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Major Retrofitting Works

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  1. What are “major retrofitting works”? [Show answer]

  2. If a piece of retrofitting works is carried out in phases in a unit or common area and each phase covers an internal floor area less than 500m², will the retrofitting works be regarded as “major retrofitting works”? [Show answer]

  3. If a piece of retrofitting works covers an internal floor area not less than 500m² in a unit or common area but no building services installation is involved except painting, replacement of wall paper, replacement of carpet or replacement of fixed furniture etc., will the retrofitting works be regarded as “major retrofitting works”? [Show answer]

  4. If a piece of retrofitting works covers an internal floor area not less than 500m² in a unit or common area but no building services installation is involved except replacement of a few fluorescent tubes, will the retrofitting works be regarded as “major retrofitting works”? [Show answer]

  5. If the “major retrofitting works” are commenced before 21 September 2012 and will be completed on or after that day, is it compulsory to comply with the Building Energy Code (BEC)? [Show answer]

  6. When “major retrofitting works” are regarded as completed? [Show answer]

  7. Who is the responsible person of major retrofitting works? [Show answer]

  8. In a common area with the gross floor area of not less than 500m², it is intended to replace the existing fluorescent tubes by LED tubes or T8/T5 conversion kits while the existing fittings will remain unchanged. Does this retrofitting work fall into the scope of “major retrofitting works”? [Show answer]

  9. After a Registered Energy Assessor’s signature of a Form of Compliance (Form EE4), what documents should be delivered by the Registered Energy Assessor to different parties? [Show answer]

  10. Shall the submission of FOC be required for the following case?
    For a case of an A&A works in a hotel, the project is separated into different phases in separate package. The construction area of 1st phase is larger than 500 m2. The works are located at typical floor and the FOC submission for 1st phase was submitted. The construction area of 2nd phase is less than 500 m2. The works are located at a non-typical floor. Should the works be treated as the same series of works within 12 months? Shall the submission of FOC is required for 2nd phase?
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  11. In according with the Building Energy Code 2015, shall the submission of FOC is required for the following case?
    Regarding to the new retrofitting work, building owner / developer has all New Luminaires hanged up and fixed on the false ceiling at a vacant office unit. The total rated power of all new luminaires are over 3kW. The office unit area is over 500sqm. No conduit and wiring work have been installed and connected to any of luminaires at the area. The luminaires is individually hang on the true ceiling and without any electric wiring connection with other luminaires. The building owner / developer has not any obligation for any installation of electrical wiring and connecting of electric circuit for the vacant office. All luminaires are the provision item for a vacant office unit. All wiring and electrical installation work shall be done by the future tenant.

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