LEED® Project Fees


Building Design
and Construction


Interior
Design and
Construction

Building
Operations and
Maintenance

Neighbourhood
Development


Homes


Campus


Volume
Program



Registration fees are calculated and paid through the online registration process; receipt of payment determines the date of registration. The certification fee is based on your project's rating system and size; it is calculated and paid when the project team submits documentation for review. For LEED Canada projects, certification fees should be calculated using the Certification fee submittal form, which must be completed and enclosed with payment. For LEED v4 projects, certification fees are calculated and paid within LEED Online. Note that LEED Online does not yet reflect Canadian pricing or member discounts for certification; CaGBC is working to integrate these features. Registration and certification fees are not refundable and may change at any time.

 

Discounts for members:

Member discounts for Registration are determined automatically based on the current CaGBC membership status of the person registering the project online. To be eligible for member discounts on Certification fees, the organization that owns the building (or which occupies the space, in the case of commercial interiors) must be a current Specialist member of the CaGBC. The following exceptions apply:

  • Public-private-partnerships (P3): the organization which owns the building or any organization that is a member of the P3 consortium responsible for financing of the project may qualify the project for member rates. Applies to Building Design and Construction rating systems.

  • Managed and operated under contract: the organization which owns or is responsible for the ongoing management and operation of the building may qualify the project for member rates. Applied to Operations and Maintenance rating systems.
 

Discounts for governments and non-profits:

Project buildings (or spaces, in the case of commercial interiors) that are owned by government and non-profit organizations, as well as all education and healthcare facilities, are eligible for a 10% discount on certification fees. The owner is defined as the organization holding title to the project building and recognized by law as having rights, responsibilities, and ultimate control over the building. The 10% discount is applied to the Specialist members or Advocate members and non-members rates stated below, as applicable.

Building Design and Construction

Applies to LEED Canada and LEED v4

Building Design
and Construction Fees
Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration
Registration $1,500 $1,900
Precertification Review (optional, v4 only)
Flat Fee per building $6,500 $8,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 $10,000
Standard Certification Review
2,500 m2 or less $4,800 $6,500
2,501-25,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.85 $1.15
25,001-150,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.25 $0.30
>150,000 m2 (per additional m2 for certification) $0.15 $0.20
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 2500 m2  $13,000 + 0.07 per square above 2500 m2 
Split Certification Review: Design
2,500 m2 or less $3,890 $5,800
2,501-25,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.45 $0.60
25,001-150,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.13 $0.16
>150,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.08 $0.10
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 2500 m2  $13,000 + 0.07 per square above 2500 m2 
Split Certification Review: Construction 
2,500 m2 or less $3,890 $5,800
2,501-25,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.45 $0.60
25,001-150,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.13 $0.16
>150,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.08 $0.10
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 2500 m2  $13,000 + 0.07 per square above 2500 m2 
Appeals
Complex credits (cost per credit, LEED v4) $1,000
All other credits (cost per credit) $750
Expedited review per credit (cost per credit) $750
Formal Enquiries
Project CIRs $385

For projects of two or more buildings, see Group Certification Approach

 
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Interior Design and Construction

Interior Design
and Construction Fees
Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration
Registration $1,500 $1,900
Combined Certification Review
500 m2 or less $3,200 $4,700
501-11,999 m2 (per additional m2) $1.73 $2.54
12,000 m2 or greater $23,100 $34,000
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 500m2 $13,000 + 0.07 per square metre above 500 m2
Split Certification Review: Design (v4 only)
500 m2 or less $3,100 $3,850
501-11,999 m2 (per additional m2) $0.87 $1.27
12,000 m2 or greater $13,050 $18,460
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 500m2 $13,000 + 0.07 per square metre above 500 m2
Split Certification Review: Construction (v4 only)
500 m2 or less $3,100 $3,850
501-11,999 m2 (per additional m2) $0.87 $1.27
12,000 m2 or greater $13,050 $18,460
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 500m2 $13,000 + 0.07 per square metre above 500 m2
Appeals
Complex credits (cost per credit, LEED v4) $1,000
All other credits (cost per credit) $750
Expedited review per credit (cost per credit) $750
Formal Enquiries
Project CIRs $385
 
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Building Operations and Maintenance

Applies to LEED Canada and LEED v4

Building Operations
and Maintenance Fees
Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration (initial or recertification)
Registration $1,500 $1,900
Precertification (optional, v4 performance path projects only)
Flat Fee per building $6,500 $8,500
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 $10,000
Certification Review (initial or recertification)
2,500 m2 or less $4,800 $6,500
2,501-25,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.85 $1.15
25,001-150,000m2 (per additional m2) $0.25 $0.30
>150,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.15 $0.20
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $10,000 + $0.05 per square metre above 2500 m2  $13,000 + 0.07 per square above 2500 m2
Appeals
Complex credits (cost per credit, LEED v4) $1,000
All other credits (cost per credit) $750
Expedited review per credit (cost per credit) $750
Formal Enquiries
Project CIRs $385

For projects of two or more buildings, see Group Certification Approach

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Neighbourhood Development

Applies to LEED v4

Neighbourhood
and Development Fees
First 20 Acres 21-100 Acres More than 100 Acres
Registration $2,700 (for all)
Smart Location and Linkage (SLL) Prerequisite Review (Optional for LEED v2009) $4,000 (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $9,000 (for all)
Smart Location and Linkage (SLL) and Neighborhood Pattern and Design (NPD) Prerequisite Review (Optional for LEED v4) $9,000 (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $9,000 (for all)
Initial Stage Review $33,000 $650 per acre Contact CaGBC
Expedited review (reduce from 30-35 business days to 15-17, available based on review capacity) $36,000 (for all)
Subsequent Stage Review  $18,000 $650 per acre Contact CaGBC
Expedited review (reduce from 30-35 business days to 15-17, available based on review capacity) $22,000 (for all)
Appeals $750 per credit (for all)
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $750 per credit (for all)

All LEED-ND projects larger than 320 acres must contact CaGBC 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.

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Homes: Single Family Homes

Applies to LEED Canada and LEED v4

Single Family Homes, Townhomes,
Duplexes/Triplexes Fees
Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration (cost per unit)*
<10 units $215 $260
10-24 units $190 $235
25-49 units $160 $205
50-99 units $130 $175
>100 units $100 $145
Certification*
Regular submittal $255 per unit $305 per unit
Batch submittal** $255 per batch +
$75 per unit
$305 per batch +
$115 per unit
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $1500
Appeals $300
Formal Inquiries (Project CIRs) $385

* Free registration and certification is available to affordable homes projects under LEED Canada for Homes 2009
** A batch submittal is 2 or more homes submitted for certification at the same time, using the same project checklist and targetting the same credits

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Homes: Multifamily Lowrise

Applies to LEED Canada and LEED v4

Homes: Multifamily Lowrise Fees Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration*
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Certification*
1,000 m2 or less $900 $1,200
>1,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.50 $0.65
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $1500
Appeals $300
Formal Inquiries (Project CIRs) $385

* Free registration and certification is available to affordable homes projects under LEED Canada for Homes 2009

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Multifamily Midrise

Homes: Multifamily Midrise Fees Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Registration
Registration $1,200 $1,500
Certification
1,000 m2 square feet or less $900 $1,200
>1,000 m2 (per additional m2) $0.50 $0.65
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $1500
Appeals $300
Formal Inquiries (Project CIRs) $385
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Campus

Campus Fees (LEED v4) Specialist members Advocate members and non-members
Campus approach (master site)
Master Site Registration $1,600 $2,200
Each individual on-campus project registration $1,600 per building or space $2,200 per building or space
Precertification Review
Master site Cannot be submitted for precertification
Each individual on-campus project $6,000 $7,700
Combined Review : Design and Construction & Operations and Maintenance
Master Site $2,700 $3,600
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $18,000
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*
Split Review : Design
Master Site $2,100 $2,700
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $9,000
Each individual on-campus project 20% off standard certification fees*
Split Review: Construction
Master Site $900 $1,400
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $9,000
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* $1,500 per building or space within group $1,900 per building or space within group
Group project certification: LEED v4 BD+C and O+M* Standard certification fees as calculated per building or space within the group project
Group project certification: LEED Canada BD+C Certification fees determined by adding total building area, per the Certification Fee Submittal Form.
Group project certification: LEED Canada EB:O&M For projects of two or more buildings using the certification pathways offered by the Application Guide for Multiple Building Projects in LEED Canada EB:O&M, certification fees are calculated at the regular cost for the largest building, plus the incremental cost of each additional building, where each additional building receives a 50% discount (per Certification Fee Submittal Form).
* 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 (cost per credit, LEED v4) $1,500 per credit
All other credits $750 per credit
Expedited review (reduce from 20-25 business days to 10-12, available based on review capacity) $750 per credit
 
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Volume Program

Applies to LEED v4

Volume Fees Specialist members*
Program fees
Program Admission Fee $18,000
Prototype Fee $54,000
Volume Projects Fee
Projects 1-3 (per project) $3,600
Projects 4+ (maximum fee per project) $3,600
Additional Fees or Services
Additional credit, re-precertified credit, additional credit approach, appeal, or CIR Review (protoptype) $1,800
Individual credit, appeal, or CIR Review (volume project) $750
Additional or customized training (per training) $9,000
Remediation plan (if required) $9,000

* Contact us for pricing for Advocate members or for non-members.

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