Smart Living, Smart Generation
The technology and science-based programme, launched by New College and Blue Sky Technology Ltd in 2015, included the installation of smart meters in student rooms and a real-time data dashboard. Students in the college led the development of data-driven solutions that reduced electricity use by over 25%.
Expansion of the scheme in 2018 to include the four Residential Colleges in Kennedy Town has enabled 1,800 students from more than 50 countries to participate, with experiential learning programmes opened to all HKU students.
“Results of the pilot in New College were impressive, using college facilities to teach our residents. We look forward to seeing this successful program in place on a larger scale,” said Dr. Sarah Liao, the Master of New College. The initiative was highlighted as an outstanding demonstration project by Hong Kong government officials at the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP21).