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1. What types of building products are accepted?


All submissions will be reviewed by the HKGBC. A summary of approved worldwide green building product certifications and programmes can be found at Suppliers Corner > Recognised Certifications and Standards.

HKGBC recognises all products certified under the following categories of product certifications and programmes:

  • Eco-labelling Scheme (Type 1 and Type 3)  
  • Product Certifications on Recycling Content  
  • Product Certifications on Sustainable Sources  
  • Energy Efficiency Labels  
  • Product Carbon Footprint Labels  
  • Hazardous Substances Free  
  • Other Green Product Certifications or Equivalent Schemes  

If you have any further enquiry, please contact the Secretariat via [email protected]

2. How can I check my product submission status?


You can login to the website using your designated user ID and password. By clicking My Account(Supplier) > Product Application, you will be able to track the submission status of your products.

3. What kind of payment methods will be available?


After completion of the submission of products onto the website, an invoice will be sent to you via email.

You can pay the relevant amount via the following methods:

  1. By cheque
  2. Bank-in account

For details, please refer to your payment advice.

For any enquiries, please contact the Secretariat via [email protected]

4. What is "My Wish List"?


Member can select favourite green building product and put it into My Wish List bracket. It is an useful and convenient tool for you to save your prioritised building products for future reference. 

5. How can I learn more about green building product?


HKGBC Eco-Product Directory provides regular updates on the industry trends on green building and green products. Regular training and seminars will be arranged and registered suppliers/visitors will be invited to attend.

6. Why shall we use green building products?


From green office supplies to good indoor air quality to using green building materials in a renovation, green building products are directly affecting the health and environment of people working or living inside the building.

Moreover, building materials, like concrete and steel, are one of the most energy consuming and carbon intensive materials. Therefore, in order to cope with global challenge to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption, procuring and using green building products will definitely be helping the planet.

7. Can I put a series of product under the same submission?


Products certified together under one of the "Recognised Worldwide Certifications or Programmes" can be put under the same submission.

For example: If a product series of say 20 has been certified under a green labelling scheme, Eco-Product Directory recognises the same series with 20 products.
 


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