Green Building Consultant
John A Herbert | Director | Kelcroft
It easy to imagine the perfect green building, actually building it can be a
lot more difficult. Every decision you make has an impact on your wallet and
the world around you. That's why making wise choices is important.
Building sustainably has to be carefully planned, commercial and residential buildings are in focus because the energy consumption both in construction, and more particularly operation is directly linked with the production of greenhouse gases.
Increasing the energy efficiency of your building through better sustainable design, retro-fitting and active management is more important than ever before especially since two thirds of people would rather deal with a low carbon company.
Hong Kong buildings account for about sixty five percent (65%) of the Hong
Kong's carbon footprint, and consume ninety percent (90%) of all
the electricity generated, and that is not sustainable.
There is absolutely positively no excuse for non-green facilities old or new
In China, the building industry resource consumption is rising rapidily
with the growth of the vast economy.
So building improvements are an obvious target for energy efficiency and resource improvement.
building green will be the norm
sooner rather than later
- John A.Herbert
Benefits of Green Building
We face a silent crisis, we burn finite resources faster than
the planet can sustain, add to that, pressure for change from
customers, and the general public this environmental
tsunami threatens every day.
Under the direction of Mr John A. Herbert, a BEAM Professional, and member of the HKGBC faculty, Kelcroft advise clients regarding
- Green Building Rating System BEAM
- Sustainability Assessments
- Green Building Rating Systems
a BEAM Professional on the design team earns one credit point under the BEAM NB and BEAM EB
Lower Environmental Impacts:
Enjoy the Economic benefits:
* Reduce operating costs
* Enhance asset value and profits
* Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
* Optimize life-cycle economic performance
Occupant Health Benefits:
* Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
* Enhance occupant comfort and health
* Minimize strain on local infrastructure
* Contribute to overall quality of life
Kelcroft helps advise stakeholders to help create
healthier, energy efficient and more livable
environment, and for businesses that want to stay in
business........BEAM PLUS consultant
Don't be mislead by the media - "greening" or greener does not mean sacrifice! It is a smart strategy, it lowers the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) year after year. It is the only real insurance against the future increasing costs, helping to futureproof your business and investments against the forthcoming resource shortages.
"Even in tough times, and perhaps particularly in tough times customers will demand more in terms of efficiency, quality and productivity. A built environment that is sustainable economically, socially, and environmentally is the only one worth investing in now."
Mr Paul King
Chief Executive, UK Green Building Council
Kelcroft advises architects, engineers, and building owners helping develop high performance low demand buildings,
in a sustainable way today.
Green Building Labels
Building owners and developers find green building labels valuable as an independently
certified green credential, it is especially useful to attract and retain high value
Different countries use different green building labeling systems:
- BEAM (Hong Kong)
- LEED (USA)
- Green Mark (Singapore)
- Green Star (Australia)
- Green Globe (Canada)
Whilst each green building rating tool is different, each has the
same underlying goal, to provide a benchmark for sustainable and
environmentally aware building - the resultant buildings that are lower
cost because Kelcroft uses the integrated design approach.
Here is a link to a Kelcroft article
regarding green roof construction.
Green Building Strategy
Here is a link to a Kelcroft
page regarding green building strategy.
Overflowing landfills, higher energy costs, and the increasing cost of pollution are some of the
factors that continue to drive business costs higher but it does not need to be that way. Smarter
high performance buildings coupled with greener business practices lower your business costs.
Kelcroft helps improve your environmental yield using tried and test techniques. Call us today
Tel +(852) 2335 9830 if you have questions about your greening consultants.
Industry and manufacturing faces the same challenge, our energy and process experts take a fresh
view of your process, the energy view, helping lower those all important production costs.
This is not a sigma six exercise, were are energy focused, conducted by professionals backed up with years of engineering experience in Hong Kong, China, and Asia.
Call us today Tel +(852) 2335 9830 if you have questions about your greening production or manufacturing operation.
Green Corporate Interiors (CI)
Green building rating tools developed from certifying whole
buildings to handling individual offices. BEAM PLUS Interiors provide a means
to build sustainable, efficient and healthy office accommodation within
a building. You dont need a certificate to build green.
However for the owner it provides evidence that your designers create a sustainable environment for your business.....click here to learn more about green corporate interiors
High Performance Buildings
Click here to learn more about High performance buildings
Click here to learn more about building audits
Why build Green?
Green building provides high quality, more durable, efficient,
environmentally sensible buildings. Building green helps reduce excess, and waste creating a
sustainable, efficient, high performance building. It could also keep your business
viable, as old inefficient plants are forced to close.
We plan, design and build sustainably, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. Call us today tel +(852) 2335 9830 to learn about the benefits of engaging Kelcroft's green building consultant services.