BEAM Plus, a comprehensive set of performance criteria for environmental sustainability covering different key areas, can drive the sustainable building performance, but also help the businesses to reduce operation costs in long term by resources and energy saving, with the adoption of a more energy-efficient, cost-effective sustainable building design and a holistic approach to sustainability.
With the growing significance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), BEAM Plus encourages organisations of all sizes across diverse sectors to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, enhance its SDG and ESG performance by adoption of green practices.
Improve Health and Well-being of the Users
Buildings are where all of us spend most of day living or staying. As such, health and well-being are closely interlinked with the environmental quality of the buildings. BEAM Plus creates a safer and healthier built environment that guarantees building quality and accelerates sustainability transformation in the built environment, and most importantly, safeguards the health and well-being of everyone in the community.
Minimise Environmental Impacts
At present, buildings account for 90% of electricity used in Hong Kong, generating over 60% of Hong Kong’s carbon emissions. Therefore, improving energy efficiency of buildings is imperative. Since a qualified BEAM building shall meet the comprehensive criteria of BEAM Plus with different green features, efficient systems and equipment, its energy efficiency can be optimised and operational energy consumption of the building can be reduced, which contribute to a greener and low-carbon community.