Kelcroft featured in World Green Building Week 2012 by John A. Herbert

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.

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New HKGBC Faculty

John A Herbert joins HKGBC faculty 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:

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To join the HKGBC Faculty visit the HKGBC website


BEAM Interiors

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BEAM Interiors rating tool for green offices Hong Kong

Hong Kong BEAM Interiors is a green building rating tool for offices, similar to LEED CI, its designed to encourage sustainable thinking at the office scale. It comprises 75 best practice criteria, and BEAM users will be familiar with the six categories:

  1. Site Aspects – 15 credits
  2. Material Aspects – 16 credits
  3. Energy Use – 25 credits
  4. Water Use – 8 credits
  5. Indoor Environmental Quality – 31 credits
  6. Innovation

Like the BEAM (formerly HK-BEAM) family of tools, it’s also independently assessed to ensure that the delivered product meets client expectations.

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Credits cover aspects of the office environment under the tenant or owners control within the building. If your office is located in a BEAM certified building (with a valid certificate) with BEAM Interiors five credits are awarded.

Kelcroft’s expertise help building owners reap the benefits of greener buildings, including higher occupancy, higher rents, less absenteeism, coupled with lower use of resources.

Competitive Advantage

Leverage your green office credentials to your clients and customers, buyers surveys show us customers they prefer to buy from firms with environmental credentials and the first place to start is Greening your office.


UPDATE: BEAM Plus Interiors 2013 was launched August 2010.


Green building consultant Hong Kong, Kelcroft, John Herbert, Hong Kong BEAM

Hidden in the depths of the BEAM Society ( website is the BEAM PLUS Frequently Answered Questions, BEAM FAQ, but if you are impatient like me, here is a link straight to the  webpage link

update: The BEAM society website was updated, the FAQ link 

Kelcroft at EcoExpoAsia 2011

Our director John Herbert was honoured to speak at the green building forum, a part of the EcoExpoAsia 2011 conference here in Hong Kong.

John A. Herbert, green building consultant, Hong Kong, lecturer

The seminar focused on Green Building, with Herbert presenting “green building planning”. A member of the Hong Kong BEAM Faculty and a BEAM Professional Herbert is uniquely placed to share the need for better green building planning in Asia.

John A. Herbert, green building consultant, Hong Kong accepting certificate

Herbert offer the audience his top five issues that need to be address to get green building planning  on track:

  1. Integration
  2. Charrette
  3. Certification
  4. Fee Scales
  5. Future Proofing

John A. Herbert, green building consultant, Hong Kong

Here is a link to view the slide deck: Green building Planning by John A HERBERT, KELCROFT