The HKSAR government tender for a 4,927 sqm commercial site in Wang Chiu Street, Kowloon Bay will close tomorrow, the media is speculating on the estimated tenders. However, interestingly amongst the myriad of the usual conditions of sale that accompany government lands sales is the requirement to attain Provisional Gold or above Rating for all building(s) on the site. However, they set the bar very low, a “provisional” rating is hardly difficult task, it is a shopping list of commitments, and there is no guarantee that those promised green features will be implemented.
The new development will have 120 metre limitation, but will dwarf its elderly neighbour which were capped to suit the flight path for the former Kai Tak Airport.
To apply for certification using the new BEAM Plus Interiors rating tool (BI) for green offices, retail and hotel rooms, BEAM Professionals MUST attend the BI seminar to learn about the differences between the BEAM NB and BI rating tools. The next course will be held next week, on 27 Sept. 2013, to register visit the BEAM website.
SB13, the regional sustainable building conference started today in Hong Kong. It was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Tseng Kwan O, Hong Kong, and was co-organised by CIC and HKGBC.
Considering it seems that everyone in Hong Kong now has an opinion about BEAM, there was a distinct lack of #BEAM in the proceedings.
The Secretary for the Environment Mr KS Wong was in attendance, and spoke about the main #greenbuilding issues and challenges ahead. There was a keynote speech by CIC chairman, that was informative, it implied that CIC has been supporting #greenbuilding in Hong Kong for several years.
Here are some pictures from the first day.
We are delighted to announce that our director John A. Herbert, also chairman of the BEAM BI steering committee, will be introducing the latest addition to the suite of BEAM green building rating tools – BEAM Plus Interiors. The seminar will be held at Asia Society Hong Kong Center on 14 August 2013, and best of all, it is FREE!
Kelcroft is a local Hong Kong based firm dedicated to a greener environment, and the sustainable building consultant for this innovative project featured as part of the World Green Building Week 2012.
Hong Kong based principal engineer and director of Kelcroft E&M Limited Mr John A. Herbert was appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council’s first Green Building Faculty in June 2012. He was also appointed as chairman of the BEAM Plus Water Aspect technical expert group, and a member of the Faculty selection committee.
update:June 2013 - The Chinese name of the Hong Kong Green Building Faculty has been amended, here is the new logo and name:
To join the HKGBC Faculty visit the HKGBC website
MIECF 2012 starts today!
If you are visiting Macau MICEF 2012 stop by the Kelcroft booth, we are in the eurozone
From the event:
Kelcroft’s director John A. Herbert conducted a Legionella briefing for Hong Kong’s Water Services Dept. (WSD) on 7th March 2012 with assistant directors attending. The Q&A, always the most interesting part in my view, covered all aspects of water storage and distribution.