Principal - John A. Herbert

John A. Herbert, John Herbert, John, Herbert, Herbert John, Kelcroft Hong Kong

Mr John A. Herbert is the principal and founder of Kelcroft E&M Limited - a multi-discipline built environment consultancy headquartered in Hong Kong SAR.

He has more than twenty four years international construction industry consulting experience, the last twelve years as an independent consultant. Educated in the United Kingdom, and a Hong Kong permanent resident he has a passion for engineering, and problem solving. His dedication, professionalism, and thoroughness is evidenced with an unrivaled litigation free track record.

He manages construction projects both large and small, with experience in healthcare, data centres, residential, institutional, industrial, fitting out, and commercial sectors executed across three continents.

A pioneer, he develops creative and innovative solutions for complex engineering problems helping organisations achieve their objectives and goals.

Areas of specialist expertise include:

  • green built environment
  • energy usage, modelling and energy efficiency
  • mission critical environments, and data centres
  • Legionnaires disease risk prevention
  • renewable energy
  • law of contract
  • Computational Flow Dynamics (CFD)

John Herbert is often invited to present at international conferences, in the last year he has been invited to speak at conferences and seminars across Asia.

Speaking Engagements

John A Herbert

September 2008 - John presented at Building energy efficiency at the first HAESCO energy effiicency event in Hong Kong.

John A Herbert, John Herbert, Hong Kong,China, Asia

June 2008 - John presented at Climate Change Conference (above photograph) in Hong Kong.

August 2007- John was an expert panelist at the Managing Data Centres Conference organised by RFP

May 2006 - John was an expert energy at the Building Services Professional Energy efficiency seminar held in the Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong.

Current Positions

Chairperson and member of Executive committee of Hong Kong Sustainable Development Forum (HKSDF)

Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Hong Kong Association of Energy Services Companies (HAESCO)

Executive Committee Member of the BEAM Society (owner and operator of BEAM, Hong Kong Green Building rating system)

Member of Hong Kong Green Building Council steering Committee

Member of Advisory board for China Power, Oil and Gas Conference in 2007 and 2008, organised by Penwell Corporation.

Member of the IPPF (Independent Power Producers Forum). advisory council.

Member of Judging panel for International Urban Planning and Design Competition held in November 2007

Member of US Green Building Council


Experience Record

year firm position
to present Kelcroft E&M Limited

Built environment consultant

Founder, CEO
1994-1998 M&E Consulting Engineers Founder &  Technical Director
1993-1994 R. W Gregory (Far East)

Consulting Engineers

Senior Project Engineer
1989-1993 R. W. Gregory & Partners (UK)

Consulting Engineers

Project Engineer
1986-1989 Mid Glamorgan County Council

Land and Buildings Dept.

1980-1986 McCann & Partners

Consulting Engineers

Trainee Engineer