Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
+1 202 828 1145 · Email
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.
|Per Project Site: $300|
By choosing to work with GBCI you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor from our list. Competitive pricing and the potential to save on travel costs make EDGE certification even more affordable. Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking).
|Certification||Price (per square meter, excluding parking)||Minimum|
|0-25,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)||$0.27||$2,250|
|25,000-50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)||$0.22||$6,750|
|> 50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)||—||$11,000 Flat Fee|
*Certification pricing includes both design and construction stages. Note that hiring a local auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of certification. View the contact list of GBCI-trained EDGE Auditors and reach out for a competitive quote. GBCI can also assign an Auditor for your project if you wish. Contact GBCI for custom pricing if you have multiple buildings or any single building that is over 75,000 square meters.
GBCI Pricing in India
|Per Project Site: ₹ 20,000|
Individual homes/single family dwelling unit pricing
|Built-Up Area (SQM), Excluding Parking||Registration||Certification|
|0-200 (SQM)||₹ 10,000||₹ 20,000|
|201-350 (SQM)||₹ 10,000||₹ 25,000|
|351-500 (SQM)||₹ 15,000||₹ 30,000|
|501-750 (SQM)||₹ 15,000||₹ 35,000|
|751-1,000 (SQM)||₹ 20,000||₹ 50,000|
|>1,000 (SQM)||₹ 20,000||₹ 80,000|
*Fees are calculated for each individual home separately based on its built-up area (in SQM). Multiple individual homes may use the multi-dwelling pricing (see next chart). Fee payments must clear each stage before a project review is conducted. All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes and non-refundable.
Commercial buildings/group housing/multi-dwelling units
|Built-Up Area (SQM), Excluding Parking||Preliminary Certificate (Design)||Final EDGE Certification (Post-Construction)||Total Certification Fee|
|0-5,000 (SQM)||₹ 80,000||₹ 40,000||₹ 1,20,000|
|5,001-50,000 (SQM)||₹ 80,000||₹ 40,000 + ₹ 9/per each additoonal SQM above 5,000 SQM||₹ 1,20,000 + ₹ 9/per each additoonal SQM above 5,000 SQM|
|50,001 and above||₹ 1,00,000||₹ 4,50,000||₹ 5,50,000|
*Fee payments must clear each stage before a project review is conducted. All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes and non-refundable.
+44 (0)204 522 8601 · Email
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.
|Per Project Site: $300|
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.
|Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).||$2,400|
|Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).||$2,400|
|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.
+57 (1) 743 0265 · Email
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.
|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 11,319,000||COP 28,154,500|
|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.
For clients pursuing EDGE certification for their projects in Colombia, note that the country has a national green building code with two stages of implementation. The following applies:
- The baseline for the EDGE App is identical to the baseline for Colombia’s green building code.
- Any project with a construction permit dated before August 1, 2017 must comply with Table No. 1 (on page 5) of Resolution No. 0549, Ministry of Housing, Cities and Territories, when seeking EDGE certification.
- Any project with a construction permit dated after August 1, 2017 must comply with Table No. 2 (on page 6) of Resolution No. 0549, Ministry of Housing, Cities and Territories, when seeking EDGE certification.
Green Building Council Costa Rica
+506 2289 3289 · Email
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
+62 21 2960 8012 · Email
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)
+27 86 104 2272 · Email
GBCSA is the exclusive provider of EDGE certification for homes in South Africa. 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.
|Number of Units||Preliminary Certificate Stage||Final Certification Stage||Total|
|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||R52,000||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)
+852 2202 9111 · Email
HKQAA provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients through audit assessment to final certification.
|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 email@example.com for custom pricing.
Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI)
+632 87285895 · Email
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 5,000m2||5,000m2 to less than 15,000m2||15,000m2 to less than 30,000m2||More than 30,000m2|
|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.
+84 28 3935 1920 · Email
EDGE certification services in Vietnam are provided exclusively by SGS, which sets the global benchmark for quality and integrity as providers of independent oversight for professional credentialing and project certification programs.
|FEES||LESS THAN 2,500 M2*||2,500 – 9,999 M2*||10,000 – 29,999 M2*||30,000 – 49,999 M2*||50,000 – 99,999 M2**||MORE THAN 100,000 M2***|
|Post Construction Audit||$1,000||$2,000||$3,000||$4,000||$8,000||$9,000|
*includes 1 site visit, **includes 2 site visits, ***includes 3 site visits
For new buildings certified at the post-construction stage, certification and auditing fees are required to be paid in full. Auditor fees are expressed in man day rates and the total dedication may vary depending on the project. Hiring an auditor is required for EDGE certification. All costs are in U.S. dollars.