BEAM Interiors Practitioners

by John A. Herbert

BEAM Plus Interiors is the preferred green office rating tool assessed in Hong Kong for Hong Kong offices. It was conceived and designed by BEAM Society Limited, specifically tailored for the Hong Kong office and commercial workplace.


Our director, Mr John A. Herbert provided the training course and lectures for more than 600 BEAM Professionals, to aid understanding and practice of the BI tool in the high density Hong Kong context. Unlike other tools, and resulting from the leasing arrangements the tool is structured to suit the market, where most office space is rented within a large commercial building, and the result is that both the building owner and tenant control certain aspects of the operation.

The first and most important decision will be selecting the BEAM Interiors practitioners for the team planning your office, even before choosing your office space.

BI is sub-divided into different categories, covering all the environmental influences and impacts, for easy reference:

  • Green Building Attributes (GBA)
  • Management (MAN)
  • Energy Use (EU)
  • Materials (MA)
  • Water Use (WU)
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Innovations (IV)

BI is private sector initiative, and entirely voluntary, therefore successful projects are awarded an independent BEAM certificate including BI Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum awards, to demonstrate your environmental credentials to the world.