Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

BEC E-newsletter (July 2017)
   

BEC News

BEC “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and the Community” Programme Launch and Mini-Expo

BEC hosted the launch ceremony and mini-expo of the “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and the Community” Programme on 28 July 2017. Over 100 representatives from various industries attended the ceremony and shared their views on sustainable consumption with potential businesses partners. 

This programme, which comprises of a Guide, a website and a mobile application, aims to promote sustainable consumption and procurement practices in business sector and the wider community. It is an initiative that supports the Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Productionestablished by the United Nations in 2015.  

In addition to the platform, a Recognition Scheme has been launched to invite companies to participate as “Sustainable Consumption Enterprise” or “Sustainable Product Supplier”. For more details about the scheme, please click here.

For enquiries or details on the programme, please contact Ms Johnny Hui (T 2784 3957 | E suscon@bec.org.hk).

 

BEC’s Project on The Economics of Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment

BEC is now inviting companies to submit Buildings Energy Efficiency Improvement Success Stories for a project titled “The Economics of Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment – Developing the tools for making decisions on cost-effective solutions” which aims to support building owners and managers to develop a business case for investing in the energy efficiency of buildings. A guidebook will be developed to put together a series of case studies to showcase energy efficiency initiatives – from retrofits to optimisations – and their energy saving impacts. If your company has completed any buildings energy efficiency initiatives and would like to have them featured in the publication, please contact Jonathan Ho (T 2784 3956 | E jonathanho@bec.org.hk)
 

BEC Upcoming Events

2 Aug: Industry Visit to EMSD Headquarters & District Cooling System Plant

This Industry Visit will offer you an exclusive opportunity to visit two of the most significant energy-saving facilities in Hong Kong, the Headquarters Building of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and the District Cooling System at Kai Tak Development. For registration and enquiry, please contact Mr Beeno Wu (T. 2784 3960 | E. membership@bec.org.hk). 

 

9 Aug: “Maritime Emissions: Hong Kong’s Next Steps” Seminar

This seminar aims to share the latest update on marine emissions, and exchange views among the maritime community on how to improve Hong Kong’s air quality, as well as reduce carbon emissions. We welcome all parties, whether you are in the maritime community or not, to participate in this seminar and work collaboratively towards a low emission marine industry! For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Hathi Lau (T. 2784 3958 | E. hathilau@bec.org.hk). 

 

BEC Past Events

9 – 14 July: BEC Upcycling Creative Plant Arrangement Exhibition

This exhibition displayed creative plant arrangement art pieces made of discarded materials including glass, plastics, aluminium, wood and paper.

14 July: Industry Visit to Alliance’s Concrete Batching Plant

In this Industry Visit, participants visited the Alliance’s new mega concrete batching plant in Tsing Yi Island, a fully automated plant with maximum daily production capacity of 3,000m3.

 

BEC IEE Training Courses

Intensive Training Series on BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Management Aspects (24 & 31 Jul, 2, 7 & 14 Aug 2017) – Are you interested to know more about management of a green building? This course will walk you through the Management Aspects (MAN) – one of the assessment categories under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings.  This course is co-organised with HKGBC and is recognised as Mandatory CPD Seminar for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate. Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

Towards Sustainability Case Sharing on First Commercial Building to achieve BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum Rating (Existing Buildings) – BEC Headquarters (3rd Intake) (5 August 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 will highlight the major amendments in the new version of BEAM Plus EB V2.0. BEC members can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free course offer if register before 2 August 2017.

Technical Seminar on Latest Development of Building Energy Efficiency (11 August, 2017) – Do you know how to improve building operational efficiency? This course will share with you the latest guideline on Retro-Commissioning, cases of energy audit of different types of buildings and best practices for achieving effective energy management. BEC members who enroll before 4 August 2017 can enjoy  a buy-one-get-one-free course offer.

Technical Seminar on Latest Development of Air Purification Technologies (18 Aug 2017) – This seminar aims to share the latest development and application of air purification technologies. It is co-organised with HKGBC and is recognised as Mandatory CPD Seminar for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate. Discount offer is available for BEC Members. 

How to Write an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report? (2nd Intake) (4 Sep 2017) In order to help companies get started on their ESG reporting journey, this 3-hour course is designed for those interested in ESG/ sustainability to learn about the requirements of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, key steps involved in report preparation as well as current trends in reporting. Successful case studies will also be shared. 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).

 

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 Supported Events

Date

Event

Organiser(s)

August - November 2017

Science in Public Service

HKSAR Government bureaux/departments and other organizations

September 2017– October 2018

Tree Adoption Program

Conservation E3 Foundation

26 – 29 October 2017

Eco Expo Asia 2017

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

December 2017 to February 2018

2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (Hong Kong) - Call for Exhibitors and Registration for Briefing Session

The Hong Kong Institute of Architects

10-12 December 2018

Passive and Low Energy Architecture 2018 Conference

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

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