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IREM Certified Sustainable Property Program Materials

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.

How to certify

Overview Sustanability  


Download the overview of the IREM Certified Sustainable Property Certification for details on the certification process.



Use this checklist to track the requirements and activity points as you earn them. Submit the completed checklist along with your application.

Office Checklist
Multifamily Checklist
Shopping Center Checklist


Choose the workbook for your property type. The workbook is a comprehensive guide that will walk you through all the baseline requirements and activities across the five sustainability categories. Complete the pages in the workbook to submit along with your application.

Office Workbook
Multifamily Workbook
Shopping Center Workbook

Document List

You may use other documents in addition to or instead of workbook pages to meet the sustainability requirements and activities. This list describes the documents that will be accepted in lieu of the workbook.

Office Document List     
Multifamily Document List
Shopping Center Document List

Additional Resources

Green per sf ft

The IREM Sustainability platform is a tool to help you operate more energy-efficient and sustainable properties.


Members of the 2030 Districts® Network are eligible for benefits from IREM, including discounts on our Deep Retrofit Value series of courses.



Send the completed application 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. We will send a confirmation email once we receive your application. If you do not receive your confirmation email within 48 hours, please contact us.

The cost to apply for certification is $800 for non-members or $400 for IREM members or AMO firms.


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