To tackle our ambitious array of goals for the HKGBC, we need an effective strategy, the spread of education, innovative research and development, and clear and direct promotion and publicity.
These priorities are addressed through proactive standing committees, each empowered to drive a separate aspect of the journey towards a green city. The committees advise, direct resources, feedback, guide the creation and coordination of effective strategy, research, education and the promotion of green buildings.
Finance and Executive Committee (FEC)
To ensure strict operating standards and to maximise the resources of the HKGBC and its members in achieving its mission, the Finance and Executive Committee has the primary responsibility for:
a) Taking out decisions under urgent or ad hoc circumstances under delegated authority from the Board of Directors;
b) Leading and facilitating management decision on activities of the Council;
c) Overseeing corporate governance on approval and development of policies and procedures;
d) Overseeing and monitoring operational performance, ensuring the financial goals are met.
Communications and Membership Committee (CMC)
Building a strong body of members, promoting the HKGBC and nurturing the green building industry will facilitate many of the HKGBC’s goals. The Communications and Membership Committee devises and steers the strategic development in advancing the HKGBC’s Branding and Positioning, and making HKGBC becoming the “Principal Voice” in the green building arena through:
a) accelerating the HKGBC’s visibility worldwide via participating in and organizing international conferences;
b) advancing the coverage of awards competition to worldwide to recognize building-related projects with
outstanding performance and contributions in sustainability and the built environment;
c) recruiting and engaging members to widely promote the Council as the platform to support the sustainable
d) collaborating with other green organisations to build rapport and facilitate outreach (expert speakers,
website / newsletter content, partners, etc.);
e) overseeing corporate communications, marketing and media engagement; and
f ) coordinating and driving HKGBC’s sponsorship and fundraising efforts.
Green Labelling Committee (GLC)
Promoting accurate labelling is essential for understanding, tracking and improving Hong Kong’s built environment. The Green Labelling Committee seeks to promote industry developed labels, such as BEAM Plus, as it develops into Hong Kong’s integrated building environmental performance assessment scheme. It will also foster the uptake of labelling of new and existing buildings throughout Hong Kong. The GLC defines and steers the strategic development, policies, processes, advocacy and promotion of BEAM Plus including:
a) issuance of the Certificates of BEAM Plus for project assessments;
b) arrangements for BEAM practitioners (BEAM Assessor, BEAM Pro, BEAM Associate, etc.) through training,
examination and accreditation; and
c) continuous development of the BEAM Plus assessment standards, and refinement of BEAM Plus assessment
methodologies and performance benchmarks.
Industry Standards and Research Committee (ISRC)
Working with industry to create standards and qualify practitioners and experts, the Industry Standards and Research Committee steers the development of industry standards, best practices and application research in
green building through:
a) formulation of HKGBC’s position on Government policy;
b) formulation of HKGBC’s response to Government and other industry consultations;
c) defining industry standards and best practices;
d) prioritization of the market / policy / regulatory interventions to be pursued by HKGBC;
e) provision of commentary on public policies and facilitates liaison with relevant industry bodies;
f ) defining HKGBC’s research agenda (research mapping);
g) undertaking research activities; and
h) disseminating the research findings to the public.
Public Education Committee (PEC)
The Public Education Committee works to promote community and industry awareness on how people’s actions affect the built environment, and can contribute to positive change. The Committee defines the green building education roadmap and steer the public education initiatives of the Council through:
a) defining HKGBC’s education agenda;
b) liaison / collaboration with curriculum bodies, schools and universities;
c) devising and overseeing HKGBC’s public education campaign;
d) facilitating the creation of funding / sponsorship requests for education;
e) overseeing the conception and delivery of education programmes; and
f ) dissemination of best practices.