter


The Conference

Asia Pacific Conference on the Built Environment (APCBE) is a biennial event of ASHRAE Region XIII and it was first launched back in 1991. In response to the growing technology, the Conference scope has been expanded from HVAC&R to cover various aspects related to the built environment. This international conference provides an excellent platform for researchers and practitioners to share ideas, best practice, new technologies and future prospects.

This is a 2-day conference with expected attendance of 300 participants from government, academics, architects, consultants, contractors, building owners, facilities managers, industries, suppliers and other parties who have interest in design, installation, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the built environment.



The Conference theme “Next Gen Technology to make green building sustainable” is not simply about the hi-tech products available today but the future technology being developed for more sustainable built environment, including design approach, system controls, construction management, commissioning, facility operation & maintenance, etc. It is intended to bring together international speakers to meet and discuss the advanced technologies with mindful of our next generation.

The conference will cover but not limited to the following topics:

-          Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency

-          Architecture / Building Materials

-          Code & Standard / Assessment / Recognition

-          Environment & Atmosphere / IEQ

-          Commissioning & Operation

-          Control & Instrumentation

-          Safety & Fire Engineering

-          Vibration & Acoustic Control


Official Language

The Conference will be conducted in English. All Abstracts and Papers have to be written in English.


International Advisory Panel

To Be Advised


Organizing Committee


Philip Yu


Alan Lam


Albert Lin


Michael Sung

Proceedings & Technical

L. T. Wong

Registration & Exhibition

Jacky Ng, Sabina Chung, Taylor Chow

Members:      (ASHRAE-HK Chapter)

CS Wong, Mr. Tenny Tam, Franky Cheng, Jacob Yiu

(CIBSE – HK Branch)

MY Chan, Vincent Ma

(HKIE – BS Division)

KT Cheuk, Brian Cheng, Anthony Lo, Edwin Lau, Sally Leung, YN Au Yeung


Important Dates


Abstract Due:

15 February 2015

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

15 March 2015

Full Paper Submission:

30 June 2015

Notification of Paper Acceptance:

1 September 2015

Registration Open:

15 March 2015

Deadline of Early Bird Registration:

15 September 2015


19-20 November 2015


Submission of Abstracts

Authors intending to present papers at the conference are invited to submit the titles of the proposed papers together with an abstract of about 300 words. The abstract in Word format should be sent by email to apcbe2015@gmail.com.


Conference Contact Information

Mail Address:   Conference Secretariat of APCBE 2015
                        ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter
                        P.O. Box 35612
                        King’s Road Post Office
                        North Point
                        Hong Kong

Email:              apcbe2015@gmail.com

Website:          http://www.ashrae.org.hk/apcbe2015