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.

The following pricing is available through July 29, 2022.

Registration
Per Project Site: $349

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
$0.29
$2,900
25,000-50,000
$0.24
$7,250
> 50,000
-
Please contact us for custom pricing

*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

Registration

Per Project Site: ₹ 23,000

Individual homes/single family dwelling unit pricing
Built-Up Area (SQM), Excluding Parking
Registration
Certification
0-200
₹ 10,000
₹ 20,000
201-350
₹ 10,000
₹ 25,000
351-500
₹ 15,000
₹ 30,000
501-750
₹ 15,000
₹ 35,000
> 1,000
₹ 20,000
₹ 50,000
> 1,000
₹ 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
0-25,000
₹ 5 per m2; ₹ 50,000 minimum
₹ 15 per m2; ₹ 1,50,000 minimum
₹ 20 per m2; ₹ 2,00,000 minimum
25,001-50,000
₹ 4 per m2; ₹ 1,25,000 minimum
₹ 12 per m2; ₹ 3,75,000 minimum
₹ 16 per m2; ₹ 5,00,000 minimum
> 50,000
₹ 2,00,000
₹ 6,00,000
₹ 8,00,000

*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.

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

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).

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 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.

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

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.

Project Size (m2 GFA), excluding indoor parking
Registration
Certification
Design Audit
Post Construction Audit
Total Fees (VAT excluded)
Less Than 2,500 m2*
$300
$1,200
$500
$1,000
$3,000
2,500 – 9,999 m2*
$300
$2,700
$1,000
$2,000
$6,000
10,000 – 29,999 m2*
$300
$4,700
$1,500
$3,000
$9,500
30,000 – 49,999 m2*
$300
$6,700
$2,500
$4,000
$13,500
50,000 – 99,999 m2**
$300
$8,700
$3,500
$8,000
$20,500
More Than 100,000 m2***
$300
$10,700
$4,500
$9,000
$24,500

*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. All fees are in U.S Dollars.

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