BEAM Plus Existing Buildings

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BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (EB) measures the actual performance of a building and evaluates its facility management practices. The assessment covers all aspects of management, operation and maintenance, and may be initiated at any time during a building’s operational life.

To help achieve the target of the Hong Kong Government’s stated Energy Saving Plan by 2025, the new version of BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 contains major revisions to the assessment guidelines and offers greater flexibility in the scope of assessment. These changes have been implemented with a view to encouraging more participation by the 42,000 existing buildings in Hong Kong, thus improving their energy efficiency and enhancing their environmental management practices.


REGISTER now!

Find out the fees and manuals of
BEAM Plus EB V2.0 HERE.


(Click above to view the brochure; Click below to view the manuals:
Comprehensive Scheme or
Selective Scheme)

 

What buildings can be assessed?

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 covers the management, operation, maintenance and improvement of existing buildings of all types and all ages, including commercial, educational, government, industrial, office and residential buildings, hotels, shopping centres and more. The assessment covers all areas that are under the control of the applicant. Additional or bonus credits are awarded when the building’s tenants, who are also critical to the building’s long-term environmental performance, are involved in the assessment.

 

Benefits of
BEAM Plus
Existing Buildings
V2.0

Applying for BEAM Plus Existing Buildings can help to:

Implement new initiatives that improve a building’s energy efficiency and environmental performance;

 

Enhance the performance of existing buildings of all ages;

 

 

 

Flexibly achieve certification in accordance with the building’s pertinent conditions; and

 

Contribute towards the target of the Government’s latest Energy Saving Plan.

 

The assessment of a building's performance covers the following aspects:

   
Site Aspects  

New!
Management

 

New!
Materials and
Waste Aspects

     
Energy Use   Water Use   Indoor Environmental Quality   Innovations and Additions

 

New Options Available under BEAM Plus EB V2.0

BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 is designed to give applicants more flexibility, so they can tailor an assessment to their needs, budget and technical capabilities. Applicants can apply for a Comprehensive Scheme or a Selective Scheme, according to the current circumstances of their buildings. Click HERE for details.

There are four ratings available for a project after completing the assessment under Comprehensive Scheme:

     
Platinum   Gold   Silver   Bronze

 

There are four ratings available for each assessed aspect for a project after completing the assessment under the Selective Scheme:

     
Excellent   Very Good   Good   Satisfactory

 


Registration with Comprehensive Scheme or Energy Use (EU) Aspect of Selective Scheme under BEAM Plus EB V2.0 may contribute to higher priority ranking in the application for CLP Eco Building Fund or HK Electric Smart Power Fund.

Click HERE for details.

 


REGISTER now!


Understand the transitional arrangement for EB V1.1 / V1.2 projects HERE.


Find out the fees and manuals of BEAM Plus EB V2.0 HERE.

 

A Showcase of Excellence

 

Kwai Shing West Estate was the first existing building project to achieve a Final Platinum rating under BEAM Plus EB V1.2. Built in 1975, the estate underwent comprehensive upgrading works, including the addition of energy-saving installations, upgrading refuse facilities and adopting green management practices. Likewise, close communication with residents and all stakeholders ensures a higher level of environmental awareness throughout the community. Click to know more about the project.

 

Towngas Headquarters achieved a Final Platinum rating under BEAM Plus EB V1.2. Its certification was renewed from BEAM for Existing Buildings (Version 5/04) in 2010, under which the building also obtained a Platinum Grade. In addition to conducting regular audits of actual energy and water use, the property management agent has also implemented green cleaning practices and a purchasing policy. Click to know more about the project.

Check out more projects at BEAM Plus Online Exhibition
http://greenbuilding.hkgbc.org.hk/