Promoting Green Buildings
118. Under the current arrangement, a private housing
development project is required, among other things, to register
for Building Environmental Assessment Method Plus (BEAM
Plus) as a prerequisite for application for gross floor area
concession for amenity features. We will review this
arrangement to further promote green building. In the review,
we will consider tightening the prerequisite by requiring a
development project to attain specific standards of performance
in environmental protection, or even adopt performance-based
and site-specific approaches to determine the maximum gross
floor area concession.
119. The Government is committed to promoting heritage
conservation. So far, five batches of projects under the
Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme
have been rolled out, involving a total of 19 historic buildings.
Eight have completed revitalisation works and are open to the
public. Among these, four have won the Asia-Pacific Awards for
Cultural Heritage Conservation from the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. We will
continue to collaborate with NGOs.