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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.

In December 2016, GBCI will launch a new pricing schedule for LEED registration and certification across all active versions. Learn more. 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.

Visit our payment help section to search for frequently asked questions. If you need assistance at any time, please call, email, or live chat with us.

Building Design and Construction Fees

Building Design and Construction Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Precertification
Flat fee (per building) $4,000 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000
Combined Certification Review: Design and Construction Rate Minimum Rate Minimum
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 250,000 sq ft $0.057 /sf $2,850 $0.068 /sf $3,420
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.055 /sf $14,250 $0.066 /sf $17,100
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.050 /sf $27,500 $0.060 /sf $33,000
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
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 250,000 sq ft $0.047 /sf $2,325 $0.055 /sf $2,740
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.045 /sf $11,625 $0.053 /sf $13,760
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.041 /sf $22,500 $0.049 /sf $26,625
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000
Split review: Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 250,000 sq ft $0.016 /sf $775 $0.018 /sf $910
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.015 /sf $3,875 $0.018 /sf $4,585
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.014 /sf $7,500 $0.016 /sf $8,875
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000
Appeals
Complex Credits $800 per credit
Simple Credits $500 per credit
Expedited review $500 per credit
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220 per credit

Interior Design and Construction Fees

Interior Design and Construction Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Combined Certification Review: Design and Construction Rate Minimum Rate Minimum
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 250,000 sq ft $0.038 /sf $1,900 $0.046 /sf $2,250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.035 /sf $9,500 $0.042 /sf $11,140
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.030 /sf $17,500 $0.036 /sf $21,000
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
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 250,000 sq ft $0.032 /sf $1,615 $0.038 /sf $1,900
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.030 /sf $8,060 $0.035 /sf $9,400
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.026 /sf $15,000 $0.031 /sf $17,625
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000
Split review: Construction
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 250,000 sq ft $0.011 /sf $540 $0.013 /sf $635
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.010 /sf $2,690 $0.012 /sf $3,100
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.009 /sf $5,000 $0.010 /sf $5,875
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000
Appeals
Complex Credits $800 per credit
Simple Credits $500 per credit
Expedited review $500 per credit
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220 per credit

Building Operations and Maintenance Fees

Operations and Maintenance Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Precertification (Performance path projects only)
Flat fee (per building) $4,000 $5,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Certification Review Rate Minimum Rate Minimum
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): less than 250,000 sq ft $0.038 /sf $1,900 $0.046 /sf $2,250
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 250,000 - 499,999 sq ft $0.035 /sf $9,500 $0.042/sf $11,140
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): 500,000 - 749,999 sq ft $0.030 /sf $17,500 $0.036 /sf $21,000
Project gross floor area (excluding parking): more than 750,000 sq ft Contact GBCI Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000
Appeals
Complex Credits $800 per credit
Simple Credits $500 per credit
Expedited review $500 per credit
Formal Inquiries
Project CIRs $220 per credit

Neighborhood Development Fees

Neighborhood and Development Fees First 20 Acres 21-100 Acres More than 100 Acres
Registration $1,500 (for all)
Smart Location and Linkage (SLL) Prerequisite Review (Optional for LEED v2009) $2,250 (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000 (for all)
Smart Location and Linkage (SLL) and Neighborhood Pattern and Design (NPD) Prerequisite Review (Optional for LEED v4) $5,000 (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $5,000 (for all)
Initial Stage Review $18,000 $350 per acre Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 30-35 business days to 15-17, available based on GBCI review capacity) $25,000 (for all)
Subsequent Stage Review $10,000 $350 per acre Contact GBCI
Expedited review (reduce from 30-35 business days to 15-17, available based on GBCI review capacity) $15,000 (for all)
Appeals $500 per credit (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $500 per credit (for all)

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

All projects are subject to the Initial Stage Review fee, which includes both a Preliminary and Final Review with GBCI. Projects are only subject to a Subsequent Stage Review fee if they have previously successfully completed a stage of LEED ND certification and are returning for another round of review.

Homes Fees

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

Residential Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Single Family (Cost per Home)
Registration (1-25 homes) $150 $225
Registration (> 25 homes) $50 $125
Certification (1 home) $225 $300
Certification (per batch submittal) $175 per batch $225 per batch
plus $50 per home plus $75 per home
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $1,000 per project
Appeals $175 per project
Formal Inquiries (Project CIRs) $220 per credit
Multifamily
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Certification (0-49 Units) $0.035 per sf $0.045 per sf
Certification (> 50 Units) $0.030 per sf $0.040 per sf
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) $10,000 per project
Appeals
Complex credits $800 per credit
Simple credits $500 per credit
Expedited review $500 per credit
Formal inquiries
Project CIRs $220 per credit

Campus Fees

Campus Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings
CAMPUS APPROACH (MASTER SITE)
Master Site registration $1,200 $900 $300
Each individual on-campus project registration $1,200 per building or space $900 per building or space $300 per building or space
Precertification Review (optional, LEED CS only)
Master Site Cannot be submitted for precertification
Each individual on-campus project $4,250 $3,250 $1,000
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

*Registration, precertification review (CS only) and certification review fees for group projects are equivalent to what would be charged if each building or space within the group were registered and reviewed as a separate LEED project. However, fees for appeals and formal inquiries are assessed per group project, not per building or space within the group.

 
All projects (campus and GROUP)
Appeals
Complex credits $800 per credit
All other credits $500 per credit
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on GBCI review capacity) + $500/credit

Volume Program Fees

Volume Fees

Gold and Platinum Level Members*
Program Admission Fee $10,000
Prototype Fee $30,000
Volume Projects Fee
Projects 1-3 $2,000 per project
Projects 4+ $2,000 maximum per project
Additional Fees or SERVICES
Additional credit, re-precertified credit, additional credit approach, appeal, or CIR Review (prototype) $1,000
Individual credit, appeal, or CIR Review (volume project) $500
Additional or customized training $5,000 per training
Remediation plan (if required) $5,000

*Contact us for pricing for organizational or silver level members, or for non-members.