May 2012

BEC News

Dedicated Website on BEC Transformation Project Launched!

To share more updated information about the transformation project of BEC headquarters in Jockey Club Environmental Building, Kowloon Tong, a project website has just launched. Please view for information of the project.

BEC Partnership Programmes

HSBC Living Business Awards 2012 – Promoting Supply Chain Sustainability

The HSBC Living Business Awards, since its launch in 2004, has been encouraging and recognising local small and medium enterprises to incorporate socially and environmentally sustainable practices into their business operations.

BEC would like to invite its members to participate in this meaningful programme by nominating their suppliers and contractors (with no more than 250 full-time employees in Hong Kong) for the Awards. Being a Corporate Nominator, your company not only can showcase your leadership in corporate sustainability, but also create a more sustainable supply chain by working together with your suppliers and contractors.

Please click here to download the HSBC Living Business Awards 2012 application form.

For more details, please visit

Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE)

Launched in 2008, HKAEE is one of the most prestigious and reputable awards in Hong Kong. BEC, as one of the organisers, calls for all businesses and organisations to participate in the HKAEE Sectoral Awards which recognises outstanding environmental achievement. The application deadline for the Sectoral Awards of 2012 HKAEE is 8 June 2012. For further details of the HKAEE schemes, please visit its website:

BEC Events

BEC EnviroSeries Conference Successfully Concluded on 4 May

Over 150 senior executives from the private, social and public sectors gathered at the Conference to explore the sustainable planning and development direction for Hong Kong with industry experts at three panel sessions. We are honoured to have Mr Rex Chang Wai-yuen, JP, Deputy Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) 2, delivered a keynote speech at which he set the tone for the discussion of the day. In his speech, Mr Chang praised BEC in harnessing the commitment of the business sector in environmental excellence.

BEC Members’ Activities

Focus Groups on Chief Executive’s Policy Address

A total of 4 focus group sessions were held in April to gather opinions of members on the policy address of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Over 40 member representatives provided their valuable opinions during the sessions. BEC’s Policy and Research Team has consolidated these opinions into a submission paper and circulated to members for comment on 8 May.

Members’ Visit to HIT

On 20 April, about 10 members and non members visited Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) to share the environmental protection measures of HIT. Members were particularly interested in the nGen System (Next Generation Terminal Management), which provides real time information of the entire operations and monitoring of the terminal; and the tailor-made electric Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane which enhances energy efficiency and improves air quality at the terminal and the surrounding areas.

BEC Low-carbon Home (LCH)

Sponsor: Agile Property Holdings Limited

Result of Green Residential Development Design Competition to be Announced

One of the key elements of the LCH Programme is the “Green Residential Development Design Competition”, which final adjudication was completed on 28 April. Eight shortlisted teams out of the about 30 teams from different tertiary institutions presented their proposals on their ideal low-carbon home design to the panel of judges. Apart from the judges, they have to please visitors to the LCH Facebook page, who will vote for the ‘I Like’ Award.

Results of the Competition will be announced in the Award Ceremony scheduled for 19 May in the Harbour Grand Kowloon.

Grasp this Last Moment to Win an iPad

The design proposals and a short introductory videos of the 8 finalist teams of the “Green Residential Development Design Competition” are posted onto the LCH Facebook page, for visitors to vote for their favourite one. Voters submitting their votes with a good comment by 14 May will have a chance to win the new iPad!

Grasp this chance to vote for your favourite team and win an iPad! Simply click onto this Facebook link:

The 8 finalist teams are:
Team 1 - Green Veins (City University)
Team 2 - Agile Environmental Feng Shui Garden (IVE Shatin)
Team 3 - Green-Maker (IVE Chai Wan)
Team 4 - GreenCom (Polytechnic University)
Team 5 - Green Delivers (HKUST-A)
Team 6 - Unison (HKUST-B)
Team 7 - CARE Garden (HKUST-C)
Team 8 - Home Sweet Home (HKU)

BEC Supporting Events

15 Jun The Third Architecture and Design Conference
21-24 Jun Ecolity 2012 on Cultivating Green Leadership
1-4 Jul World Cities Summit 2012
27-30 Aug Eco Expo Asia

New BEC Members

Please join BEC in welcoming the following new members:

Corporate Members
Esquel Enterprises Limited

ATAL Engineering Limited

General Members
Defond Electrical Industries Limited
Jinchat Engineering (Hong Kong) Company Limited
UCi2i APAC Limited
Ronald Lu and Partners (Hong Kong) Limited