04 Feb 2023

Skills Upgrading Series for Green Building Practitioners - (6) Building Carbon Footprint Assessment (4 and 11 Feb 2023)

Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and BEAM Society Limited

Organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC), the series of Skills Upgrading courses are designed to give participants continuing education that is more in-depth than traditional CPD webinars. The first round of this Skills Upgrading programme started in March 2021 and was concluded in February 2022. From August 2022 to December 2023, another round of Skills Upgrading courses will be organised again by the HKGBC to enable practitioners to construct individual programmes of weekend studies that meet their development needs.  

Course No. 6: Building Carbon Footprint Assessment

This “Building Carbon Footprint Assessment” course, which consists of two half-day lectures totalling 6 hours and is co-organised with BEAM Society Limited, will cover the following topics:  

  • General background about the carbon footprint of buildings
  • Methodology for carbon footprint assessment, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) 
  • Sources of carbon in the building life cycle, embodied and operational carbon
  • Carbon foot-printing schemes, carbon emission assessment standards such as PAS 2050, PAS 2080, The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, BS EN 15804 and ISO 14067
  • Joint EMSD/EPD Carbon Audit Guidelines, meanings of Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emissions, as well as direct and indirect emissions
  • Basic equation for estimating emissions, concepts of Emission Factors (EF), location-based method and market-based method, Global Warming Potential (GWP) of materials
  • Carbon Audit Reporting, Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)
  • Distribution of carbon emissions throughout the various stages in the building lifecycle
  • Case studies of carbon footprint studies, carbon intensity (kg CO2/m2/year) of residential vs non-residential buildings
  • Roles of advanced technologies such as BIM and Blockchain, integration with LCA models
  • How to reduce carbon in buildings, principles of best practices
  • BEAM Plus credits related to the above

Target Audience:

Persons who have not received formal and structured training on building carbon footprint assessment. Participants who have attended the same course on 17 and 31 July 2021 need NOT enrol as the course contents are similar.

Date: 4 & 11 February 2023 (Saturdays)

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)

Venue:  This course will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom


Dr Shauhrat S. CHOPRA, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Ir Emily WONG, Manager (Project Assessment), BEAM Society Limited will conduct a 40-minute lecture on BEAM Plus on 11 February 2023 only

Event Detail
Event Name: Skills Upgrading Series for Green Building Practitioners - (6) Building Carbon Footprint Assessment (4 and 11 Feb 2023)
Presented By:

Dr Shauhrat S. CHOPRA, Ir Emily WONG

Date: 04 Feb 2023
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (Registration starts at 8:45 am)

This course will be conducted in the form of webinar via Zoom

Capacity: 200

6 CPD hours will be automatically uploaded to attendees' BEAM Pro/ BEAM Affiliate Individual Accounts.

Fee: HK$430.00 (HKGBC Members)
HK$650.00 (Non-HKGBC members)
Contact Person: Ms Chloe SHIU
Contact Phone: 39948890
Contact Email: [email protected]

4 February 2023

9:00am - 12:30pm

Talk by Dr Shauhrat S. CHOPRA

11 February 2023

9:00am - 11:35am

Talk by Dr Shauhrat S. CHOPRA

11:35am - 11:50am


11:50am - 12:30pm

Talk by Ir Emily WONG

Language: Talk by Dr Shauhrat S. CHOPRA – English; Talk by Ir Emily WONG on BEAM Plus – Cantonese

Guide for Online Payment

Important Notes:

  1. Lecture notes will be issued in electronic form before each lecture.  
  2. The organiser reserves the right to change the dates of the lectures in case of adverse weather conditions. 
  3. No Show / Cancellation – Cancellation must be made by email to [email protected] on or before 3 February 2023, 12:00 noon. Please quote your registration number in the email. There is NO refund on absence from the event and cancellation made after the deadline.
  4. A ‘Certificate of Attendance’ will be issued if a participant fully attends a topic (i.e. both lectures are attended). 
  5. Persons who have attended 8 or more different subjects (can be counted from the first course launched in March 2021, which was the first round of courses) under the Skills Upgrading series may apply for a “Comprehensive Certificate of Attendance” from the Secretariat to signify their achievement.

  6. Members of BSL can also enjoy the Member price. For details, please contact BSL Secretariat.

Limited seats. First come first served.