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Philippines

  • EDGE certification services in the Philippines are provided exclusively by the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI), which is a non-profit, voluntary group of professional associations involved with the built environment who share a common concern on the impacts of global warming and climate change.

EDGE in the Philippines

EDGE certification services in the Philippines are offered by the by the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI), GBCI, and thinkstep-SGS. Learn more about these providers and view their certification rates to see how they would apply to one of your upcoming projects:

Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI) is a non-profit, voluntary group of professional associations involved with the built environment who share a common concern on the impacts of global warming and climate change.

GBCI provides EDGE certification.

GBCI is the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally through rating systems such as LEED, WELL, GRESB, SITES, PEER and EDGE.

thinkstep-SGS provides EDGE certification.

thinkstep and SGS collaborate to set the global benchmark for quality and integrity as providers of independent oversight for professional credentialing and project certification programs, including EDGE.

Philippine Green Building Initiative

Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI)
Architectural Center Club (ACCI)
6082, R. Palma St., Rockwell,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
+632 7285895
Email

GBCI

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
2101 L Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20037
+1 202 828 1145
Email

thinkstep-SGS

thinkstep-SGS
The thinkstep-SGS consortium has offices in nearly every country in the world. Get in touch with their global team by phone or email.
+44 203 473 8758
Email

Certification Pricing by the Philippine Green Building Initiative (PGBI):*

EDGE certification in the Philippines includes a registration fee and a certification cost that is calculated based on the total number of square meters of the project. All pricing is exclusive of 12% VAT. Residential buildings less that 200 M2 will have a registration fee of $100 and a certification cost of $450. Special arrangements are available for socialized and economic housing development projects.

All BuildingsLess than 5,000m25,000m2 to less than 15,000m215,000m2 to less than 30,000m2More than 30,000m2
Registration Fee$200$200
$200$200
Certification Cost$3,000$4,000$5,000$5,000 plus $0.25/M2 in excess of 30,000M2

*Note that the cost of hiring an auditor is subject to final agreement between the auditor and the client. Hiring an auditor is required to complete the EDGE certification process.

Certification Pricing by GBCI:*

Register all the buildings at your site now for one low fee of $300. GBCI offers free online EDGE training in English for up to two project team members for each registered EDGE project.

Registration
Per Project Site: $300

By choosing to work with GBCI you are able to select and contract your own local EDGE Auditor from our list. Competitive pricing and the potential to save on travel costs make EDGE certification even more affordable. Calculate your certification fee for each building based on its floor area (excluding parking).

CertificationPrice (per square meter, excluding parking)Minimum
0-25,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$0.27$2,250
25,000-50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$0.22$6,750
> 50,000 FLOOR AREA (SQM)$11,000 Flat Fee

*Certification pricing includes both design and construction stages. Note that hiring a local auditor is required and is in addition to the cost of certification. View the contact list of GBCI-trained EDGE Auditors and reach out for a competitive quote. GBCI can also assign an Auditor for your project if you wish. Contact GBCI for custom pricing if you have multiple buildings or any single building that is over 75,000 square meters.

Certification Pricing by thinkstep-SGS:*

Register your project with thinkstep-SGS for $300. thinkstep-SGS provides a complete “one-stop-shop” for EDGE certification, supporting clients from assessment straight through to final certification.

Registration
Per Project Site: $300

The fees below represent the total cost for a standard project, including travel and other ancillary expenses. A discount applies if there is an EDGE Expert on the project team, or for multiple project registrations. Basic assessment support can also be provided by an EDGE Expert Partner at no additional cost.

Project TypeCertificationDesign AuditFinal AuditTotal
Residential (single-family housing developments or apartment buildings with up to 100 units and up to three house/apartment types).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400
Commercial (buildings with a single-end use, including hotels, retail, offices, and hospitals).$2,400$4,000$4,000$10,400

*For multi-use buildings, residential buildings with more than 100 units and/or more than three unit types, or complex projects with multiple buildings or phases, contact edge@thinkstep.com for custom pricing.

Certify your project in three easy steps with the EDGE App.

1. Register

Create your project, receive a quote, and send the required payment.

2. Submit

Upload compliance documentation and submit your project.

3. Certify

Win certification to better market your project to customers.

Understand the exact cost of certification in advance.

EDGE green building certification has two stages: design and construction. Each stage mirrors the other, except that a site audit is required at the construction stage. Upon completion of the design stage, a preliminary EDGE certificate is awarded, which enables marketability of your project with the EDGE brand. Upon completion of the construction stage, a final EDGE certificate is awarded. The cost of certification covers both stages. If your project is already built, only the construction stage of certification is required.

The first step towards certification is to create your project within the EDGE App. While it’s possible to calculate a rough estimate from the pricing chart, you may wish to receive a quote for a precise figure before entering your project within EDGE.

For more detailed questions regarding certification in Philippines, email the Philippine Green Building Initiative.

Consider hiring an EDGE Expert for your project.

You may wish to hire an EDGE Expert depending on the size and complexity of your project and whether you are new to EDGE. EDGE Experts are trained and accredited professionals who provide advice on green design and help prepare your project’s application for certification. They are your go-to resource for your project team to better understand the EDGE software, standard and certification system.

To find your EDGE Expert today, visit EDGE Experts Around the World.

Note that hiring an EDGE Expert is not a requirement of EDGE certification.

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