Environmental benchmarking of Hong Kong buildings

Davies, Hilary 2001, Environmental benchmarking of Hong Kong buildings, Structural survey, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 38-45.

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Title Environmental benchmarking of Hong Kong buildings
Author(s) Davies, Hilary
Journal name Structural survey
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 38
End page 45
Publisher Henry Stewart Publications
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0263-080X
Keyword(s) assessment
Hong Kong
Summary A method for assessing the environmental performance of Hong Kong’s buildings has been developed, known as the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method or HK-BEAM. The assessment is a type of expert-based survey, either of the design, in the case of proposed buildings, or an evaluation of building performance for newly built or existing buildings. The assessment essentially provides a benchmark of environmental performance against a series of qualitative and quantitative measures that earn “credits”. Buildings can be rated as “excellent”, “very good”, “good” or “fair”. The assessment covers global, local and indoor issues. The original assessment has been in use since 1996 and allowed appraisal of new and existing air-conditioned offices. A new version has been recently produced for residential buildings. The latest version has addressed some of the criticisms of the earlier versions and covers a wider range of issues, taking a life-cycle approach. Reviews the latest new residential version, making comparisons with the earlier new offices scheme.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Henry Stewart Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004420

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