IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP)

Straightforward green building certification

The IREM® CSP (Certified Sustainable Property) certification is applicable to a wide variety of properties. No matter your property type, the CSP application process is understandable and actionable, giving you the ability to complete it on your own.

If you're searching for a sustainable property certification, it's likely that you’re already implementing many of the required practices. It's more affordable than you might expect, too.

Benefits of a CSP:

  • Recognition for supporting sustainability and planetary health
  • Improved Net Operating Income
  • Enhanced ESG reporting
  • Appeal to tenants and residents

Annual deadlines

New Certification priority deadline: November 1

  • All qualifying applications for first-time certification submitted by November 1 are guaranteed certification dates for the year in which they’re submitted.

Recertification deadline: December 31

  • Recertification is required every three years by December 31

Application fee

  • $730 for IREM Members and AMO Firms
  • $1210 for Non-Member Individuals and Companies

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A cost-effective and streamlined certification

Considered to be a cost-effective and streamlined certification process, IREM’s CSP focuses on existing buildings and recognizes excellence in property operations and performance based on aspects like energy, water, health, recycling, and procurement.

LEED- and ENERGY STAR- certified properties are eligible to fast-track to the CSP.


IREM Certified Volume Sustainable Property Program

If you’re interested in certifying a portfolio of properties, consider enrolling in the IREM Certified Sustainable Property Volume Program. It streamlines the application process because you can cover multiple properties at the same time.

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Made possible by a generous grant from Yardi

The IREM CSP Program is supported by a Yardi Energy Efficiency Grant. Thanks to Yardi, sustainability efforts in property management will continue far into the future.

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Disclaimer of legal liability

The IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP) program is a voluntary program that provides sustainability best practices and evaluation. Participation is open to all properties that meet program requirements as represented to IREM by program applicants. IREM makes no guarantee on the actual sustainability performance of a certified property at any particular time, and IREM takes no responsibility for claims about property performance, value, or insurability based on certification under the IREM CSP program.

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