IREM Certified Sustainable Property (CSP)

Straightforward green building certification

You’ve already made changes to advance sustainability in the properties you manage. Want to do even more? It’s time to look into the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property certification.

The IREM CSP is applicable to a wide variety of properties. The process is understandable and actionable, so not only can you do it, but you can do it on your own. It’s likely that you’re already implementing many of the required practices. It’s more affordable than you might expect too. If it’s something you’ve thought about in the past, now’s the time to act.

Benefits of a CSP:

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

Application Fee

While the IREM CSP is a highly valued certification, it’s more affordable than you might think, on par with or less than other certifications. And the earn-back for most properties covers the cost.

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

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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


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. And you can get customized certification materials once your properties are enrolled.

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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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