Find out how affordable it is to certify your project with our premier service providers.

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Sintali-SGS are the premier providers of EDGE certification services in 125 countries. Learn more about GBCI and Sintali-SGS, and view their certification rates to see how they would apply to one of your upcoming projects:

    GBCI provides EDGE certification.

    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.

    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.

    Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
    2101 L Street NW, Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20037
    +1 202 828 1145
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    Sintali-SGS
    The Sintali-SGS consortium has offices in nearly every country in the world. Get in touch with their global team by email.
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    Certification Pricing by GBCI:*

    Register all the buildings at your site now for one low fee of $300. GBCI offers free online EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.

    Registration
    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).

    CertificationPrice (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.

    Certification Pricing by Sintali-SGS:*

    Register your project with Sintali-SGS for $300. Sintali-SGS provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients from assessment straight through to final certification.

    Registration
    Per Project Site: $300

    The fees below represent the total cost for a standard project, including travel and other ancillary expenses. A discount applies if there is an EDGE Expert on the project team, or for multiple project registrations. Basic assessment support can also be provided by an EDGE Expert Partner at no additional cost.

    Project TypeCertificationDesign AuditFinal AuditTotal
    Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400
    Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400

    *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@sintali.com for custom pricing.

    Certify your project in three easy steps with the EDGE App.

    1. Register

    Create your project, receive a quote, and send the required payment.

    2. Submit

    Upload compliance documentation and submit your project.

    3. Certify

    Win certification to better market your project to customers.

    Understand the exact cost of certification in advance.

    EDGE green building certification has two stages: design and construction. Each stage mirrors the other, except that a site audit is required at the construction stage. Upon completion of the design stage, a preliminary EDGE certificate is awarded, which enables marketability of your project with the EDGE brand. Upon completion of the construction stage, a final EDGE certificate is awarded. The cost of certification covers both stages. If your project is already built, only the construction stage of certification is required.

    The first step towards certification is to create your project within the EDGE App. While it’s possible to calculate a rough estimate from the pricing charts provided, you may wish to receive a quote from GBCI and/or Sintali-SGS for a precise figure before entering your project within EDGE. You can also find a local EDGE Expert to help you choose the most cost-effective green options.

    For more detailed questions regarding certification, email either GBCI or Sintali-SGS.

    Consider hiring an EDGE Expert for your project.

    You may wish to hire an EDGE Expert depending on the size and complexity of your project and whether you are new to EDGE. EDGE Experts are trained and accredited professionals who provide advice on green design and help prepare your project’s application for certification. They are your go-to resource for your project team to better understand the EDGE software, standard and certification system.

    To find your EDGE Expert today, visit EDGE Experts Around the World.

    Note that hiring an EDGE Expert is not a requirement of EDGE certification.

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