The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 with the vision to help save the planet and improve the wellbeing of the people of Hong Kong by transforming the city into a greener built environment. The Founding Members of HKGBC include the Construction Industry Council (CIC), the Business Environment Council (BEC), the BEAM Society Limited (BSL) and the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC). Its mission is to lead market transformation by advocating green policies to the Government; introducing green building practices to all stakeholders; setting design, construction and management standards for the building profession; and promoting green living to the people of Hong Kong.
BEAM Society Limited (BSL), owner of Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM & BEAM Plus), is a non-profit organisation committed to developing and implementing BEAM Plus assessment tools, assessing green buildings and training BEAM practitioners. Through the BEAM and BEAM Plus assessment tools, over 18.6 million square metres of green building developments have been certified. On per capita basis, BEAM Plus is one of the most widely used voluntary green building labelling schemes of its kind in the world. BEAM Society Limited continuously strives to improve the overall quality of the built environment in Hong Kong. BEAM Plus assessment tools, including BEAM Plus New Buildings, BEAM Plus Existing Buildings and BEAM Plus Interiors, are currently applicable to the stages of Building Design, Construction on Site and Operational Life.