• BEAM Plus Achievement in 2019

    30 December 2019

    Since its launch in 2010, BEAM Plus has become the most popular assessment tool for green buildings in Hong Kong. As of now, there are more than 1,300 registered BEAM Plus projects, covering a total gross floor area (GFA) of over 400,000,000 ft2. The government is a keen supporter of BEAM Plus. Major new government buildings have to achieve Gold rating or above under BEAM Plus. Since 2014, the annual percentage of private sector projects joining BEAM Plus has reached nearly 50%. From 2010 till now, approximately 4,000 green building practitioners in Hong Kong have obtained BEAM Plus related qualifications, i.e. either BEAM Pro or BEAM Affiliate.

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    In September 2019, BEAM Plus New Buildings (NB) V2.0 was launched. The rating tool evolved as a result of suggestions and comments collected over the past seven years, as well as updated government guidance on the adoption of energyefficient features and renewable energy technologies. The upgraded BEAM Plus NB V2.0 is designed to provide practicable, clear and standardised criteria to assess the performance of green buildings, including health and wellbeing, site impacts, material use, water use, energy efficiency, etc. It places more emphasis on health and wellbeing of occupants, while a new assessment aspect named Integrated Design and Construction Management is added in the assessment.

    To accelerate the transformation of existing buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (EB) Volume Certification was launched in October 2019. By streamlining the assessment processes and providing fee discount for multipleproject registration, it enables property owners, developers and facility managers to assess the sustainability performance of multiple existing buildings in a faster and more economic manner. Nearly 100 properties have been registered for volume certification, and a number of property management companies will join hands to promote the initiative among their portfolios of buildings.

    Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and BEAM Society Limited, the annual BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony is held to honour project teams with exemplary performance in BEAM Plus rating. This year, the ceremony will be welcoming over 80 projects that achieved Final Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well as Provisional Platinum ratings.

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    PRC Magazine - The Centenary 100th Issue


    Asia's Most Iconic Buildings 2000 - 2020 were nominated by the readers of PRC Magazine. 100 projects were selected and put to a public vote from 21 Oct to 08 Dec 2019. The Top 25 projects were revealed at the PRC Magazine Centenary 100th Issue Launch Party & Cocktail Event, held on 19 December at The CODE.

     
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