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Sustainability

John A. Herbert
by John A. Herbert

Kelcroft's broad and experienced skill base offers you a comprehensive multi-disciplinary services, driving and supporting integrated scalable improvements in resource productivity in land, water, energy, materials, and waste.

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In 1999 the Hong Kong Government set out its key objectives for its future sustainable development strategy:

  • Social progress which recognized the needs of everyone
  • Effective protection of the environment
  • Prudent use of natural resources
  • Maintenance of high and stable levels of economic growth and employment

Strategic and Regulatory Advice

We are at the forefront in supporting the formulation of new regulations and revisions to planning and building control which are necessary to move from research to implementation of these objectives.

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Environmental Management

The success of every development is strongly influenced by its effect on the environment and the surrounding community.

Our expertise and advice ensures a project's realisation with a minimum of procedural delay. Our specialists investigate related environmental issues of due diligence and asset control in order to provide the right information on which to base key decisions. We assist throughout the development process by delivering environmental impact assessment as a practical management tool.


Project Implementation

Kelcroft is at the forefront of developing specifications and management strategies for delivering effective sustainable development in all sectors of the built environment with a particular focus on delivery.

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With the expertise to back this up, for example specifying energy, water and waste efficient techniques and equipment in buildings and infrastructure and the specialist analysis techniques to demonstrate the practical environmental performance. We also advise on the potential for gathering and using of all forms renewable energy.


Asset Management Operations

A key element for sustainable development is vision, an enabler, to extend, to seek further improvements in the performance of existing assets in a sustainable way.

Kelcroft is one of the leaders in advising on the operation and maintenance of infrastructure as well as being at the forefront of applying asset management IT systems for the effective knowledge based systems and energy control.

Brand Building

Buyer prefer sustainable, environmental sensitive organisations, having your brand built on sustainable principals helps to develop and support your brand.


The Built Environment

Our comprehensive property and facilities management services align sustainable building performance with organisational objectives, delivering improved profitability through optimised asset utilisation in all sectors.

For example specialist green building assessments, and recommend improvement strategies.

Kelcroft's early involvement adds value to the design process, influencing building form, function and operation, and helping to develop a holistic approach with the architect and other design team members.

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The sustainability requires a multi-faceted approach, reducing the environmental impact, providing sustainable buildings with lower embodied energy, and emitting as little carbon as possible.

Studies show that "green buildings" don't actually have to cost the earth, with an negligible increase of 1-2% above traditional methods. It is the perception of green building that needs to be overcome.

Sustainability need not be an expensive proposition, best value solutions that also have environmental sustainability benefits.


What Next......

Call Mr John A. Herbert in our Hong Kong office telephone: +(852)2335-9830 today


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