17 Dec 2022

Skills Upgrading Series for Green Building Practitioners - (5) Lighting Engineering (17 and 31 Dec 2022)

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and BEAM Society Limited

Organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the series of Skills Upgrading courses are designed to give participants continuing education that is more in-depth than traditional CPD webinars. The first round of this Skills Upgrading programme started in March 2021 and was concluded in February 2022. From August 2022 to December 2023, another round of Skills Upgrading courses will be organised again by the HKGBC to enable practitioners to construct individual programmes of weekend studies that meet their development needs.  

Course No. 5: Lighting Engineering

This “Lighting Engineering” course, which consists of two half-day lectures totalling 6 hours and is co-organised with BEAM Society Limited, will cover the following topics:  

  • Nature of light, human perception and eye vision 
  • How to quantify light, including the use of parameters - lumen, lux, candela and degrees in colour temperature
  • History of development of lighting, common types of lighting in use today
  • Energy consumption aspects of lighting, energy labels in HK and EU, how to calculate energy and related cost savings
  • Technical concepts including illuminance, luminous efficacy, luminous flux, solid angle, luminous intensity, polar graph, brightness, luminance reflectance, contrast, colour temperature
  • How to measure illuminance, effect of orientation, lux meter on cell phones
  • How to design lighting, average illuminance method, maintenance factor, utilisation factor, space-height ratio (SHR), light uniformity, unified glare rating
  • Technical details and working principles of common types of lamps
  • Automatic control methods, motion sensors, daylight sensors
  • Daylighting using light pipes, working principles and example applications
  • Introduction to lighting and daylighting simulation, software, simulation inputs and outputs
  • Credits in BEAM Plus New Buildings that are related to lighting

Target Audience:

Persons who have not received formal and structured training on lighting engineering. Participants who have attended the same course on 22 and 29 January 2022 need NOT enrol as the course contents are similar.

Date: 17 & 31 December 2022 (Saturdays)

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)

Venue:  This course will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom


Dr Denis YU Yau-wai, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Ir Emily WONG, Manager (Project Assessment), BEAM Society Limited will conduct a 25-minute lecture on BEAM Plus on 31 December 2022 only

Event Detail
Event Name: Skills Upgrading Series for Green Building Practitioners - (5) Lighting Engineering (17 and 31 Dec 2022)
Presented By:

Dr Denis YU Yau-wai, Ir Emily WONG

Date: 17 Dec 2022
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (Registration starts at 8:45 am)

This course will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom

Capacity: 200

6 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.

Fee: HK$430.00 (HKGBC Members)
HK$650.00 (Non-HKGBC members)
Contact Person: Ms Chloe SHIU
Contact Phone: 39948890
Contact Email: [email protected]

17 December 2022

9:00am - 12:30pm

Talk by Dr Denis YU Yau-wai

31 December 2022

9:00am - 11:50am

Talk by Dr Denis YU Yau-wai

11:50am - 12:05pm


12:05pm - 12:30pm

Talk by Ir Emily WONG

Language: Cantonese with English materials

Guide for Online Payment

Important Notes:

  1. Lecture notes will be issued in electronic form before each lecture.  
  2. The organiser reserves the right to change the dates of the lectures in case of adverse weather conditions. 
  3. No Show / Cancellation – Cancellation must be made by email to [email protected] on or before 16 December 2022, 12:00 noon. Please quote your registration number in the email. There is NO refund on absence from the event and cancellation made after the deadline.
  4. A ‘Certificate of Attendance’ will be issued if a participant fully attends a topic (i.e. both lectures are attended). 
  5. Persons who have attended 8 or more different subjects (can be counted from the first course launched in March 2021, which was the first round of courses) under the Skills Upgrading series may apply for a “Comprehensive Certificate of Attendance” from the Secretariat to signify their achievement.

  6. Members of BSL can also enjoy the Member price. For details, please contact BSL Secretariat.

Limited seats. First come first served.