BEAM Plus Neighbourhood

BEAM Plus Neighbourhood

Organization

Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

Type(s) of Tool

Rating Systems

Sector(s)

Urban Planning

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

Hong Kong

Date of Development

2019

Version

v.2019

Description

BEAM Plus Neighbourhood assesses the sustainability performance of neighbourhood development projects applying a holistic approach. The tool concerns the design of space between buildings and places emphasis on socio-economic elements, thereby supporting the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods with a vibrant public realm. Applied at early stage, it helps to engage with communities and key stakeholders during project development and to save resources through effective early stage sustainability planning. The performance of projects is rated with a point scoring that can result in a third-party verified certification.

Tool Outcome

Depending on the achieved point scoring, project receive a certification (Bronze – Silver – Gold – Platinum).

Sustainability Criteria

The tool assesses the sustainability of neighbourhoods across the following criteria:
– Community aspects
– Outdoor environmental quality
– Site aspects
– Materials & waste aspects
– Energy use
– Water use
– Innovations & additions