Green Building Faculty

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Green Building (GB) Faculty is a pool of experienced experts who are available to support the HKGBC and BEAM Society Limited (BSL).  Such support may include task force work related to green building initiatives, acting as members in BEAM Expert Panels, providing expert advice on green building related matters, adjudication of BEAM Plus Final Appeals and various other kinds of pro bono services.  The Term of Office of GB Faculty will be two years from the date of appointment. It is preferable that members can regularly contribute a certain number (say 4 to 6) of hours per month to support the work of HKGBC and BSL.

The GB Faculty comprises the following 8 groups of experts, and it is possible that an expert can join up to 2 groups by virtue of his/her expertise:

Expert Group

Kinds of expertise

Examples of experts

(1) Social Sustainability and Community Aspects (CA)

Covers community and social sustainability elements, e.g. community engagement, sustainable lifestyle, planning of housing, community preservation, place making, cultural aspects, CSR for developers, social impact assessment, barrier-free access, construction safety, wage protection, CDM (i.e. HSE management).

Urban planners and designers

Community planners

Social sustainability experts

Construction safety / Construction industry sustainability experts

(2) O&M Management (MAN)

Covers SA in BEAM Plus EB, MAN in BEAM Plus Interiors, and O&M parts in EU and IEQ of BEAM Plus NB, e.g. environmental purchasing, Housing management, O&M practices, green cleaning, pest control, renovation management, user guidance, CSR facilities in premises, O&M facilities, security system, energy management

Property and facility managers

Energy management / ISO50001 experts

Maintenance surveyors

(3) Site Aspects and Outdoor Environmental  Quality (SA)

Covers SA in BEAM Plus NB and outdoor environmental quality issues, e.g. site amenities, site contamination assessment, transport, urban design, ecology, heritage, public open spaces, microclimate, AVA, neighbourhood daylight access, light pollution, environmental noise, construction pollution management, landscaping and greeneries

Urban planners and designers

Landscape architects


Construction site environmental experts

AVA / CFD / UHI experts

Ecology experts

Light pollution experts

(4) Materials Aspects (MA)

Covers MA in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. design of refuse handling facilities in buildings, municipal waste facilities, C&D waste, ODP/ GWP of materials, timber products, interior finishes, modular design, prefabrication.  Also covers material embodied energy, product eco-labelling, life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declaration


Material engineers / experts

Civil / structural engineers

LCA experts

Interior designers

E&M engineers, including refrigerant experts, waste facilities experts, flexible engineering services experts

Waste management experts

(5) Energy Use (EU)

Covers energy aspects in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. passive design, energy-efficient systems, renewable energy, energy simulation, energy-efficient appliances, T&C, district cooling, CHP, etc.

Passive design experts

E&M engineers

Energy-efficient infrastructure experts

(6) Indoor and Outdoor Water Aspects (WA)

Covers WU in all BEAM Plus rating tools and other water-related aspects, e.g. water-efficient irrigation, storm water management, wetland conservation, indoor water use, water audits, water quality, water recycling

Landscape architects

E&M engineers

Civil engineers

Ecology experts

Water chemists

(7) Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Covers IEQ in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. thermal , aural and visual comfort, IAQ, natural daylight, natural ventilation, noise and vibration, amenities inside buildings

Building physics specialists

E&M engineers


Interior designers

(8) Innovations and Additions (IA)

Covers IA in all BEAM Plus rating tools, i.e. innovative techniques, performance enhancements



Interior designers

Urban planners and designers

Environment experts

Green infrastructure experts