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All New Buildings received “BEAM Plus” Platinum Rating Affirm HSMC’S Leadership role in Environmental Education

13 December 2016

All New Buildings received “BEAM Plus” Platinum Rating Affirm HSMC’S Leadership role in Environmental Education


Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) received the highest recognition from the Hong Kong Green Building Council, which manifested its commitment on environmental protection and campus sustainability. Among the new buildings in the campus, the S H Ho Academic Building (Block A), the Sports and Amenities Centre (Block B), the Lee Quo Wei Academic (Block D), and the HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges achieved the “Platinum” rating of BEAM Plus certification. HSMC is the first higher education institution in Hong Kong as well as the first local student sports and amenities building and student residential complex to receive such a “Platinum” recognition. 

 

To make the occasion, the “BEAM Plus” Platinum Project Certification Ceremony 2016 was held on 13 December 2016 by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC). Mr Martin Tam Tin Fong, member of Board of Governors and Former Chairman of Steering Committee on Campus Expansion, and HSMC representatives accepted the three certifications on behalf of HSMC.

 

Mr Tam expressed his thanks to the HSMC Board of Governors and all HSMC members in their great support of promoting sustainability. There are a lot of unique environmental protection elements in the campus, such as the district cooling system which reduces annual energy consumption, and the usage of bamboo for gardening, furniture and indoor decorations. Mr Tam hopes the concept of sustainability begins to take root and influences the students.

 

One of the highest honor in industry   “Beam Plus” adopts rigorous standards

 

“BEAM Plus” which is initiated by HKGBC and the Construction Industry Council (CIC), adopts an internationally recognised environmental assessment scheme with rigorous standard based on six different aspects, namely “Indoor Environmental Quality” (IEQ), “Site Aspects” (SA), “Energy Use” (EU), “Material Aspects” (MA), “Water Use” (WU) and “Innovations and Additions” (IA). HSMC has been highly evaluated in all aspects, especially SA, IEQ, EU and IA.

 

According to the “BEAM Plus” report, HSMC is commended for the systematic environmental management and monitoring system, greatly reduces the impact on nearby surroundings, as well as the extensive usage of bamboo for furniture and indoor decorations. HSMC has also adopted a large number of environmental friendly and energy-saving measures, including conducting energy use assessment and analysis to reduce energy consumption by 30%. It also uses advanced rainwater harvesting systems and water installations to control water usage, drastically reducing water consumption by 30%. The report also indicated that HSMC ensures freshness of air by modifying the ventilation system, enhancing the indoor environmental quality through various sustainable development strategies.

 

Achieved the Platinum Ratings    HSMC carries through the “Environment Nurturing Talents” Education

 

HSMC integrates education with environmental protection and sustainable development to create a rich learning environment, inspiring students, influencing their living habits and helping them to develop their potentials. HSMC is also known as “Junzi University” for the extensive use of bamboo within campus. It also proves the HSMC vision of providing all-round and holistic educational experience for students.

 

HSMC will continue to follow the direction of "Environment Nurturing Talents" and take the leading role to promote environmental protection and sustainable development among the education sector.

Representatives of HSMC receive three “BEAM Plus” platinum rating
Representatives of HSMC receive three “BEAM Plus” platinum rating
校董譚天放先生分享恒管的環保及可持續發展理念
校董譚天放先生分享恒管的環保及可持續發展理念
Introduction of award-winning HSMC buildings are exhibited in BEAM Plus Platinum Project Certification Ceremony
Introduction of award-winning HSMC buildings are exhibited in BEAM Plus Platinum Project Certification Ceremony