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Green Building Consultant

John A Herbert | Director | Kelcroft

green building consultantIt’s 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.green building

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.

BEAM PLUS green building

Presently, Hong Kong buildings account for sixty five percent (65%) of the Hong Kong's carbon footprint, and consume eighty nine percent (89%) of all the electricity generated - and that is not sustainable.

There is absolutely positively no excuse for non-green facilities—old or new 

- Tom Peters 

In China, the building industry resource consumption is rising rapidily with the growth of the vast economy.

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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



Building Green

South China Morning Post Green Report (Supplement) Interview with Director John Herbert 29 May 2009 (PDF, 1MB)

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 BEAM faculty Kelcroft advise clients

> Green Building Rating System Assessments
> Sustainability Assessments
> Green Building Rating Systems


**Having a BEAM Professional on the design team earns one credit point under the BEAM NB and BEAM EB assessment system.


Lower Environmental Impacts:

    * Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity
    * Improve air and water quality
    * Reduce solid waste
    * Conserve natural resources

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 tenants.

Different countries use different green building labeling systems:

  1. BEAM is the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method, also used in China
  2. LEED (USA) 
  3. BREEAM (UK) 
  4. Green Mark (Singapore)
  5. Green Star (Australia)
  6. 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.


Green Roof

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.


Greener Business

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.


Greener Industry

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 operations.


Corporate Interiors (CI)

Green building rating tools developed from certifying whole buildings to handling individual offices. LEED CI and BEAM interiors (to be released in 2009) 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



Building Audits

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.


What next?

Kelcroft is a member of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, the Hong Kong BEAM Society, and US Green Building Council.

We help 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.

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