FAQ - NB v2.0

Integrated Design and Construction Management

IDCM 3 Integrated Design Process

#129. IDCM 3c, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, what is the definition of "maintenance workshop for facility management”?
Maintenance workshop for facility management shall refer to a room designated for carrying out maintenance activities and repairing works. The maintenance workshop shall be equipped with worktable, repairing tools and any other equipment / facilities for fulfilling the function of the space. 

(Released on 1 September 2021)

IDCM 7 Measures to Reduce Site Emissions

#130. IDCM 7a & IDCM 7b, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, If the project assessment boundary is only a part of a designated project listed in the EIA Ordinance, could the Applicant submit the EM&A Reports of the designated project for BEAM Plus Assessment?
Yes. The Applicant should highlight the relevant environmental monitoring data in the EM&A Reports that are related to the project assessment area to demonstrate compliance. 

(Released on 1 September 2021)



Sustainable Site

SS 3 Building Design for Sustainable Urbanism

#132. SS 3b, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, could project with no cultural heritage confirmed by the Antiquities Advisory Board (AAB) within or in the vicinity of the project site attempt this Bonus credit?
Yes. The Applicant should provide justification of the existence of potential heritage site/ structure/ feature/ building within or in the vicinity of the project site and provide supporting documents (e.g. the latest record by AMO’s advice on the heritage value of the site/ structure/ feature/ building, heritage impact assessment report, photos, etc.) to demonstrate that a heritage impact assessment mechanism in accordance with Development Bureau’s Technical Circular (Works) No. 6/2009 "Heritage Impact Assessment Mechanism for Capital Works Projects” and its recommendations have been implemented. 

(Released on 1 September 2021)

SS 8 Urban Heat Island Mitigation

#49. SS 8c, SS 8d & SS 9, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, What kind of software is acceptable for the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study?
Recognised CFD software such as CFX, FLUENT, PHOENICS and Star-CCM+ can be used for the study. The software validation report from the software developer can be exempted from the assessment of these credits if any of the software listed above is applied. The Technical Review Committee will review and update the list of CFD software with exemption of software validation report from time to time. 

(Released on 13 May 2021)

SS 9 Immediate Neighbourhood Wind Environment

#49. SS 8c, SS 8d & SS 9, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, What kind of software is acceptable for the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study?
Recognised CFD software such as CFX, FLUENT, PHOENICS and Star-CCM+ can be used for the study. The software validation report from the software developer can be exempted from the assessment of these credits if any of the software listed above is applied. The Technical Review Committee will review and update the list of CFD software with exemption of software validation report from time to time. 

(Released on 13 May 2021)



Materials and Waste

MW 2 Modular and Standardised Design

#131. MW 2 and MW 9, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, how the amount of building elements shall be counted if "surface area” is adopted as the assessment unit?
If "surface area” is adopted as the assessment unit in MW 2 and MW 9, only the areas of the element that are exposed to air (i.e. excluding those concealed areas) shall be counted. 

(Released on 1 September 2021)

MW 9 Use of Green Products

#131. MW 2 and MW 9, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0, how the amount of building elements shall be counted if "surface area” is adopted as the assessment unit?
If "surface area” is adopted as the assessment unit in MW 2 and MW 9, only the areas of the element that are exposed to air (i.e. excluding those concealed areas) shall be counted. 

(Released on 1 September 2021)



Water Use

WU 6 Cooling Tower Water

#134. WU 6, For BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 2.0 / WU 3, For BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 Comprehensive Scheme, is there any parameter other than dissolved solids that can be applied for the calculation of cycles of concentration?
Yes. Besides using the ratio between the concentration of dissolved solids in the cooling tower water and the make-up water, the ratio between the conductivity of the cooling tower water and the make-up water is also acceptable.

(Released on 1 September 2021)