The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. Its mission is to lead market transformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducing green building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction and management standards for the building profession; and promoting green living to the people of Hong Kong.
Recognised and certified by the HKGBC, BEAM Plus is Hong Kong’s locally derived green building rating tool, offering a comprehensive set of performance criteria on a wide range of sustainability issues relating to the planning, design, construction, commissioning, fitting out, management, operation and maintenance of a building. By providing a fair and objective assessment of a building’s overall performance throughout its life cycle, BEAM Plus enables organisations and companies of all sizes to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable development. Besides being widely adopted in Hong Kong, BEAM Plus has extended reach to Macau and some key cities in Mainland China.
Starting from 2020, HKGBC has started to explore extending its sustainability rating scope to the infrastructure sector. It is anticipated that a rating tool for infrastructure would emerge in the near future.