Year 2017

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CUHK Rural Architectural Project Wins Top International Award First Hong Kong Team To Receive ‘the Oscar of Architecture’

An anti-seismic earth house built by the One University One Village (1U1V) team at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been awarded the World Building of the Year 2017 at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) — ‘the Oscars

The Sixth WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-VI)

The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was a co-sponsor of the Sixth WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-VI) from 13 to 17 November 2017 in Singapore. This quadrennial Workshop was

Be Prepared for the Rainy Days

Under the influence of global warming, autumn in Hong Kong may become warmer and warmer. It is possible that the season will eventually be replaced by an extended period of hot weather. The number of tropical cyclones and heavy rainfall

CUHK Cross-institutional Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) Project Developing High-performing and Energy-saving Microgrids for Field Implementation

In 2013 – 14, CUHK was awarded HK$ 60.33 million by the “Theme-based Research Scheme” of the University Grant Council of the Hong Kong Government for the 5-year project “Smart Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Utilization”… Read Press Release #EnergyTechnology

Workshop on Frontiers of Tropical Meteorology cum 11th Meeting of the World Meteorological Organization Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research

The Workshop on Frontiers of Tropical Meteorology cum 11th Meeting of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR), hosted by the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES), was held from 21 to 23 September

CUHK’s Sustainable and Anti-seismic Earth House Won International Architectural House Award

The One University One Village (1U1V) team, led by Prof. Edward NG, Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has built a prototype house for an aged couple in Yunnan to provide villagers

The Fallout from Trump’s Paris Accord Withdrawal CUHK experts discuss its ramifications

When Prof. Gabriel Lau, AXA Professor of Geography and Resource Management at CUHK, heard about the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, his first concern falls on the possible impacts on the morale of the climate

Smaller but Larger Battery with record-high energy density opens up eco-friendly energy storage system

Scientists have been making efforts in advancing the energy storage technology, especially on the electrochemical front. Redox Flow Battery (RFB) plays an important role in large-scale energy storage applications, especially for electric cars, due to its high security… Read Article

Workshop on Urban Meteorology by Professor Robert BORNSTEIN

The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), jointly organized a workshop on Urban Meteorology at CUHK on 12

CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia Holds Forum to Discuss ‘Waste-to-energy’ Solutions in Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Jockey Club Initiative Gaia (‘Gaia’) held a forum on the theme of ‘Waste-to-energy’ on 13 May 2017. The forum, which is… Read Press Release #CommunityOutreach #MoCC #PublicForum

The 5th China Strategic Environmental Assessment Forum

The Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability (IEES) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) jointly organized with the Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment (HKIEIA) and Nankai University an international forum on ‘Enhancing Regional Sustainability through Strategic

CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia Holds ‘MoCC Environment Fair 2017’ to Foster Climate Action

CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia (Gaia) is holding the MoCC Environment Fair 2017 on Earth Day today and tomorrow (22–23 April) at Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing. The theme of the Environment Fair is ‘Climate Action’… Read Press Release #CommunityOutreach #MoCC

CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia Holds ‘Urban Planning and Climate Adaptation’ Forum

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Jockey Club Initiative Gaia (‘Gaia’) held a forum titled ‘Urban Planning and Climate Adaptation’ at the Christian Family Service Centre last Friday (17 February). The forum… Read Press Release #CommunityOutreach #MoCC #PublicForum

The Science behind Extreme Weather, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surges

Extreme weather events, like typhoons and torrential rainfall, can bring hazards such as landslides, tree failure, flooding and storm surges. As a coastal city with underground utilities, e.g., the MTR, Hong Kong is particularly concerned about surges and flooding, which