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Executive Certificate in ESG for Real Estate

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
24 Jun 2024 (Mon)
40 hours
Course Fee
Deadline on 27 May 2024 (Mon)
2508 8865
2508 6403
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In 2021, the Government announced Hong Kong's Climate Action Plan 2050, which outlined four major decarbonisation strategies, namely “net-zero electricity generation”, “energy saving and green buildings”, “green transport” and “waste reduction”, that would lead Hong Kong towards the goal of carbon neutrality before 2050, thus, the Real Estate Sector is well positioned to use its influence to address ESG issues and drive better sustainable outcomes. This programme is developed for Real Estate practitioners to equip themselves with knowledge and technical skills to handle job duties related to ESG.


Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

a.    apply ESG framework in real estate settings;
b.    identify and fulfill different ESG requirements in real estate sector;
c.    develop climate change risk assessment report for buildings;
d.    conduct Green House Gases emission inventory calculation; and
e.    improve ESG performance in their workplace.


Programme Details

  • ESG in Real Estate Sector
  • Latest ESG Development
  • ESG Requirements in Real Estate
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience for Buildings
  • Science based targets towards Carbon Neutrality
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  • 40 Hours


Course Fee
  • HK$12,000

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

(a)    hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university or equivalent; or
(b)    hold an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years experience at managerial grade in real estate sector; or
(c)    possess professional qualifications/ relevant professional qualifications in real estate discipline, such as be a member of Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM), Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH), Chartered Institute of Housing Asia Pacific Branch (CIH), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) etc.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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