The new scheme of BEAM Professionals (BEAM Pro) Specialty Training and Examination has been launched. Effective from 1 January 2017, green building practitioners who aim at gaining the professional BEAM Pro accreditation could opt into any of the elective training courses, namely, New Buildings (NB), Existing Buildings (EB), Interiors (BI) and Neighborhood (ND).
Over 1,000 registered BEAM Plus Projects under BEAM Plus New Buildings, Existing Buildings and Interiors Assessment Schemes have been recorded as of 31 August 2017.
Launch of the new BEAM Plus assessment tool – BEAM Plus Interiors – an integrated assessment tool for non-domestic, normally-occupied spaces within buildings. This new tool broadens the scope of existing assessment tools by including fit-out, renovation and refurbishment works for offices, shops, hotel rooms and function rooms, restaurants, educational facilities and institutional facilities, such as hospitals.
Launch of the enhanced version of the BEAM Plus assessment method for green buildings: BEAM Plus Version 1.2 for New Buildings and Existing Buildings. This enhanced version addressed some of the issues raised in the report ‘Roadmap for Green Building Labelling Systems in Hong Kong’, and reflected the aspiration of stakeholders for passive design. It also included a number of minor amendments to the earlier version.
BEAM Society Limited (BSL) was founded.
Launch of two new assessment tools: BEAM Plus Version 1.1 for New Buildings, and BEAM Plus Existing Buildings.
New launch of the BEAM Professional Training and Examination Programme.
The Executive Committee adopted new organisational structure and working committees.
As an industry leader, BEAM Society collaborated with a number of other key Organisations, namely the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Business Environment Council (BEC) and Professional Green Building Council (PGBC), to establish the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). Drawing on this rich legacy of expertise, the HKGBC was founded to lead Hong Kong’s market transformation into a sustainable built environment by guiding the development of industry standards, best practices, education, and research.