Green Building Consultant
John A Herbert | Director | Kelcroft
It’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.
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.
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.
So building improvements are an obvious target for energy efficiency and resource improvement.
sooner rather than later
- John A.Herbert
Benefits of Green BuildingWe 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
* Reduce operating costs
* Enhance asset value and profits
* Improve employee productivity and satisfaction
* Optimize life-cycle economic performance
* Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments
* Enhance occupant comfort and health
* Minimize strain on local infrastructure
* Contribute to overall quality of life
helps advise stakeholders to help create
healthier, energy efficient and
environment, and for businesses that want to stay in business........BEAM
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.
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
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:
- BEAM is the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method, also used in China
- LEED (USA)
- BREEAM (UK)
- 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.
Green Building StrategyHere 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
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
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 BuildingsClick here to learn more about High performance buildings
Building AuditsClick 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.
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.