BMT Asia Pacific (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, announced today its appointment as Environmental Consultant to the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA), the main provider of public housing within the Special Administrative Region. BMT Asia Pacific is a specialist economic, environmental, design, planning and risk management consultancy serving primarily the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.
The company will undertake environmental design studies for several of HKHA’s public housing developments under this assignment. The scope of work will include a number of technical studies in relation to Sustainable Building Design and the analysis of Building Physics. This will provide BMT with the opportunity to draw upon its extensive environmental management experience, modelling skills and resources from across the globe.
The announcement of a new phase of government subsidised housing development marks an important step in addressing the challenges local families face regarding the high rental prices of Hong Kong’s private property market. These housing developments are to be carried out as part of the HKHA’s mission to provide affordable and high quality homes, whilst ensuring the cost-effective and rational use of public resources in service delivery.
Derek Ho, Director of Environmental Consulting and Sustainable Building Design at BMT Asia Pacific comments:
We are very pleased to be assisting the Hong Kong Housing Authority in its mission to help families gain access to affordable, quality housing.
This is an exciting and valuable opportunity to bring together BMT’s capabilities from Hong Kong, Australia and the UK to create a better, greener living environment in Hong Kong.
BMT’s site appraisal and analysis will focus on optimising site-specific conditions to harness the benefits of the surrounding environment, including natural lighting, air ventilation, sun shading and thermal comfort.