BMT helps Tung Wah take a ‘green’ approach
BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group, announced today its collaboration with the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals to help the NGO improve its green credentials through the $19 million ‘Go Green’ programme, which is being funded by the Hong Kong Government’s Environment and Conservation Fund.
Tung Wah is the first NGO to participate in this programme, the main objective of which is to implement specific environmental strategies which cover areas surrounding: governance, education, procurement, energy, resources, pollution reduction and buildings. It is hoped that this flagship project will help to influence society at large to embrace a greener future for Hong Kong.
As the environmental consultant, BMT has taken charge of the overall project management, helping to plan and execute the 18 different pilot projects associated with this three year programme. Green measures will be implemented in the wide range of services that Tung Wah provides including health services, schools, social service centres, elderly homes, rental properties and funeral parlours – even temples.
Richard Colwill, Managing Director at BMT Asia Pacific comments: “We are very proud to be working with Tung Wah on such a pioneering project. Our extensive experience in undertaking sustainability reporting and green building design projects for government departments and energy companies provides Tung Wah with the necessary knowledge and expertise to manage the most effective and efficient green measures.”
As well as providing advice on green governance and procurement, BMT will prepare the information needed for funding applications and tender documents. The specialist team will also manage and coordinate the various contractors and service providers to ensure that the work is completed effectively.
Originally a three year programme, the initiative has since expanded with the addition of a number of new requirements being introduced including the energy-cum-carbon audits and green roofs installation.