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Choose which LEED rating system best suits your project.

Applies to buildings that are being newly constructed or going through a major renovation:

New Construction  |  Core and Shell  |  Schools  |  Retail  |  Healthcare  |  Data Centers  |  Hospitality  |  Warehouses and Distribution Centers

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Applies to projects that are a complete interior fit-out:

Commercial Interiors   |  Retail  |  Hospitality

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Applies to existing buildings that are undergoing improvement work or little to no construction:

Existing Buildings  |  Data Centers  |  Warehouses and Distribution Centers  |  Hospitality  |  Schools  |  Retail

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Applies to new land development projects or redevelopment projects containing residential uses, nonresidential uses, or a mix. Projects can be at any stage of the development process, from conceptual planning to construction:

Plan  |  Project

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Applies to single family homes, low-rise multi-family (one to three stories), or mid-rise multi-family (four to six stories):

Homes and Multifamily Lowrise   |  Multifamily Midrise

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  1. 1

    Register your project to begin the LEED certification process.

    Once you submit the registration form and payment, your project will be accessible in LEED Online, where you’ll have access to a variety of tools and resources necessary to apply for LEED certification. From here you can assemble your project team and the documentation process begins. Have questions? Contact us.

    Register in LEED Online
  2. 2

    Prepare your application.

    Now you're ready to identify specific LEED credits to pursue, collect information and prepare documentation to include with an application for certification. Completed materials can be uploaded directly into LEED Online. Double-check each credit to confirm details have been entered accurately and consistently.

    Read The Guide to Certification
  3. 3

    Submit your application.

    BD+C and ID+C projects can opt to split the standard review (called a split review), which allows teams to submit their application in two parts: once for design credits and once for construction credits.

    Preliminary Design Review

    The application can include any or all Design Credits that the team wishes to pursue.

    Final Design Review (optional)

    Reviewers will evaluate clarifications submitted for credits reviewed in the Preliminary Design Review.

    Preliminary Construction Review

    The application should include all construction phase credits, and may include Design phase credits not submitted in a previous phase.

    Final Construction Review (optional)

    Reviewers will evaluate clarifications submitted for credits reviewed in the Preliminary Construction Review.

Certification is the final step in the LEED review process.

There are four levels of certification - the number of points a project earns determines the level of LEED certification that the project will receive. Typical certification thresholds are:

  • Certified 40-49 Points
  • Silver 50-59 Points
  • Gold 60-79 Points
  • Platinum 80+ Points

Please refer to the relevant Guide to Certification for the thresholds that apply to your specific project.

How much will it cost to certify your project?

LEED certification provides an exceptional value for your money.

There is a flat registration fee that is paid up front at the time of registration. The certification fee is based on the size of the project and the rating system that the project was registered under. Certification fees are paid at the time a project team submits their application for review.

Building Design and Construction Fees

Organizational
Level or
Non-members
Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings

Registration

$1,200 $900 $300

Certification Fees

Starting at $2,750 Starting at $2,250 $500+

Find more detailed fee tables in the Guide to Certification.

Interior Design and Construction Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings

Registration

$1,200 $900 $300

Certification Fees

Starting at $2,750 Starting at $2,250 $500+

Find more detailed fee tables in the Guide to Certification.

Operations and Maintenance Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings

Registration

$1,200 $900 $300

Certification Fees

Starting at $2000 Starting at $1500 $500+

Find more detailed fee tables in the Guide to Certification.

Neighborhood Development Fees

First 20 acres Per acre over 20

Registration

$1,500

Certification Fees

Starting at $18,000 + $350

Projects larger than 320 acres must contact GBCI about pricing. Find more detailed fee tables in the Guide to Certification.

Homes Fees

Organizational Level or Non-members Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Member Savings

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


Registration discounts for multiple single family home projects and certification discounts for multi-family projects are available. See detailed fee table for more information.

Single Family Housing (cost per home, up to 9 projects)

Registration

$225 $150 $75+

Certification (per batch submittal)

$300 $225 $75
Low-Rise Multi-Family Housing (cost per building, less then 50 units)

Registration

$900 $750 $150

Certification

$0.045 psf $0.035 psf $0.010 psf+
Mid-Rise Multi-Family Housing (cost per building, less then 50 units)

Registration

$1,050 $900 $150

Certification

$0.045 psf $0.035 psf $0.010 psf+

Find more detailed fee tables in the Guide to Certification.

Find the right tools for your project.

Reference Guide

Navigate your LEED project from registration through certification with LEED Reference Guides

LEED programs help you do more.

Who It’s For
Organizations planning to certify an entire portfolio of building projects (25 or more) using the BD+C, ID+C, or O+M rating systems.

The Benefits
A simplified, speedier process. Volume is designed for uniformity—prototypes that are identical in design or operations.

Savings
During the final review, any new information you’ve provided will be reviewed and you’ll receive a final determination about the credits attempted.

Read The Guide to Certification

Who It’s For
Organizations planning to certify multiple buildings on a single campus site and under the control of a single entity (like a corporate or educational campus, or a commercial development) using BD+C, ID+C, or O+M rating systems.

The benefits
A simplified, speedier process. Cost savings.

Read the Application Guidance

Who It’s For
O+M projects with an initial O+M certification. Projects must recertify within five years of the previous O+M certification and are eligible to recertify as often as every 12 months.

How to recertify
If your project has already been certified and you’re seeking recertification, you’ll need to proceed through the registration process as though the project were being newly registered

Read the Recertification Guidance