Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

BEC E-newsletter (November 2016)
   

BEC Monthly Feature

BEC Film Special Screening – “BEFORE THE FLOOD”

BEC joined hand with National Geographic Channel and hosted a private screening of the documentary "Before the Flood" in November. The movie presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. Mr. Eric Chong, Chairman of the Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group also led a discussion with the participants following the screening and exchanged views on the topics how we can spread the message about climate change and how to reduce footprint in our daily life.

 

BEC Upcoming Events

2 December :  BEC Industry Visit to Green Bus Manufacturer

Through visiting Green Mobility Innovations Ltd (GMI) – a local R&D and manufacturer of green cars, participants will have a closer look at the 100% made-in Hong Kong electric buses that every of us may take in our daily life. Participants can also explore the peripheral components and accessories developed by GMI such as charger and battery management system, and motor and control system.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Jeanne Chan (T. 2784 3924 | E. jeannechan@bec.org.hk).

13 December : Post-COP 22 Event

A joint event with Civic Exchange will be held to explore the outcome of the latest round of international negotiations following the ground-breaking Paris Agreement at COP 21 last year. Details of the event will be announced soon.

15 December : Seasonal Cocktail

An occasion for celebrating the festival and New Year ahead with our BEC friends, the BEC Seasonal Cocktail is an opportunity thank all our members and partners in the Government, business sector and the broader community – whose support has contributed greatly towards the fruitful endeavours of BEC in promoting environmental sustainability during this year.

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

13 January : Green Building Awardees Sharing Luncheon

This luncheon provides companies with an insight and introduction to the requirement of Green Building. Participants will know about the trend, economic and social benefits, challenges, some of the available green technologies, facility and management practices through the case sharing from Business Environment Council (BEC) and Towngas. A Building Tour of BEC Headquarters will also be arranged following the luncheon for interested parties.

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

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017 – Circular Economy: Towards a Resource Efficient Hong Kong

The upcoming BEC EnviroSeries Conference will bring together thought leaders, senior executives and policy experts from the government and business sectors to examine opportunities, strategies, innovative technologies and collaborative initiatives in promoting circular economy. The conference aims to inspire our audiences to optimize the utilization of assets by adopting the circular business model for enhancing not only business performance, but also the competitiveness and economic growth for Hong Kong.

For sponsorship opportunities and details, please contact Ms Janice Cheung (T. 2784 3968 | E. janicecheung@bec.org.hk) or Ms Joey Hui (T. 2784 3958 | E. joey@bec.org.hk).

 

BEC Partnership Programme

“Towngas Green and Healthy Cooking” Training and Microfilm Competition

With the support from Towngas, this year’s BEC Low Carbon School Microfilm Competition focuses on “green and healthy cooking”, aiming to enhance public awareness towards leading low-carbon healthy life. Teams from secondary schools are invited to submit 5-minute films under the theme to take part in the competition by early January next year.

To better prepare the students for the competition, a cooking class was conducted by Pauline Wong from Towngas Cooking Centre on 5 November morning.  After having demonstrated to 15 students and a teacher cooking of healthy cuisines, such as assorted vegetables soup, potato pancake, zoodles with peppers and chicken fillets, and bread pudding, Ms Wong guided the students to try on cooking the simpler dishes. Earlier in October, a 6-hour videography class was also arranged for over 50 students from 11 schools. The class helped equip them with the know-how for producing a creative microfilm to promote low-carbon and healthy lifestyle.

For further information or enquiries, please contact Ms Christy Leung (T. 2784 3941 | E. christy@bec.org.hk).

 

BEC IEE Training Courses

BEC Institute for Environmental Education ("BEC IEE") will organise various environmental training courses during December 2016 to January 2017 as follows:

How to Write an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report?  (2nd Intake) (2 December 2016) – 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.

Towards Sustainability – Case Sharing on First Commercial Building to achieve BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum Rating (Existing Buildings) – BEC Headquarters (3rd Intake) (9 December 2016) –  BEC Headquarters is the first commercial building in Hong Kong achieving the Platinum Rating of Provisional Assessment under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings ‘EB’ (V1.2). This course introduces some essential knowledge of design, planning and implementation for transforming an existing building to a certified green building.

Half-day training for Sustainability and Procurement Professionals in the Construction and Property Development Sectors Managing your Procurement and Supply Chain (13 December 2016)  –  Following on BEC’s recent workshop and training on sustainable procurement and supply chains management, this interactive training session will make use of real world examples to introduce sustainable supply chain management best practices and material standards. It will also include an introduction to ISO20400 – the global standard on sustainable procurement which will be published in early 2017.

Indoor Air Quality (“IAQ”) Management & Improvement (5th Intake) (23 January 2017) – The course covers an overview of IAQ, different chemical and biological components that affect IAQ, as well as effective ways to manage and improve IAQ. In the interest of promoting awareness of IAQ, BEC members who enroll before 9 January 2017 (Mon) can enjoy buy-one- get-one-free course offer for their staff members who join the course together.

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

 

BEC Past Events

15 November : Roadside Emissions – Tax & Incentive Policy Workshop

This half-day round-table discussion brought together BEC’s Roadside Emissions Taskforce members, BEC members and the government officials – Ms Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment, Mrs Alice Cheung, Environmental Protection Department Deputy Director and Mr WC Mok, Environmental Protection Department Assistant Director to discuss the use of tax waivers and other incentives to improve air quality and reduce transport-related emissions, with a particular focus on post-March 2017 position on First Registration Tax. 

 

BEC Members  Corner

“Building our Shared Future” – Airport Authority Hong Kong’s New Sustainability Report 

Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AAHK”) has released its Sustainability Report 2015/16 entitled “Building Our Shared Future”, which covers its sustainability commitments, performance and management approach in the fiscal year 2015/16.

The report is divided into two main parts: the ‘Big Picture’ summarises AAHK’s approach, key achievements and initiatives; and the five ‘Thematic Areas’ detail AAHK’s efforts in managing various sustainability issues in the areas of airport growth, economic contribution, people and community, operational excellence, and the environment.

In preparing the report, AAHK engaged extensively with its key stakeholders to listen to their views. The report is framed as a response to the most significant issues raised. It presents the views of both internal and external stakeholders, providing a wider perspective on various sustainability issues and initiatives:

·              Our colleagues' views on sustainability (pages 12 to 13)
·              Addressing labour challenges (pages 31 to 33)
·              Engaging with young people (pages 34 to 37)
·              Developing our talent pool (pages 48 to 51)
·              Environmental management (page 68) and green office programme (page 79)

The report is available at http://www.hongkongairport.com/eng/sustainability_report/index.html

Neonlite Electronic & Lighting (HK) Ltd participated in Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2016 

Neonlite Electronic & Lighting (HK) Ltd, the brand owner of MEGAMAN®, participated the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2016 (Autumn Edition) in October with an inspiring range of innovative LED lighting solutions. To echo with the theme “Goes Beyond Lighting”, MEGAMAN® has three featured zones this year – INGENIUM® Smart Lighting, Retail Lighting and TECOH® LED Components – advanced smart control technology and an extensive range of energy-efficient LED lamps, luminaires, light engines and modules had been showcased. All received positive impact from industry players and publicity.   

Please click here to review MEGAMAN® innovative and eco-friendly lighting solutions showcased at the fair and how you can make life greener, better and smarter. 

 

Services for BEC Members and Companies

Venue Hire at BEC Headquarters

To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices, BEC provides venues and facilities at BEC Headquarters to members and companies for organising events related to environmental protection and sustainability. To find out more about the venues, please refer to the rate card or contact BEC Events and Communications Team (T. 2784 3942 | E. venue@bec.org.hk).

Opportunity to Showcase Green Technologies

The Green Technology Corner at BEC Headquarters offers opportunities for members to showcase their green technologies and products to business leaders and sustainability professionals. Please contact Ms Jeanne Chan (T. 2787 3924 | E. jeannechan@bec.org.hk) to secure the showcase opportunity.

 

BEC Members Update

Please join us in welcoming our new members:

Corporate Member

JCS Waste Management Co., Ltd

General Members

IQ Energy Limited
Lee Kee Group Limited

 

BEC Supporting Events

Date Event Organiser
1 December 2015 – 28 February 2017 Smart City Campaign Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
6 December 2016

The 7th Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance

Building Services Operation, Maintenance Executives Society
7 – 10 December 2016

Certified Energy Manager (CEM) - Program for Professional Certification

The Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers

 

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