BEAM Plus Neighbourhood

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BEAM Plus Neighbourhood adopts a more holistic approach to assessing  sustainability performance at the early or inception stage of a development project.  It helps lay down a broader framework of urban sustainability for a smoother implementation of the principles in the subsequent development stages.  The tool concerns the design of space between buildings and places an emphasis on socio-economic elements of a development.

Find out the fees and manuals of
BEAM Plus Neighbourhood V1.0 HERE.

(Click above to view the brochure; Click HERE to view the manual)


What is a Neighbourhood?

Being one of the most compact cities in the world, the nature and scale of a neighbourhood in Hong Kong can vary greatly in its physical context - It can be a stand-alone high-rise tower with several hundred households, a large development with multiple towers, or a project with a couple of low-rise houses.  BEAM Plus Neighbourhood is designed for use by new or planned developments, having considered the variation in project scale and typology. 


BEAM Plus Neighbourhood is the first tool developed locally to address sustainability issues at the early stage or masterplanning stage of a project.
Project Proponents can use the tool to:

Demonstrate a commitment to urban sustainability;




Create a sustainable neighbourhood with a vibrant public realm;


Save resources in  the long run through effective planning at early stage of project development;




Engage with community and key stakeholders; and


Promote the project through a third-party verification.


What does a BEAM Plus Neighbourhood look like?

Emphasis on
“Space between Buildings”

Socio-economic Elements

Be a Good Neighour

To enable the start of ‘public realm’ planning and design at the beginning of a development process. To embrace different socio-economic elements and to encourage a holistic view to developments, a new aspect, Community Aspects, is added. To encourage development to bring positive impact to its own occupants as well as the immediate neighbour.


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


Community Aspects


Outdoor Environmental Quality

  Materials and Waste Aspects   Energy
  Innovations and Additions


There are four ratings available for a project after completing the one-stage assessment:

Platinum   Gold   Silver   Bronze



Find out the fees and manuals of BEAM Plus Neighbourhood V1.0 HERE.


Three invited projects have undergone
BEAM Plus Neighourhood Pilot-testing assessment.


Find out more at BEAM Plus Online Exhibition