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Beam Plus Achievement in 2019:
The Upgraded Green Building Rating Tool and Scalable Green Building Certification

Since launch in 2010, BEAM Plus is Hong Kong’s leading initiative to offer independent assessments of building sustainability performance. Under the scheme, the buildings are assessed by BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and Certified by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). There are now over 1,300 registered BEAM Plus projects, covering a total gross floor area (GFA) of over 400,000,000 ft2. The government is a keen supporter of BEAM Plus, major new government buildings have to achieve Gold rating or above under BEAM Plus. Since 2014, the annual percentage of private sector projects joining BEAM Plus has reached nearly 50%.

Both organisations have been continuously developing and upgrading the rating tools, in order to meet the demands from the industry and enlarge adoption of green building certification in Hong Kong. In September 2019, the upgraded BEAM Plus New Buildings V2.0 was launched. It places more emphasis on health and wellbeing of building users, as well as includes a new assessment aspect named Integrated Design and Construction Management. The tool has also been re-designed to enhance adaptability, certainty and practicality of the assessment.

With a view to accelerating the transformation of existing buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Volume Certification has been launched in October 2019. By streamlining the assessment processes and providing fee discount for multiple-project registration, it enables property owners, developers and facility managers to assess the sustainability performance of multiple existing buildings in a faster and more economic manner. Since launch, nearly 100 properties have been registered for volume certification, and a number of property management companies will join hands with us to promote the initiative among their portfolio of buildings.

The annual BEAM Plus Certification Ceremony is held to honour project teams with exemplary performance in BEAM Plus assessment. The number of certified projects is growing year by year. This year we will be welcoming over 80 project teams whose projects have achieved Final Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze as well as Provisional Platinum ratings.

List of Beam Plus Certified Projects This Year


EXISTING BUILDINGS (EB) V1.2
Hysan Place
Kowloon City No. 1 and No. 2 Sewage Pumping Stations


EXISTING BUILDINGS (EB) V2.0

Hongkong Land’s commercial properties in Central, five projects have awarded Final Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0 Comprehensive Scheme

  1. Jardine House
  2. Cityplaza
  3. Alexandra House
  4. Hong Kong Pacific Centre
  5. Edinburgh Tower, Gloucester Tower, York House and Landmark Atrium
  6. Prince’s Building
  7. One, Two & Three Exchange Square and The Forum
  8. Tsim Sha Tsui Centre
  9. Empire Centre

EXISTING BUILDINGS (EB) V2.0 SELECTIVE SCHEME

  1. Sun Hung Kai Centre — Excellent (Energy Use Aspect)
  2. Gammon Technology Park — Excellent (Energy Use Aspect)
  3. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Wong Fung Ling Memorial Building — Excellent (Materials and Waste Aspect)
  4. Exchange Tower — Satisfactory (Management Aspect)

INTERIORS (BI) V1.0

M Moser Hong Kong Office achieved Platinum rating under BEAM Plus Interiors V1.0

  1. M Moser Hong Kong Office
  2. Shell Siu Lam Station
  3. Renovation Works of BIM Space and Office of the Construction Industry Council

NEW BUILDINGS (NB) V1.1

  1. Yuen Chau Kok Complex
  2. Maxim’s Centre
  3. FLEUR PAVILIA
  4. The Spectra
  5. Mount Pavilia
  6. VTC Halls of Residence (Tsing Yi)
  7. Capri
  8. School for Social Development for Girls at Choi Hing Road, Kwun Tong
  9. Hong Kong International School, Lower Primary School
  10. Park Ivy
  11. The Bloomsway
  12. The Wings IIIB / PopWalk
  13. AXA Southside
  14. PARK HILLCREST
  15. W668
  16. Composite Development at 97 Belcher’s Street
  17. Babington Hill

NEW BUILDINGS (NB) V1.2

  1. Tin Shui Wai Hospital
  2. Kingston International Centre
  3. Lin Tsui Estate
  4. Shek Chung Au Sewage Pumping Station
  5. Lee Garden Three
  6. Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (Chai Wan Campus)
  7. Water Supplies Department Tin Shui Wai Building
  8. Sha Tin Community Green Station
  9. Kwai Tsui Estate
  10. Harbour Area Treatment Scheme Stage 2A – New Main Pumping Station & Workshop Building
  11. South Island Place
  12. Lam Tsuen Valley Sewage Pumping Station No. 5 (Ma Po Mei)
  13. Lam Tsuen Valley Sewage Pumping Station No. 6 (Pak Ngau Shek)
  14. Lam Tsuen Valley Sewage Pumping Station No. 1 (She Shan Tsuen)
  15. Kowloon East Regional Headquarters and Operational Base cum Ngau Tau Kok Divisional Police Station
  16. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Fire Station Cum Ambulance Depot
  17. Design, Build and Operate San Wai Sewage Treatment Works -Phase 1 (DC/2013/10)
  18. Two Taikoo Place
  19. Black Point Power Station Unit D1 Project
  20. Proposed Residential Development at 11 Muk Tak Street
  21. Central Plaza Annex
  22. Queen’s Hill Substation
  23. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port – Passenger Clearance Building
  24. CUHK Medical Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories
  25. ONE HOMANTIN
  26. Savannah
  27. International Trade Tower
  28. Sheung Chui Court, Tsuen Wan
  29. Ching Chun Court, Tsing Yi
  30. Mei Pak Court, Sha Tin
  31. ARTISAN HUB
  32. Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Ma Kam Chan Memorial Primary School (Main Campus)
  33. The Luna
  34. BOHEMIAN HOUSE
  35. Chi Yun School and Po Leung Kuk Anita L. L. Chan (Centenary) School
  36. Mei Ying Court, Sha Tin
  37. Tsuen Wan Sports Centre
  38. Artisan House
  39. THE PAVILIA BAY
  40. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – C&ED Inbound Cargo Examination Building
  41. NAPA
  42. La Cresta
  43. Mantin Heights
  44. The Mediterranean
  45. We Go Mall
  46. No. 33 Des Voeux Road West
  47. 28 Aberdeen St.
  48. The Papillons
  49. Sha Tau Kok Chuen Ying Hoi House
  50. Park Mediterranean
  51. Mega Cube
  52. 420 Prince Edward Road West
  53. Hotel Purple
  54. Hotel Development at Inland Lot No. 9020