Selina Holmes

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

In December, GBCI will launch a new pricing schedule for LEED registration and certification across all active versions. The new pricing includes full access to the brand new Arc platform, which was announced at this year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo.

Arc is a green building performance platform that is fully integrated with LEED online and will allow any building, whether LEED certified or not, to immediately start measuring performance, making improvements and benchmarking against itself.

In order to lock in the current LEED registration rates and also receive access to Arc, projects must register by Dec. 1, 2016 and pay on time.* And to lock in the current LEED certification rates, projects must complete certification or pre-pay certification fees before March 1, 2017 (within 90 days of the update).* As always, GBCI is committed to customer excellence, and if you need additional time to pre-pay your project fees, please reach out to us.

Projects that register after Dec. 1, 2016 will follow the new fees schedule for both registration and certification.

Key changes include:

  • $300 increase for project registration
  • New residential pricing and updated options for residential projects pursuing appeals
  • New minimum thresholds introduced for fees
  • All currently registered and certified LEED projects will have automatic access to Arc as of Dec. 1, 2016.
  • Optimized pricing considerations for large-scale projects, portfolios and campus and volume program participants

This is the first price increase since 2010. Have questions? Contact us for more information, and our team will get back to you promptly.

*Note: Payment for registration can be submitted via credit card at the time of registration, or an invoice may be generated to facilitate payment by check, wire or credit card anytime within 60 days of registration. If payment for a LEED project registration is not received within 60 days, the project and its associated data will be deactivated in LEED Online. The project will need to re-register according to the updated fee schedule if it is done after Dec. 1, 2016. This window for payment also applies to certification.

View the updated pricing below. These will go into effect on Dec. 2, 2016.

Building Design and Construction Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Precertification (Core & Shell 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
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 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
Operations and Maintenance Fees Silver, Gold and Platinum Level Members Organizational or non-members
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Initial 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 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)
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