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Green Building Consultant

John A Herbert | Director

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The future environmental impact of today’s products, services and infrastructure is determined at the design stage. The green building design decisions shape the building, its material, energy required to make them, the ways we operate them, and what happens to them when we no longer need them.  Design has an enormous impact on resource efficiency, and it critical contribution in the continuing transition towards sustainability.

We are faced with increased energy and environmental regulations, a financial crisis, and pressure for change from customers and the general public - building owners have found sustainable building benefits their business. Don't be mislead, building green does not mean sacrifice, it means building smarter, it means lowering the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for the property whilst simultaneously minimising the impact upon the climate and our environment.

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Kelcroft is corporate member of Hong Kong BEAM (Hong Kong's Building Environmental Assessment Method) and Hong Kong Green Building Council.


Sustainability

No matter how hard we try to ignore it, nobody escape the damage human activity has caused to our environment. Everyday a new story of disaster unfolds - building sustainable means tackling the challenges head on today!

Indeed because of the increased awareness and continuing spread of green building, there may come a time, when green building is the norm.

Sustainable Development, and therefore green building relies upon three principles, Social, Economic and Environment, and planned developments need to weigh each factor equally. Very often literature and media will cite the need for balance, this is plainly incorrect, if we are to succeed with social needs, economic needs cannot out weigh environmental needs.


Milestones

During the process of design critical decisions that impact the operation of buildings for their entire lifespan are often made very early in design, and often long before the end user, owner or operator are known. It is important to understand, and appreciate this subtlety because retrofitting an existing occupied building is challenging, so much so that upgrades are never carried out.

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Consider a conservative estimate of a building with a 30 year lifespan, the construction cost is only 2% of the total cost of ownership and it becomes apparent that those initial decisions are important milestones.


Green for Profit

Building green creates more comfortable and profitable solution for your business. Who would not want a healthier, high quality, more durable, efficient building? Building green delivers long term savings, a with lower environment impact, and reduces waste.

A healthier built environment means a more productive space for your staff to flourish. Kelcroft's green building consultant services covers all the aspects of green building including:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Passive solar heating
  • Site
  • site usage
  • Sustainable design
  • Site management
  • Passive solar
  • Renewable energy generation
  • Resources
  • Building
  • Materials
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • E&M Engineering
  • Natural light and daylight
  • Indoor air quality and health
  • Water treatment


BEAM Professional

Engage a BEAM professional and earn one credit point under BEAM PLUS assessment. Our director John Herbert is a BEAM PRO....... learn more


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To summarize Kelcroft is a member the key bodies including Hong Kong BEAM Society, Hong Kong Green Building Council, and US Green Building Council. 

We are here to help you plan, develop, build smart, sustainable and greener buildings and facilities - don't hesitate to contact us for free telephone consultation, we are here to discuss your requirements - Call us today tel +(852) 2335 9830 

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