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IREM certifies office properties, multifamily communities, and shopping centers.

Overview

We will help guide you through all aspects of the certification process. Our materials are designed to answer any questions you may have in your property’s journey to certification.  You’ll know exactly where your property stands from eligibility for certification to detailing each requirement necessary, with helpful guides, spreadsheets, and expert assistance along the way.

Our FAQ page answers the most frequently asked questions about the certification process.

How to certify

Download materials
Complete 15 baseline requirements
Accumulate 62 points across 5 categories
Apply for the certification and pay your application fee
  1. Download materials
  2. Complete 15 baseline requirements
  3. Accumulate 62 points across 5 categories
  4. Apply for the certification and pay your application fee

Checklists and Forms:

Use the checklist and forms for your property type to complete and track requirements and activity points. Return the final checklist and completed forms with your application. Forms list alternative documentation that IREM will accept with your application.

If you have any issues with the checklists or forms, contact IREM at sustainability@irem.org.

Questions

Email us at sustainability@irem.org or call (800) 837-0706 if you have questions about the certification process.

If you have additional questions be sure to check out our FAQ page.

Application

Send the completed  application Information with supporting materials to:

Attn: Sustainability
IREM 
430 N Michigan Ave, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Or you may email your application and materials to sustainability@irem.org.

Note: The total size of email attachments must be less than 20MB. A confirmation email will be sent once your application is received. If you do not receive your confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact us.

The cost to apply for certification is $1,100 for non-members or $660 for IREM members and AMO firms.

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