BEAM Plus Buildings

BEAM Plus Buildings


Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

Type(s) of Tool

Rating SystemsProvide quantifiable sustainability ratings and / or certification for projects or assets.



Lifecycle Phase(s)

Project PlanningGeneral strategy for a project’s delivery is developed., Concept DesignTechnical experts broadly outline the project’s basic characteristics., ProcurementThe provision of goods and services to realize a project are tendered and closed., Detailed DesignTechnical experts further elaborate the Concept Design., ConstructionThe asset is constructed in line with design, budget and timeline., Operation and MaintenanceInfrastructure assets are managed and maintained during their use time., Decomissioning/RepurposingObsolete infrastructure assets are repurposed, recycled or removed and the land is reused or restored.

Open Source


Language Availability


Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Date of Development





BEAM Plus Buildings supports the reduction of environmental impacts of new buildings of any type (residential, commercial and industrial), while at the same time improving environmental quality and user satisfaction. The assessment can also be used when planning for a major refurbishment or alteration, including wholesale or partial conversion. The performance of buildings is rated with a point scoring that can result in a certification. A provisional assessment version and a version for existing building (BEAM Plus Existing Buildings V2.0), including a comprehensive and a selective scheme option for individual adjustments, are available.

Tool Outcome

The assessments within the different schemes result in a point scoring that can lead to a certification. For the new buildings scheme, the provisional assessment for new buildings and comprehensive scheme for existing buildings certification labels are Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. For the selective scheme for existing buildings labels include Satisfactory, Good, Very Good and Excellent.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool assesses buildings’ sustainability performance across the following aspects:
– Integrated design & construction management
– Health & wellbeing
– Sustainable sites
– Materials & waste
– Energy use
– Water use
– Innovations & additions


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