Improving Hong Kong’s Green Buildings looking forward by John A. Herbert

by John A. Herbert
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In the 2017 Policy Address by CE C.Y. Leung there is just hint that the present loophole that allows non-green buildings to obtain GFA concessions will be tightened. Continue reading

John. A Herbert attended World Green Building Council Congress 2015 Hong Kong

Kelcroft is patron sponsor for Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) so naturally our director Mr John A. Herbert, attended the World Green Building Council ( Congress 2015, this year held in Hong Kong.

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The bonus, this event was attended by member of the World GBC, members from around the planet joined the conference in Hong Kong, over the two day event. John A. Herbert met members from Malaysia GBC, Philippines GBC, Qatar GBC, Germany GBC, and South Africa’s GBC amongst others.

Herbert said “the 2015 congress was truly a global event, with fantastic speakers from different countries”.


Living City

Hong Kong has a public bicycle rental service too!


These photographs were taken in the (temporary) West Kowloon Cultural District area, there is a cycle path too. Unfortunately, you first need to register to obtain the necessary smart card to rent these bicycles.


BEAM 5th year Anniversary Dinner 25 September 2015 by John A. Herbert

BEAM Society Limited (BSL) celebrated its 5th year of incorporation with anniversary dinner on 25 Sept 2015 at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong. This celebration belies the real age of BEAM, which commenced in 1996, progressed from a committee, into the BEAM society, becoming incorporated as BEAM Society Limited in 2010, and the #greenbuilding movement has steadily grown every year. Perhaps needless to say, but Kelcroft was a table sponsor! with a fantastic group of green building enthusiasts to help support the evening.

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Our own director Mr John A. Herbert was honoured to receive a BEAM award, in fact our table had three award winners! with both Mr Michael Arnold, Mr Kevin Edmunds collecting honours.

John A Herbert, BEAM, 2015

And of course the group shot to end the festivities:

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BEC Chairman Mr John Chai presents carbon certificate to John A. Herbert at enviroseries conference on 18 May 2015

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BEC Chairman Mr John Chai presents carbon certificate to John A. Herbert at enviroseries conference on 18 May 2015.

BEAM Plus Interiors (BI) Summary ppt

An introduction to BEAM Plus Interiors (BI) by John A. Herbert

EXCEL Spreadsheet BI

Here a free excel credit summary for BEAM Plus Interiors BEAM PLUS Interiors Credit Summary excel format

BEAM Plus Interiors Seminar

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.

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Kelcroft’s John A. Herbert WSD lecture on Legionella

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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.

Relevant Links:
4 Jan 2012 –  Kelcroft’s director John A. Herbert interviewed for South China Morning Post news regarding Legionella