Who can apply?
Offices and indoor public areas of local companies and organisations as well as their functional units that primarily operate within Hong Kong are welcome. The applicant should plan to apply or hold a valid IAQ Certificate issued by a Certification Issuing Body under the IAQ Certification Scheme for Offices and Public Places (IAQ Certification Scheme) implemented by the Environmental Protection Department.
The IAQ Certificates and Labels for certification are provided below for reference:
The IAQwi$e Certificate recognises companies / organisations for their commitment to and efforts in environmental protection through improving indoor air quality (IAQ). Certificate holders can enjoy many benefits, such as -
Enhance productivity and competitiveness
IAQ improvement measures help to increase business competitiveness by attracting customers who value the commitment of companies to improve environment.
Obtain technical assistance with IAQ Practices
Our Technical Consultant will provide support to IAQwi$e Certificate participants on IAQ practices for free.
Improve the quality of life
A better IAQ can help to create a better quality of life for all.
Awarded a prestigious IAQwi$e Certificate
The Certificate is synonymous with exceptional leadership in the environmental arena to promote the achievement of the Certificate holder in improvement IAQ.
Recognise and publicise achievement in IAQ achievements
Becoming an IAQwi$e Certificate holder means entering into a partnership with the Government to achieve common environmental objectives. The ECC may commend the efforts of certificate holders through publicity and marketing activities that will make their environmental achievements and contributions known to the public.
Participate in HKAEE
Certificate holders can achieve relevant bonus points in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), which is an annual award led by the ECC, aiming to recognise the overall environmental achievements of an organisation. Details of the HKAEE are in the HKAEE Programme Booklet on the HKAEE official website
Recognised by other Environmental Protection Award Programmes and Schemes
||Benefits for IAQwi$e Certificate Holders
|BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards Programme
||1 bonus point on top of the full marks. More Details
|BEAM Plus scheme
||1 bonus credit in BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Comprehensive Scheme; or 1 credit in Materials and Waste Aspects under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Selective Scheme. More Details
|Caring Company Scheme
||Criterion on "Caring for the Environment, Criteria 5 – Environmental Label or other recognition" fulfilled. More Details
|Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS)
||Two Green Office Best Practice Criteria fulfilled. More Details
|Green Shop Alliance Award (GSA)
||1 bonus point in HKGSA Award assessment. More Details
Enjoy Discounts on other Green Mark and Label Schemes
||Discount offered to IAQwi$e Certificate Holders
|Hong Kong Green Mark Certification Scheme
||Discount on application fee and quarterly surveillance fee for each first application. More Details
|Hong Kong Green Label Scheme
||Discount on application fee for each first application. More Details
Certification Criteria- Levels, Requirements and Validity
There are three levels of the IAQwi$e Certificate, namely basic, good and excellent, depending on the extent of achievement as illustrated below.
Companies / organisations can join the Certificate all year round. The diagram below will guide you through the certification process.
List of awardees