Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally through rating systems such as LEED, WELL, GRESB, SITES, PEER, and EDGE.

GBCI offers free online EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.

Pricing for India projects

Registration
Per Project Site: $349

Registration is a flat $349 for any number of buildings located at a single project site as long as they are all registered at the same time. The registration fee is due immediately in order to register a project.

Residential Certification

Calculate your certification fee for your single-site residential project based on its total floor area (excluding parking) using the chart below.

Residential Certification
Price (per square meter, excluding parking)
Minimum
0 - 25,000 m2
$0.29
$2,900
25,001 - 50,000 m2
$0.24
$7,250
> 50,000 m2
Please contact us at edge@gbci.org for pricing.

Multiple Residential Buildings – The full certification fee payment based on the project’s total floor area is due before the project submits for its Preliminary Certification. The project certification fee includes one Preliminary Certification and one Final EDGE Certification submission per project. Projects that require additional submissions will be assessed a fee of $999 for each additional submission.

Note that EDGE requires that all buildings submit for Final EDGE Certification review within 12 months of practical completion. Therefore, residential projects with buildings that complete construction over multiple years are required to submit for Final EDGE Certification at least once every 12 months.

Mixed-use Buildings – An additional fee of $500 will be applied for each mixed-use building.

Residential Portfolios (Multiple Project Sites) – GBCI provides customized pricing for portfolios, as long as all included projects and buildings are registered at the same time. Request a custom quote.

EDGE Auditor Fees are negotiated with your chosen EDGE Auditor – An EDGE Auditor is required to perform design and site audits for your project. By choosing to work with GBCI, you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor that has been trained by GBCI. This keeps Auditor fees very reasonable as project owners may pay in the local currency, with minimal or no travel costs. Learn more about selecting an EDGE Auditor.

Commercial Certification

Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking) using the chart below.

Commercial Certification
Price (per square meter, excluding parking)
Minimum
0 - 25,000 m2
$0.29
$2,900
25,001 - 50,000 m2
$0.24
$7,250
> 50,000 m2
Please contact us at edge@gbci.org for pricing.

Mixed-use Buildings – An additional fee of $500 will be applied for each mixed-use building.

Portfolios, Multiple Project Sites, or Multiple Buildings – GBCI provides customized pricing for portfolios, as long as all included projects and buildings are registered at the same time. Request a custom quote.

EDGE Auditor Fees are negotiated with your chosen EDGE Auditor – An EDGE Auditor is required to perform design and site audits for your project. By choosing to work with GBCI, you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor that has been trained by GBCI. This keeps Auditor fees very reasonable as project owners may pay in the local currency, with minimal or no travel costs. Learn more about selecting an EDGE Auditor.


GBCI Pricing in India

Registration

Per Project Site: ₹ 23,000

Certification

Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking) using the chart below.

Built-up area, excluding parking
Preliminary Certification (Design Phase)
Final EDGE Certification (Construction Phase)
Total Certification Fee
0-25,000 m2
₹ 5 per m2
₹ 50,000 minimum
₹ 15 per m2
₹ 1,50,000 minimum
₹ 20 per m2
₹ 2,00,000 minimum
25,001-50,000 m2
₹ 4 per m2
₹ 1,25,000 minimum
₹ 12 per m2
₹ 3,75,000 minimum
₹ 16 per m2
₹ 5,00,000 minimum
> 50,000 m2
₹ 2,00,000
₹ 6,00,000
₹ 8,00,000
  • Already constructed projects will skip Preliminary Certification and pay the total certification fee noted in the table above in a single payment. Projects that skip Preliminary Certification may benefit from a reduction in their certification timeline and Auditor fees.
  • Projects that pursue Preliminary Certification may split their certification fee into two payments – the first payment is due before Preliminary Certification and the second payment is due before Final EDGE Certification.
  • Fee payments must clear for each stage before GBCI will begin to conduct a review of a project.
  • All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes and non-refundable.

Commercial or Mixed-use Projects – An additional fee of ₹ 50,000 will be applied for each additional building (after the first) with a built-up area of over 5,000 m2, excluding parking. This fee payment is due before Final EDGE Certification.

Projects with Multiple Buildings at ONE Project Site – Certification fees are based on the total built-up area, excluding parking, of all buildings completed and submitted for review for each 12-month construction completion period. These fees are calculated using the chart above.

EDGE requires that all buildings submit for Final EDGE Certification review within 12 months of practical completion. Therefore, EDGE projects that are completed over multiple years are required to submit for Final EDGE Certification at least once every 12 months. GBCI defines each of these 12-month periods as a “construction completion period”.
>> Review additional guidance.
>> Calculate your fees using our Excel calculator.

Affordable Housing Projects – GBCI provides customized pricing for affordable housing projects. Affordable housing projects are defined as residential projects with up to 60 m2 of gross floor area per dwelling unit in metro areas & 90 m2 of gross floor area per dwelling unit in non-metro areas.
>> Request a custom quote.

Portfolios with Multiple Project Sites – GBCI provides customized pricing for portfolios, as long as all included projects are registered at the same time.
>> Request a custom quote.<

Sintali-SGS

Sintali and SGS collaborate to deliver the highest quality service for clients around the world by offering a one-stop shop approach for EDGE certification and audit services.

Sintali-SGS provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients from assessment straight through to final certification.

Registration

Per Project Site: $350

By choosing to work with Sintali-SGS you are able to contract with a single entity for the whole process and access high quality technical support throughout the EDGE certification and audit process. Competitive pricing is available to help clients scale EDGE certification across portfolios of buildings and is independent of the square metres of the project. Calculate your certification fees below.

Project Type
Certification

Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).

$2,900

Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).

$2,900

Portfolio of buildings or pipeline of buildings (min. 5)

We work with you to find efficiencies of scale and reduce the cost per building. Contact us for more information

All other projects

Contact us for pricing

*Certification pricing includes both design and construction stages. Note that hiring an auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of certification. SGS is exclusively the auditor on our projects, with auditors available in every country around the world. You can find our comprehensive price list with the full audit fees and contact us for more information here.

CAMACOL

CAMACOL is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification services in Colombia. CAMACOL is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals and companies to strengthen the construction sector’s value chain and boost competitiveness in Colombia.

Registration

Per Project Site: COP 900,000

Project Type
Certification
Design Audit
Final Audit
Total

Residential (one typology and a maximum of 400 units)

COP 7,350,000
COP 8,585,500
COP 8,585,500
COP 8,585,500

Residential (up to three typologies and a maximum of 200 units)

COP 8,400,000
COP 11,038,500
COP 13,585,000
COP 33,923,500

Residential (up to three typologies and 201-400 units)

COP 9,100,000
COP 11,038,500
COP 14,998,500
COP 36,037,000

Commercial (hospitality 3 stars or less, or serviced apartments with a maximum of 50 units)

COP 8,400,000
COP 10,505,000
COP 11,319,000
COP 30,224,000

Commercial (hospitality 4 stars or more, offices, retail, education, or hospitals)

COP 8,400,000
COP 12,265,000
COP 13,772,000
COP 34,437,000

Commercial (existing buildings)

COP 6,650,000
COP 0
COP 18,590,000
COP 26,140,000

*For more complex projects, reach out to CAMACOL to get a quote.

Green Building Council Costa Rica

GBCCR fosters cooperation and participation of citizens and organizations to achieve the social, economic, cultural, and environmental development of the community. This is pursued through the recognition of the principles of green construction that channel the market, as well as public and private organizations towards sustainable development.

Certification pricing for Costa Rica is dependent upon whether you are certifying a residential or non-residential building. Pricing is reliant upon the number of units for residential projects and the number of square meters for non-residential projects. A revised version of the pricing calculator is currently being adjusted. Please contact edge01@gbccr.org to get a certification quote for your project.

*All costs are reflected in U.S. dollars. Hiring an auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of registration and certification.

Green Building Council Indonesia

Green Building Council Indonesia is the premier provider of EDGE certification services in Indonesia. GBC Indonesia is an independent organization established in 2009 by professionals in design and construction industry who are concerned about green building practices. The main focus of GBC Indonesia is to pursue the socialization and transformation of sustainable green principles, particularly in building construction industry in Indonesia.

All Buildings
Less than 5,000 m2
5,000 – 10,000 m2
More than 10,000 m2
Registration
Rp. 2.700.000
Rp. 2.700.000
Rp. 2.700.000
Certification
Rp. 35.000.000
Rp. 55.000.000
Rp. 75.000.000
Total
Rp. 37.700.000
Rp. 57.700.000
Rp. 77.700.000

*Certification pricing excludes taxes and auditor fees. Hiring an auditor is in addition to the cost of registration and certification and is subject to an agreement with the auditor. Note that hiring an auditor is required for a project to achieve certification.

Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA)

GBCSA is leading the transformation of the South African property industry to ensure that buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way.

All Buildings
Preliminary Certificate Stage
Final Certification Stage
Total
1
R22,500
R22,500
R45,000
2 – 50
R29,550
R52,000
R81,550
51 – 100
R52,000
R52,000
R104,000
101 – 200
R96,950
R52,000
R148,950
201 – 300
R140,450
R52,000
R192,450
301 – 500
R207,900
R207,900
R259,900
501 – 1000
R275,300
R52,000
R327,300
1,001 or more
R410,150
R52,000
R462,150

*Discounts are available for members of Green Building Council South Africa and can be found on their website. Hiring an auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of registration and certification.

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Authority (HKQAA)

HKQAA provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients through audit assessment to final certification.

Registration

Per Project Site: $300

The fees below represent the total cost for a standard project, including preliminary and final certification. A discount applies if there is an EDGE Expert on the project team, or for multiple project registrations on a case-by-case basis.

Project Type
Certification
Design Audit
Final Audit
Total

Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types)

$2,000
$4,000
$4,000
$10,000

Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals)

$3,000
$4,000
$4,000
$11,000

*For multi-use buildings, residential buildings with more than 100 units and/or more than three unit types, or complex projects with multiple buildings or phases, contact edge@hkqaa.org for custom pricing.

Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI)

Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI) is a non-profit, voluntary group of professional associations involved with the built environment who share a common concern on the impacts of global warming and climate change.

EDGE certification in the Philippines includes a registration fee and a certification cost that is calculated based on the total number of square meters of the project. All pricing is exclusive of 12% VAT. Residential buildings less that 200 square meters will have a registration fee of $100 and a certification cost of $450. Special arrangements are available for socialized and economic housing development projects.

All Buildings
Less than 5,000 m2
5,000 m2 to less than 15,000 m2
15,000 m2 to less than 30,000 m2
More than 30,000 m2
Registration Fee
$200
$200
$200
$200
Certification Cost
$3,000
$4,000
$5,000
$5,000 plus $0.25/m2 in excess of 30,000m2

*Note that the cost of hiring an auditor is subject to final agreement between the auditor and the client. Hiring an auditor is required to complete the EDGE certification process.

SGS

SGS EDGE certification services set the global benchmark for quality and integrity as providers of independent oversight for professional credentialing and project certification programs.

Project Size (m2 GFA), excluding indoor parking
Registration
Certification
Less Than 2,500 m2*
$300
$1,200
2,500 – 9,999 m2*
$300
$2,700
10,000 – 29,999 m2*
$300
$4,700
30,000 – 49,999 m2*
$300
$6,700
50,000 – 99,999 m2**
$300
$8,700
More Than 100,000 m2***
$300
$10,700

For new buildings certified at the post-construction stage, certification and auditing fees are required to be paid in full. All fees are in U.S Dollars.

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