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Green Building Faculty

Green Building Faculty (GBF) comprises nine groups of experienced experts who supports the HKGBC and BEAM Society Limited (BSL), in forms of task force work related to green building initiatives, acting as members in BEAM Expert Panels, providing expert advice on green building related matters, adjudication of BEAM Plus Final Appeals and various other kinds of pro bono services. The Term of Office of GBF is two years from the date of appointment. It is preferable that members can regularly contribute a certain number (say 4 to 6) of hours per month to support the work of HKGBC and BSL.

(1) Construction Environmental Management (CEM)

Environmental Managers

Covers IDCM in BEAM Plus NB V2.0, i.e. Environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A) for construction projects, Considerate construction, Construction and demolition (C&D) waste management, BIM integration, Project document management system, Integrative design process.
 

(2) Social Sustainability and Community Aspects (CA)

Urban planners and designers
Community planners
Social sustainability experts
Construction safety / Construction industry sustainability experts

Covers community and social sustainability elements, e.g. community engagement, sustainable lifestyle, planning of housing, community preservation, place making, cultural aspects, CSR for developers, social impact assessment, barrier-free access, construction safety, wage protection, CDM (i.e. HSE management).

(3) O&M Management (MAN)

Property and facility managers
Energy management / ISO50001 experts
Maintenance surveyors

Covers SA in BEAM Plus EB, MAN in BEAM Plus Interiors, and O&M parts in EU and IEQ of BEAM Plus NB, e.g. environmental purchasing, Housing management, O&M practices, green cleaning, pest control, renovation management, user guidance, CSR facilities in premises, O&M facilities, security system, energy management.

(4) Site Aspects and Outdoor Environmental Quality (SA)

Urban planners and designers
Landscape architects
Architects
Construction site environmental experts
AVA / CFD / UHI experts
Ecology experts
Light pollution experts

Covers SA in BEAM Plus NB and outdoor environmental quality issues, e.g. site amenities, site contamination assessment, transport, urban design, ecology, heritage, public open spaces, microclimate, AVA, neighbourhood daylight access, light pollution, environmental noise, construction pollution management, landscaping and greeneries.

(5) Materials Aspects (MA)

Architects
Material engineers / experts
Civil / structural engineers
LCA experts
Interior designers
E&M engineers, including refrigerant experts, waste facilities experts, flexible engineering services experts
Waste management experts

Covers MA in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. design of refuse handling facilities in buildings, municipal waste facilities, C&D waste, ODP/ GWP of materials, timber products, interior finishes, modular design, prefabrication. It also covers material embodied energy, product eco-labelling, life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declaration.

(6) Energy Use (EU)

Passive design experts
E&M engineers
Energy-efficient infrastructure experts

Covers energy aspects in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. passive design, energy-efficient systems, renewable energy, energy simulation, energy-efficient appliances, T&C, district cooling, CHP, etc.

(7) Indoor and Outdoor Water Aspects (WA)

Landscape architects
E&M engineers
Civil engineers
Ecology experts
Water chemists

Covers WU in all BEAM Plus rating tools and other water-related aspects, e.g. water-efficient irrigation, storm water management, wetland conservation, indoor water use, water audits, water quality, water recycling.

(8) Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Building physics specialists
E&M engineers
Architects
Interior designers

Covers IEQ in all BEAM Plus rating tools, e.g. thermal, aural and visual comfort, IAQ, natural daylight, natural ventilation, noise and vibration, amenities inside buildings.

(9) Innovations and Additions (IA)

Architects
Engineers
Interior designers
Urban planners and designers
Environment experts
Green infrastructure experts

Covers IA in all BEAM Plus rating tools, i.e. innovative techniques, performance enhancements.

Selection Criteria

To become a member of GBF, one must meet the requirements in Part A. Candidates who also meet the requirements in Part B would be considered favourably.

 

Part A – Essential Criteria

 

Candidates must fulfill the following requirement:

  • Being an accredited BEAM Pro or satisfying the minimum qualification requirements for BEAM Pro 

(For details, please refer to: http://www.beamsociety.org.hk/en_professionals_1.php)

  • Candidates must also fulfill one of the following criteria:

    • Minimum 15 years’ relevant post-degree (or equivalent) work experience; or

    • Previous BEAM Faculty/GBF membership with recognised contribution.


Part B – Preferential Criteria

 

Priority will be given to candidates who meet one of the following requirements:

  • Experienced in leading or training in at least one of the subject matters denoted by nine expert groups;

  • Have exemplary project, research or teaching experience in at least one of the subject matters denoted by the nine expert groups; or

  • Have past contribution to the work of the HKGBC and/or BSL.

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How to Become a GBF member

 

Eligible candidates should submit the EOI Form online to the HKGBC.

 

Selection Process

 

The Selection Panel involving representatives from the Green Labelling Committee of the HKGBC, the Technical Review Committee of BSL and Chairs of BEAM Expert Panels will select suitable candidates based on their qualifications and experience. Normally, selection meetings are held twice a year and the selection will be on a competitive basis. The decision of the Panel shall be final. Candidates will be notified of the selection results when available.