• BEAM Plus Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

    4 December 2020

    (4 December 2020, Hong Kong) To celebrate the 10th anniversary of establishment of BEAM Plus and congratulate on the achievement of the certified green building projects this year, the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and BEAM Society Limited (BSL) are proud to introduce a series of promotional videos that feature a number of certified green buildings.

    Passenger Clearance Building, Police Base and Fire Station cum Ambulance Depot of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities achieved Final Platinum rating under BEAM Plus New Buildings.

    In order to raise the public awareness about BEAM Plus and green buildings, 4 episodes of videos, featuring Ms Karen CHENG – a former journalist, have been produced to explore the BEAM Plus certified green buildings with the general public. Mr CHEUNG, Hau-wai, SBS, Chairman of the HKGBC, and Ir Dr Cary CHAN, JP, Executive Director of the HKGBC, were interviewed to talk about the development of BEAM Plus in the past ten years. The videos can be found at the following link:

    Episode 1: BEAM Plus Silver and Bronze Certified Projects

    Episode 2: BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Certified Projects

    Episode 3: BEAM Plus Gold Certified Projects

    Episode 4: BEAM Plus Platinum Certified Projects

    The BEAM Plus 10th Anniversary website (http://beamplus10.hkgbc.org.hk) has also been set up, with the full list of BEAM Plus certified projects this year, as well as testimonials from project teams. A number of certified projects has further introduced their green features, where the general public can know more about these green buildings at the webpages.

    Kowloon Technical School has achieved Excellent grade in Site Aspect of BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 Selective Scheme.

    This year, over 200 projects have been certified with Final assessment ratings and Provisional Platinum ratings under BEAM Plus. They have outperformed the assessment standards, while some have even adopted innovative designs to reach higher sustainability performance.

    The Building Information Centre at the New Headquarters of the Buildings Department achieved Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Interiors.

    BEAM Plus is the Hong Kong’s leading initiative to offer independent assessments of building sustainability performance relating to planning, design, construction, operation and management. It consists of four assessment tools, namely New Buildings, Existing Buildings, Interiors and Neighbourhood, covering the whole building life cycle. Under the rating scheme, the buildings are assessed by BSL and certified by the HKGBC. BEAM Plus has become the most popular green building rating tool in Hong Kong. Up till now, there are more than 1,600 registered BEAM Plus projects, covering a total gross floor area of over 50,000,000 sq. m. The types of BEAM Plus projects are diverse, for example, residential, commercial, government buildings, infrastructure, institutional buildings, etc.

    Yuen Long Effluent Polishing Plant achieved Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Neighbourhood.

    To learn more about the HKGBC, please visit http://www.hkgbc.org.hk.

    To learn more about BSL, please visit http://www.beamsociety.org.hk.

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