John A. Herbert

Kelcroft table, John A. Herbert, BEAM anniversary

BEAM 5th Anniversary Dinner at JW Marriott, Hong Kong on 25 Sept. 2015
Left to Right: front row Kevin Edmunds, Prof CS Poon, Prof John Ng, Nigel Reading, Derek Murphy, and Luciana Wong Back row: Dan Rusu, John A. Herbert, Tim Watson, and Michael Arnold


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Kelcroft’s director John A. Herbert attended the World Green Building Conference WSB14 in Barcelona, Spain, October 2014


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John A. Herbert – speaking at Launch of BEAM Plus Interiors Rating Tool 2013

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John A. Herbert – speaking at Green Building Seminar 2011

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Left to Right: Conrad Wong, Sec. for Environment Mr KS Wong, John Ng, John A. Herbert
BEAM Interiors launch 2013

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John A. Herbert – BEAM Training, Water Aspects 25 June 2014

John A. Herbert is Kelcroft’s founding director, Chief Engineer, principal sustainable building adviser and recognized Green Building professional, his credentials include:

  • Member, EcoDistrict Advisory Committee
  • Member, Environmental Committee European Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
  • Chairman, BEAM Plus Interiors Rating Tool Development Committee (2012-2014)
  • Chairman, BEAM Framework and Innovation Panel (2010-2012)
  • Member, Technical Review Panel
  • Member, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Working Group (2009)
  • Member, BEAM Plus Energy Working Group (2009)
  • Member, BEAM Water Aspects Committee (2010-2012)
  • Member, BEAM Faculty (2010-2012)
  • Member, HKGBC Founding Committee (2010)
  • Member, BEAM / HKGBC Joint Working Group (2010)
  • Member, BEAM Society Executive Committee (-2015)
  • Member, BEAM Assessor Committee (2010-2014)
  • Managing Director, Kelcroft E&M Limited, Building Services MEP Engineers
  • Managing Director, energyLAB Limited, Energy Saving Consultants
  • Director, Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies Limited
  • Director, BEAM Society Limited
John A. Herbert, green building professional consultant BEAM Hong Kong

Professional Membership

John also holds membership of related professional bodies including:

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Member, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Member, Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers (HKAEE)
  • Member, Sustainable Business Association


Occasionally John also conducts lectures for local universities, including HKUST, CU, and CityU on topics ranging from green building rating systems, water, and energy conservation.

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Left to right: HKSTP CEO Mr Anthony Tan presents to Mr John A. Herbert at InnoAsia 2011

In the Media

John A. Herbert is often quoted in the media, including:

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John A. Herbert (centre) speaking at Data Centre Conference 2007

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BEAM Society 2005 Left to Right: John A. Herbert, Kevin Edmunds, and Agnes Ng

Brief Biography

Mr John A. Herbert is an authority on sustainable energy efficiency engineering and is a frequent speaker at major international conferences for green building and energy efficiency. And he is frequently quoted in regional media for his key insights on the positioning of the Asian energy sector.

He is the founder and Managing Director of the built environment consultancy practice called Kelcroft E&M Limited based in Hong Kong and he was one of the first BEAM Professionals accredited in Hong Kong.

Mr Herbert is also the founding director of energyLAB limited, and the Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies (HAESCO).

He also sits on a number of industry related committees including BEAM (Hong Kong Green Building Rating System), BEAM Technical Committee, BEAM Water Use Panel, and in 2012 the Hong Kong Government Building Energy Efficiency Code committee.