Green Building Consultant
John A Herbert | Director
The future environmental impact of today’s products, services
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.
Kelcroft is corporate member of Hong Kong BEAM
(Hong Kong's Building Environmental Assessment Method) and Hong Kong Green
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.
During the process of design critical decisions that impact
the operation of buildings for their entire lifespan are often made
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
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
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 usage
- Sustainable design
- Site management
- Passive solar
- Renewable energy generation
- Energy Efficiency
- Resource Efficiency
- Water efficiency
- E&M Engineering
- Natural light and daylight
- Indoor air quality and health
- Water treatment
BEAM ProfessionalEngage a BEAM professional and earn one credit point under BEAM PLUS assessment. Our director John Herbert is a BEAM PRO....... learn more
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