Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

BEC E-newsletter (April 2017)
   

BEC News

BEC as a Public Collection Point for Used Computer & Communication Products

BEC has joined the Computer & Communication Products Recycling programme launched by Environment Protection Department and BEC Headquarters is now one of the designated collection points for used computers and parts.

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday to Friday 

Please click here or call Helpdesk Hotline: 5575 4068 for more details.

BEC Spoke at CONNECTION 2017 conference

Our Director of Green Building & IAQ, Ir CF Leung, shared how to integrate sustainability into businesses at Link REIT’s CONNECTION 2017 conference on 23 March 2017.

BEC Met with Big Waster at Hong Kong Rugby Sevens

BEC collaborated with Hong Kong Rugby Union, the Environmental Protection Department, and other organisations to launch this year’s Green Sevens Campaign which included a series of waste reduction and clean recycling initiatives at Hong Kong Stadium and Chater Garden. BEC rendered its support by providing consultation for developing green event guidelines and assisting community educational activities, successfully taking this year’s Green Sevens Campaign to the next level.

BEC Policy submission: Hong Kong 2030+

BEC has submitted a response to Hong Kong 2030+ with 5 key principles: 1) the development strategy should be aligned with HK’s climate goals; 2) HK should strive to be an exemplary liveable city; 3) HK should be a testbed for smart and innovative sustainable development approaches while cultivating human capital; 4) embodied carbon in construction should be addressed and minimised; 5) natural capital should be suitably valued and conserved. We would like to thank all BEC members who contributed to the development of this submission. Full version available at BEC Website.

BEC Policy submission: Marine Emissions Control

The Government is proposing to require marine vessels to use low-sulphur fuel when entering Hong Kong’s waters. This will align with the requirements of the PRD Domestic Emissions Control Area. BEC is supportive of this proposal and has submitted a response to Environmental Protection Department. Thank you to all BEC members who provided inputs to this submission. Full version available at BEC Website.

2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

BEC, as one of the organisers of the "2017 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence" (HKAEE), is now inviting local companies/ organisations to join this annual landmark event of Hong Kong's environmental sector. Application deadline for the HKAEE is 16 June 2017. For more details, please click here or contact us at T. 2784 3964 | E.hkaee@bec.org.hk.

BEC IEE Training Courses

BEAM Plus Familiarisation Training for Contractors (7th Intake) (11 & 10 May 2017) - This 6-hour course offers a comprehensive training which covers everything contractors need to know to manage their BEAM Plus responsibilities.  Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

Climate Change: an Introduction – Why is this important for your business? (12 & 26 May) – How much do you understand climate change and its impacts to your business? Do you want to ensure you are up to speed with the latest thinking on climate change and how your business can respond to it? This 2-session course will help you do this. BEC members who enroll before 1 May 2017 (Mon) will enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer for your friends who join the course together.

Towards Sustainability – Case Sharing on First Commercial Building to achieve BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum Rating (Existing Buildings) – BEC Headquarters (3rd Intake) (15 May 2017) –  Want to transform your existing building (EB) to a green building? This course will introduce some essential knowledge of planning and implementation for transforming an EB to a certified green building, and highlights the major amendments in the new version of BEAM Plus EB V2.0. BEC members will enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer if register before 10 May 2017.

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditing (4th Intake) (29 & 30 June, 2017) - This course provides the concepts of ISO 14001 and helps participants interpret the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015, to conduct a successful internal audit of an environmental management system and to produce audit findings. Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

For outlines and schedules of BEC IEE courses, please click here. For registration and enquiry, please contact BEC IEE (T. 2784 3900 | E. beciee@bec.org.hk).

BEC Upcoming Events

8 May: Low Carbon Hong Kong Report Launch

BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group is proud to launch the Low Carbon Hong Kong: Supporting Business to Set Targets report on 8 May 2017. This report aims to convey the importance of setting carbon reduction targets, to explain the extent of the change needed across a number of key Hong Kong sectors, and introduce the methodologies available for setting these targets. Join us at the Launch Event to find out more. For more details, please click here.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Cathy Lo (T. 2784 3922 | E. cathy@bec.org.hk). 

16 May: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017: Circular Economy: Towards a Resource Efficient Hong Kong – Managing Waste, Driving Growth

3 or more people register at the same time can enjoy up to 40% discount!

More and more global players see Circular Economy as essential for shaping a sustainable business model while driving growth for their businesses. This first-ever conference on Circular Economy by BEC will give you an overview of the concept and implications of Circular Economy. An event of the year that you can’t miss! For more details, please click here . 

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Cathy Lo (T. 2784 3922 | E. cathy@bec.org.hk).

1 & 9 June: CIRCULAB Discovery

Popular among major corporates in Europe, Circulab Discovery is a unique 90-min interactive fun-filled workshop that has proven to be effective in identifying opportunities and innovative ideas of circular economy within an organisation. It is now available in Hong Kong at BEC. Register NOW!

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Jill Chow (T. 2784 3942 | E. jill@bec.org.hk).

BEC Past Events

25 April: LNS - Ecotourism: how to make your travel sustainable?

Ecotourism is increasing in popularity as a global travel trend. We appreciated our distinguished speakers  sharing with BEC members and friends about Ecotourism in Hong Kong. It was definitely an insightful and valuable sharing!

Services for BEC Members

Not a BEC Member yet? Contact our Membership Team (T. 2784 3951 | E. membership@bec.org.hk) to know more about our membership scheme. You can also contact our membership team to explore potential speaking and sponsorship opportunities.

BEC Members Update

Please join us in welcoming our new Members:

Join Month – February 2017 – General Member

Present Present Premium Company Limited

Join Month – March 2017 – General Members

Institut De Artflor
RESET Carbon Limited
GCA Professional Services Group

Join Month – March 2017 – Affiliate Member

Hong Kong Baptist University

BEC Supporting Events

Date

Event

Organiser(s)

9 – 10 May 2017

IFMA’s Signature Conference: World Workplace Asia 2017 - Driving Facility Management

The Hong Kong Chapter of the International Facility Management Association

8 May, 11 & 12 May 2017

Certified Facility Manager® (CFM) Exam Prep Workshop and Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP) Overview Session

International Facility Management Association

11 May 2017

BEAM Education Programme 2017

BEAM Society Limited

2 June 2017

HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU) 2017

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

13 – 16 June 2017

第十五屆中國國際環保展覽會 - 香港館 (Chinese version only)

 

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

26 – 29 October 2017

Eco Expo Asia 2017

Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd


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