August 2015

BEC Monthly Feature

17 September 2015: BEC Anniversary Dinner 2015

BEC will host its Anniversary Dinner on 17 September 2015 at JW Marriott Hong Kong.  The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region the Honorable C Y Leung would be the Guest of Honour and deliver a speech.

The Dinner is a major occasion for BEC members and guests to review BEC’s key initiatives in the past, preview the exciting opportunities ahead, and network with like-minded sustainability leaders.  It is expected that over 300 guests, including senior government officials, business executives, members and partners, will join this celebration. 

To avoid disappointment, please contact Ms. Jill Chow (T 2784 3942 | E to reserve your tables or tickets early.

BEC in the News

Financial commentator noted that sustainability indices reflected public expectation on sustainable development

Ms. Agnes Wu (胡孟青), a renowned financial commentator, noted that the increasing popularity of sustainability indices reflected rising public expectation on sustainable development. Ms. Wu mentioned BEC as an organisation initiated by the business sector in Hong Kong in promoting sustainable development.

Innovation and technology considered key to city growth

It was reported that BEC Board Director Ir Daniel Cheng had been elected as the new Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Ir Cheng remarked that it would be vital for Hong Kong to foster the growth of innovation and technology and connect the innovation and technology sector with traditional industries.

Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund set up

On 3 August 2015, the Environment Bureau announced the formal establishment of the Advisory Committee on Recycling Fund. Ir. Edward Chan, Chairperson of BEC Waste Management Advisory Group, is BEC’s representative in the Committee.

The Chief Executive announced in the 2014 Policy Address the establishment of a $1 billion Recycling Fund to promote the recovery and recycling of waste by assisting the recycling industry to upgrade its operational capabilities and efficiency for sustainable development.

BEC Upcoming Events

27 August 2015: BEC Leadership Networking Series

Mr. Alvin Chan of BELIMO Actuators Limited will share ways to improve the performance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (“HVAC”) systems, including the use of different Pressure Independent Control Valve (“PICV”) applications to control the flow of chilled water and reduce energy consumption of chiller plants. Through local and overseas case studies, Mr. Chan will illustrate how a well-designed PICV in a HVAC system could enhance energy efficiency and improve indoor environment.

For registration or enquiry, please contact Ms. Jill Chow (T. 2784 3942 | E.

4 September 2015: BEC Industry Visit to Hong Kong International Airport

BEC will organise an Industry Visit to Hong Kong International Airport (“HKIA”) on 4 September 2015. Participants will better understand HKIA’s work in carbon management and the most comprehensive food waste management programme in Hong Kong. Successful cases of energy saving, waste water management and waste recycling will also be introduced.

Please contact Ms. Amy Ma (T. 2784 3960 | E. for registration.

BEC Past Event

30 July 2015: BEC Leadership Networking Series

In July’s Leadership Networking Series, Mr. Rex Kan, Manager, Corporate Sustainability of Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited shared innovative solutions which successfully helped companies incorporate sustainability measures into their operations and projects. 

Through case studies, Dr. Benny Chow, Director of Sustainability of Aedas Ltd and Chairman of Industry Standards Committee of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, shared the business benefits of green buildings, such as increased sale prices, rental premiums, as well as enhanced well-being and productivity in green offices.


BEC Partnership Programme

BEC Low-carbon School – Eco Expo Asia 2015

Funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee, “BEC Low-carbon School – Eco Expo Asia 2015” commenced in July 2015 with the objective of raising awareness on environmental protection and sustainability, as well as promoting low carbon behaviour to secondary school students in Hong Kong. The programme comprises a series of activities, including Dialogue with Secretary for the Environment, guided tours during Eco Expo Asia 2015, Inter-school Low-carbon Living Micro-film Competition, winter fun fair and seminars.  

Please contact Ms. Joanne Chan (T. 2784 3975 | E. or Ms. Sze Yuen (T. 2784 3916 | E. if you would like to know more.


Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material/event do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Environment and Conservation Fund and Environmental Campaign Committee.

Services for BEC Members and Companies

Venue Hire at BEC Headquarters

To facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices, venues and facilities at BEC Headquarters are available for members and companies for organising events relating to environmental protection and sustainability. To know more about the rates and other details, please visit BEC website (/sites/default/files/enewsletter/20150528_JCEB_Hiring_Rate_Card.pdf) or contact BEC Events and Communications Team (T. 2784 3942 | E.

Green Technology Corner – Showcase at BEC Headquarters

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. Bonnie Ho (T. 2787 3951 | E. to secure the showcasing opportunity.

BEC IEE Training Courses

BEC Institute for Environmental Education ("BEC IEE") will organise various environmental training courses from August to October 2015 as follows:

Comprehensive Certificate Course for BEAM Plus on Indoor Environmental Quality (“IEQ”) 2015 (3 to 24 August 2015, every Monday and Wednesday) – As one of the BEAM Plus performance categories, IEQ encompasses the conditions inside a building and their effect on occupants. This intensive training course is jointly organised by ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter, BEAM Society Limited, BEC IEE, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society with the aim of sharing fundamental concepts, BEAM Plus requirements and practical information on industrial applications. This is a Mandatory CPD course for BEAM Pro and BEAM Affiliate.

Technical Seminar on ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Standard & Engagement in Energy Performance (26 August 2015) – Advanced building technologies and energy-efficient designs could boost energy efficiency of buildings significantly. This course, co-organised with ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter, will cover advanced energy-efficient building technologies, address the opportunities and challenges in meeting the requirements of new energy codes and “beyond code” programmes (e.g. LEED, Green Globes), and highlight the latest changes of ASHRAE Standard 90.1:2013.

Towards Sustainability – Sustainable Building Management (11 September 2015) – Effective sustainable property management practices are very important for maximising energy and water use efficiency in both new and existing buildings.  This course offers up-to-date information and best practices on sustainable building management.

The Application and Regulation of Environmental Impact Assessment (“EIA”) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (“SEA”) in Hong Kong (9 October 2015) –EIA is an essential process to ensure that environmental factors are considered in every stage of project planning and development. The EIA Ordinance provides the legal framework for applying the EIA process to designated projects in Hong Kong. With a higher level of public scrutiny and increasing use of judicial reviews to challenge the EIA process, what will be the future development of EIA? This 6-hour course aims to keep the business sector abreast of essential knowledge of EIA, SEA, and related statutory requirements in Hong Kong.

Visit BEC website now for outlines and schedules of BEC IEE courses. Please contact Dr. Veronica Chan (T. 2784 3937 | E. for registration and enquiry.

BEC Members Corner

APP increased availability of Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certified products

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (“APP”) has offered a greater range of Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (“PEFC”) certified products. Following the endorsement of the Indonesian Forestry Certification Cooperation (“IFCC”) by PEFC in October 2014, two plantations of APP’s suppliers recently received the first batch of IFCC-PEFC certification for sustainable forest management. Over 1,000,000 hectares of plantation are in the final stages of IFCC-PEFC certification.

Ms. Aida Greenbury, Managing Director, Sustainability of APP, noted an increasing demand for sustainable and certified products, as well as the company’s effort in developing IFCC and ensuring its alignment with globally recognised standards. Ms. Greenbury added that consumers could be assured that APP’s products were certified, traceable and could support sustainable forest management.

"BEC Members Corner" is dedicated to BEC members for the purpose of introducing their recent achievements, success stories, innovative ideas or solutions on environmental sustainability. Members are invited to provide us with an English write-up with about 100 words, which BEC will reserve the rights of editing and publishing. The submission deadline for the next E-newsletter is 24 July 2015 (Friday).

Please contact Ms. Joey Hui (T. 2784 3958 | E. if you are interested in contributing an article.

BEC Members Update

Please join us in welcoming the following new members:

General Members

Global Institute for Tomorrow Limited
Liang Ji Recycling Company
RHT Industries Limited

BEC Supporting Events

Date Event Organiser
24 August 2015

HKETA Symposium 2015 “M2M in IoT: Impacts and Opportunities”

Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association
12 September 2015

HKIS Annual Conference 2015 “Development for a Smarter World City: Hong Kong”

The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
22 - 23 September 2015

APAC Innovation Summit 2015 Series – Smart Cities

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

25 September 2015 BEAM Society Ltd 5th Anniversary Conference BEAM Society Limited
8 October 2015 4th BEAM Affiliate Training BEAM Society Limited
15 October 2015

Inaugural Zero Carbon Building Conference
“Decarbonising High-rise Buildings in Subtropical and High Density Cities”
Construction Industry Council and Zero Carbon Building
28 - 31 Oct 2015

Eco Expo Asia 2015

Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
29 – 30 October 2015 The WorldGBC Congress 2015 Hong Kong “Thinking Beyond: Pathway to Future Sustainable City Development” Construction Industry Council and Hong Kong Green Building Council
14 November 2015

Hong Kong Youth Environmental Summit 2015

Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy
16 November 2015 30th BEAM Pro Training & Examination BEAM Society Limited
3 – 5 December 2015

11th HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
5 December 2015 CEEAA 20th Anniversary Conference “Development vs Conservation: Is Engineering a Solution?” The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Civil and Environmental Engineering Alumni Association
2014 – 2015

"Let's Save 10L Water" Campaign

Water Supplies Department, Hong Kong SAR Government
2014 – 2015

HSBC Water Programme for Industrial Water Management

Hong Kong Productivity Council
2014 – 2015

HKSTP Soft-landing Programme for Technology

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
December 2015 - February 2016 2015-16 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale Foundation, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners, Hong Kong Designers Association, Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture Organising Committee
2015 – 2016 Environmental Education Creative Competition 2015 Graphic Arts Association of Hong Kong
2015 – 2016 The 6th Hong Kong Corporate Citizenship Program Hong Kong Productivity Council