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[Press Release] BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2017

22 Dec 2017

BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2017
Over 1,000 BEAM Plus Project Registrations
Marked a New Milestone for Green Building Industry in Hong Kong

 

Hong Kong, 22 December 2017 - Co-organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and BEAM Society Limited (BSL), the BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony 2017 was successfully held on 14 December 2017.  Mr. WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, Government of the HKSAR, was invited as the officiating guest of the ceremony. Other honourable guests included Mr CHAN Ka-kui, SBS, JP, Chairman of Construction Industry Council, Sr WONG Bay, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council and Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BEAM Society Limited. The guests presented in total 33 certifications to the project teams whose BEAM Plus projects achieved Final Platinum, Provisional Platinum, Final Gold ratings, and Excellent grades. The organisers also announced that more than 1,000 projects have been registered under BEAM Plus, which marked a milestone for the development of the green building industry in Hong Kong. Another worth noting progress is that the first batch of projects under “BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0” were certified this year.

Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, commended project teams’ commitment to build green. He also expressed that the Government was proactively implementing all-round policies to achieve the carbon emission target set forth.

Sr WONG Bay, Chairman of the HKGBC, pointed out that "Until now, the number of BEAM Plus registered projects exceeds 1,000. This will bring more green spaces to the community, reduce tons of carbon emissions and build a healthier living environment, when these buildings are completed or refurbished."

“Thanks to the efforts of organisations that have been participating in BEAM Plus, sustainable development initiatives can be put into practice to make Hong Kong a greener city. BSL is continuously perfecting the assessment tools to support the Government policy of carbon reduction," said Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BSL.

Apart from presenting the certification to the project teams, the HKGBC and BSL also reviewed achievements about BEAM Plus, including the newly launched BEAM Plus mobile application, which allows the practitioners to stay in touch with the latest news onthe scheme. For the qualification training, the BEAM Professional Training was revamped into specialty training and examination, while for another credential, BEAM Affiliate, its entry requirement was adjusted to allow more graduates to join the green building force.

BEAM Plus assessment is the Hong Kong’ leading initiative to offer independent assessments of building sustainability performance relating to the planning, design, construction, operation and management. The projects are assessed by BEAM Society Limited and certified by the Hong Kong Green Building Council. There are four assessment tools, namely New Buildings, Existing Buildings, Interiors and Neighbourhood.

 

List of Projects that Achieved Final Platinum, Provisional Platinum, Final Gold ratings, and Excellent grades under BEAM Plus
(*For details of the following projects, please visit http://greenbuilding.hkgbc.org.hk )

New Buildings (NB)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating

Long Ching Estate, Yuen Long

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Platinum

Tuen Fu Road Discipline Services Quarters

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Kai Tak Fire Station

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

3 Muk Chui Street

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Platinum

Reprovisioning of Yau Ma Tei Police Station

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Final Gold

Midfield Concourse

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Maxim's Centre

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

High Park

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

West Kowloon Law Courts Building

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Final Gold

Commercial Development at 15 Middle Road

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Wah Ha Estate

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

The Quayside

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

URA Ma Tau Wai Road/ Chun Tin Street Redevelopment Project

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Liantang / Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Site Formation and Infrastructure Works - Contract 6

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Lee Garden Three

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Renovation works for the West Wing of the former Central Government Offices for office use by the Department of Justice and law-related organisations

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Expansion of Tai Po Water Treatment Works and Ancillary Raw Water and Fresh Water Transfer Facilities
Design and Build of New Stream II

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Commercial Development at 218 Electric Road, Hong Kong

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

The Proposed Development for URA Project DL-3: YTM at Pine Street / Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

Water Supplies Department Tin Shui Wai Building

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

One Taikoo Place

BEAM Plus NB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

T ▪ PARK

BEAM Plus NB V1.1

Provisional Platinum

 

Existing Buildings (EB)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating / Grade

International Commerce Centre (Excluding the Hotel Portion)

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Lincoln House

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Pacific Place

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 (Comprehensive Scheme)

Final Platinum

Hospital Authority Building

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Energy Use)

Excellent

City One Shatin (Phase 3C)

BEAM Plus EB V2.0 Selective Scheme (Management)

Excellent

Lee Garden One Offices

BEAM Plus EB V1.2

Final Platinum

Business Environment Council Headquarters - Jockey Club Environmental Building

BEAM Plus EB V1.2

Final Platinum

Hysan Place

BEAM Plus EB V1.2

Provisional Platinum

 

Interiors (BI)

Project Name

Assessment Tool

Rating

Living Studio
Leigh & Orange Office Renovation

BEAM Plus BI V1.0

Platinum

Renovation Works of New Headquarters for the Construction Industry Council

BEAM Plus BI V1.0

Platinum

 

 

Photos Captions

High resolution photos can be downloaded at the following link:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SSa-90PIoC2kHU1nodHF_ga4QbPMU7o0

Photo 1: Sr WONG Bay, Chairman of Hong Kong Green Building Council, highlighted that the projected savings in electricity and water, in terms of carbon emission, of all participating BEAM Plus New Buildings projects at the Ceremony are equivalent to planting 1.9 million trees on the planet. 

 

Photo 2: Mr WONG Kam-sing, GBS, JP, Secretary for the Environment, commended the exemplary efforts by project teams in green buildings, and expressed that the Government is implementing all-round policies to achieve the carbon reduction target set forth.

 

Photo 3: Mr SO Kai-ming, Chairperson of BEAM Society Limited, mentioned in his speech that BEAM Society is working on upgrading the assessment tools so as to cope with the evolving green building development.

 

Photo 4: Officiating and honourable guests took group photo with directors and committee members of the Hong Kong Green Building Council and BEAM Society Limited.

 

Photo 5: Both Pacific Place and Lincoln House by Swire Properties achieved Final Platinum ratings under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 Comprehensive Scheme.

 

Photo 6: There were three Platinum projects by Hysan Development, namely Lee Garden One Offices, Hysan Place, and Lee Garden Three.

 

Photo 7: Several projects by Architectural Services Department achieved Final Platinum and Final Gold ratings under BEAM Plus.

 

 

About the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. The Founding Members of the HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Business Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead market transformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducing green building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction and management standards for the building profession; and promoting green living to the people of Hong Kong.

To learn more about the HKGBC, please visit http://www.hkgbc.org.hk.

 

About the BEAM Society Limited (BSL)

BEAM Society Limited (BSL), owner of Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM), is a nonprofit public body committed to developing and implementing the BEAM assessment tools (HKBEAM & BEAM Plus), assessing green buildings and training BEAM Professionals (BEAM Pro) and BEAM Affiliates. BEAM assessment tools have certified green building developments encompassing over 23.2 million square metres of space. On a per capita basis, BEAM is one of the most widely used voluntary green building labelling schemes of its kind in the world.

BEAM Society Limited continuously strives to improve the overall quality of the built environment in Hong Kong. BEAM Plus assessment tools, including BEAM Plus Neighbourhood, BEAM Plus New Buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings and BEAM Plus Interiors, are currently applicable to the stages of masterplanning, building design, construction on site and operational life, fit-out and operation.

To learn more about BSL, please visit http://www.beamsociety.org.hk.

 

Press contact

Ms Yiki Cheng / Ms Flora Lim
Hong Kong Green Building Council Secretariat
Tel.: +852 3994 8854 / +852 3994 8842
Email: yiki.cheng@hkgbc.org.hk / flora.lim@hkgbc.org.hk

Ms Joey Mok
BEAM Society Limited Secretariat
Tel.: +852 3610 5728
Email: joeymok@beamsociety.org.hk

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