CSDE Seminar Series on Sustainable Tree Management for Combating Climate Change 2018-2019
Forums, Workshops & Seminars
The Centre for Sustainable Design and Environment (CSDE) invited Dr. Lee Shing Him Louis to deliver the second seminar of our new CSDE Seminar Series: “Sustainable Tree Management for Combating Climate Change” in THEi Chai Wan campus on 11 March 2019. Dr. Lee is currently a researcher from the Department of Social Sciences, the Education University of Hong Kong. He shared his research findings and experiences on the topic “Application of Radiation Apportionment Model: A way to estimate savings from shading against short-wave radiation by a climber green wall”.
In this seminar, Dr. Lee shared with the participants his exploratory research journey from formulating the concepts of this study to the successful completion of his research project. He began the seminar with introducing different types and functions of green walls as an integral part of urban green infrastructure. He then proposed to adopt the Radiation Apportionment Model in the climber green wall setting to analyze the flows of solar radiation. His innovative model can quantify the shading effect of vertical greening design in built environment. Dr. Lee’s findings can also aid the policy makers and general public to justify the installation of more green walls in cities for reducing carbon emission, saving electricity cost and reducing energy consumption in sustainable built environment.