IREM Certified Sustainable Property

This application will download as a PDF. When you open it, right click and then click “Save As” to save to your computer. Once saved, then begin completing the application. If you start completing it in your browser, you will lose your data.

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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



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

Office Checklist
Multifamily Checklist
Shopping Center Checklist

Office Forms
Multifamily Forms
Shopping Center Forms



Send the completed  application Income Expense with supporting materials to:

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

Or you may email your application and materials to

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.



Email us at or call (800) 837-0706 ext.6096 if you have questions about the certification process.

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


Additional Resources

Measure What You Manage: Insights from the IREM Energy Efficiency Survey

IREM Energy Efficiency Survey


Building Performance That Pays: Insights from the First IREM Energy Efficiency Survey

Building Performance

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