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LEED Certification Fees

 

Registration and Certification Fees

Registration is a flat fee paid up front at the time of registration; rates are based on the date of registration. The certification fee is based your project's rating system and size; it is calculated and paid when the project team submits documentation for review in LEED Online. The fees for either the standard and split review cover both the preliminary and final reviews.

Please note: Registration and certification fees are subject to change and are calculated on the dates of registration and certification submission.

Choose from the rating systems and programs in the tabs below to review registration and certification fees.

You'll notice discounted pricing options for USGBC members. Discounts are available based on the membership status of either the owner or the project administrator for a given LEED project.

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Building Design and Construction Fees

Building Design and Construction Fees

Organizational
Level or
Non-members
Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Registration $1,200 $900 $300
Precertification Review (optional, LEED CS only)
Flat fee (per building) $4,250 $3,250 $1,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Combined Review: Design & Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,750 $2,250 $500
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.055/sf $0.045/sf $0.01/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $27,500 $22,500 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $10,000  
Split Review: Design
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,250 $2,000 $250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.045/sf $0.04/sf $0.005/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $22,500 $20,000 $2,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Split Review: Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $750 $500 $250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.015/sf $0.01/sf $0.005/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $7,500 $5,000 $2,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Appeals
Complex credits $800/credit  
All other credits $500/credit  
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $500/credit  
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220/credit  

Interior Design and Construction Fees

Interior Design and Construction Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Registration $1,200 $900 $300
Combined Review: Design & Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,750 $2,250 $500
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.055/sf $0.045/sf $0.01/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $27,500 $22,500 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000  
Split Review: Design
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,250 $2,000 $250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.045/sf $0.04/sf $0.005/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $22,500 $20,000 $2,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Split Review: Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $750 $500 $250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.015/sf $0.01/sf $0.005/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $7,500 $5,000 $2,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Appeals
Complex credits $800/credit  
All other credits $500/credit  
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $500/credit  
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220/credit  

Building Operations and Maintenance Fees

Operations and Maintenance Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Registration $1,200 $900 $300
Recertification registration (recertification is required within five years of LEED O+M certification) Free  
Initial Review
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,000 $1,500 $500
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.04/sf $0.03/sf $0.01/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $20,000 $15,000 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000  
Recertification Review
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 50,000 sq ft $2,000 $1,500 $500
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 50,000-500,000 sq ft $0.04/sf $0.03/sf $0.01/sf
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 500,000 sq ft $20,000 $15,000 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000  
Appeals
Complex credits $800/credit  
All other credits $500/credit  
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $500/credit  
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220/credit  

Neighborhood Development Fees

Neighborhood Development Fees

First 20 acres Per acre over 20
Registration $1,500/project
Smart Location and Linkage (SLL) Prerequisite Review (optional) $2,250
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000
Initial Stage Review $18,000 $350/acre
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $25,000
Subsequent Stage Review $10,000 $350/acre
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $15,000
Appeals
All credits $500 per credit
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $500 per credit

All LEED-ND projects larger than 320 acres must contact GBCI about pricing.

Homes Fees

Note: Additional fees will be charged by the verification team – contact your team for more information.

Homes Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Single Family Housing (cost per home)
Registration (1-9 homes) $225 $150 $75
Registration (10-24 homes) $200 $125 $75
Registration (25-49 homes) $175 $100 $75
Registration (50-99 homes) $150 $75 $75
Registration (100 or more homes) $125 $50 $75
Certification (1 home) $300 $225 $75
Certification (per batch submittal) $225 per batch $175 per batch $50
+ $75 per home + $50 per home $25 per home
Low-Rise Multi-Family Housing (cost per building)
Registration $900 $750 $150
Certification (less then 50 units) $0.045 psf $0.035 psf $0.010 psf
Certification (50 or more units) $0.040 psf $0.030 psf $0.010 psf
Mid-Rise Multi-Family Housing (cost per building)
Registration $1,050 $900 $150
Certification (less then 50 units) $0.045 psf $0.035 psf $0.010 psf
Certification (50 or moreunits) $0.040 psf $0.030 psf $0.010 psf

Campus Fees

Campus Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Master Site Approach
Registration
Master Site $1,200 $900 $300
Each individual on-campus project $1,200 per building or space $900 per building or space $300 per building or space
Precertification Review (optional, LEED CS only)
Master Site $2,000 $1,500 $500
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*
Combined Review: Design and Construction & Operations and Maintenance
Master Site $2,000 $1,500 $500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000  
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*
Split Review: Design
Master Site $1,500 $1,200 $300
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*
Split Review: Construction
Master Site $750 $500 $250
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000  
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*

*Please note that Group projects are not eligible for the 20% discount on certification fees even if they are utilizing campus credits from a Master Site.

 
Group Certification Approach
Registration $1,200 per building or space within group $900 per building or space within group $300 per building
Precertification Review (LEED CS only)
Group project certification Standard certification fees as calculated per building or space within the group project
 
All projects
Appeals
Complex Credits $800 per credit
All Other Credits $500 per credit

Volume Program Fees

Volume Fees

Silver and Organizational Level or Non-members Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
Program Admission Fee $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
Prototype Fee $45,000 $30,000 $15,000
Volume Projects Fee
Initial 25-project bundle $35,000
Second 25-project bundle $15,000
Subsequent 25-project bundles $10,000
Corrective Action Fee $20,000
Additional Credit, Re-Precertified Credit, Additional Credit Approach, Appeal, or CIR Review (prototype)
  $1,000
Individual Credit, Appeal, or CIR Review (volume project)
  $500