Ir Alfred W H Sit Alfred Sit
Deputy Director
Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the HKSAR Government
Enjoying the Built Environment Responsibly

Session Description:

The desire to venture into new frontiers is one of the key drivers for the advancement of mankind. But as we explore, it is important to remain mindful of the impacts we create on these uncharted territories. In the US, the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoor Ethics is a popular outdoor ethics program to promote the enjoyment of the outdoor environment responsibly. On the same token, this Conference, attended by many building and facility management professionals, both local and overseas, is an appropriate platform to promote the importance of enjoying our built environment responsibly. While other distinguished speakers will share on their latest insights, from clean water delivery to energy efficient chillers, from latest development in building management systems to advances in workplace design, this Speaker will illustrate how the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, both an E&M regulator and a service provider within the government, is facilitating and encouraging the industry, through legislation and project implementations, on how we can enjoy the built environment responsibly

Speaker Profile:

Ir Alfred W H SIT is Deputy Director of the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) of the HKSAR Government. EMSD, being a government department, plays a dual role in Hong Kong. Firstly, it acts as a law enforcement department with regard to electricity, gas, railway, lift and escalator safety, and a number of related E&M safety areas. Its second role is to provide E&M engineering solutions and services to other government departments and public sector organizations in Hong Kong. EMSD is also charged with supporting government initiatives in promoting energy efficiency and conservation in Hong Kong.

Ir Sit has been working in the electrical and mechanical engineering field for more than 30 years. He is active in the activities of the learned societies. He has served as the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management, the Chairman of the Biomedical Division and the Honorary Secretary of the Nuclear Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.