How Much Does Greenroads Cost?

This is everyone's favorite question.

The Board of Directors adopted new pricing for registration effective October 1, 2016. Registration fees have changed to include required training and project support and to allow for extended duration terms of Registration.

Registration and Project Support Fees

All projects must Register to participate and maintain active Registration throughout the entire duration of the project's construction period plus 90 days past final completion and acceptance. Registration terms are a maximum of 3 years or as customized for a specific project. A maximum of 3 years, renewable at the end of term, is recommended for most projects.

Scopes of Registration and Project Support are available here

Domestic Project Registration Fees

Years to NTP More than 3 Between 1-3 Less than 1
Status Prospective Committed Active
1st Year $495 $1995 $4995
Add'l years $500 $500 $500
Certification Eligible No Yes Yes*
Minimum Term 1 year 1 year 1 year
Maximum Term* 3 years 3 years Date of application + length of construction + 90 days

Please note that Certification may not be immediately available to all Registrations.

*Additional eligibility conditions may apply for projects that are near to or have started construction. Expedite fees will also apply for projects that Register later than Notice to Proceed..

Certification and Pilot Rating fees are not included. Additional training and support is also available for separate fees.

There is no obligation for a Registered Project to pursue a Rating (however, that is the most common goal). If you wish to see your Project in the Directory, and get support while you are learning to implement sustainability on your project or only on a few credits, Registration and Project Support is the way to go. You can opt-in for a Rating at any time once Registered.

Additional Project Support Options

  • Free Guidance on the Greenroads Blog
  • Free Support Toolbox, including credit templates and calculators for credits
  • Ask Dr. Greenroads Support Question - $140 for Members, $175 for Non-Members
  • Strategic Programming Support - $140 for Members, $175 for Non-Members, Free to Member Agencies

We also offer a variety of support options for Members only based on the level of Membership. Membership is recommended for all project team members and provides access to our outstanding sustainable transportation education program for all staff.

For agencies seeking help with institutionalizing Greenroads best practices themselves, we recommend our Greenroads Signature Community membership and benchmarking program.

For agencies seeking policy or planning support for multiple projects through design and delivery, we recommend our Forevergreen Agency membership and committing to have an accredited Greenroads Sustainable Transportation Professional on your staff.

Certification: Fee Estimate (Approximate)

We base our Certification fees on the size of the Project (measured by the design fees + engineer's estimate of the construction contract price + associated right-of-way costs). This is the fairest indicator that we found industry-wide that adequately represents the complexity of the project and the amount of our time that your team will need us to invest in you for you to be successful with Greenroads.

Enter the estimated or actual construction value of the project below in US dollars to get a quick estimate of the fee for certification. We strongly recommend that you fill out the free screening application before relying on this tool so that we can help give you a more accurate estimate of the certification cost, especially if you have a complex project with several segments or phases.

For budgeting purposes, determine you Registration and Project Support rate and multiply it by the number of years you will be registered from early design through the end of construction (you can prorate by whole months) and add the number computed below based on your estimate. You will also want to include a contingency if you are budgeting early in project development. We are happy to provide a formal Not-To-Exceed estimate on request with an application.

USA Pilot Project Fees

PIlot Project Assessments may be done at any time by any project anywhere. The fees listed below do not include travel or Registration and Project Support fees. A minimum of 1 year Prospective Registration is required for Pilot Projects.
  • Pilot Project <$15 million USD - $2,500 domestic/$3,250 international
  • Pilot Project $15+ million USD - $5,000 domestic/$6,500 international
Registered Pilot Projects include the following deliverables: a 3-year listing in the Greenroads Project Directory, access to the Project Workspace for uploading documents, a scorecard detailing your Project's performance snapshot as-is and its potential (as presented to Greenroads) with brief feedback on each credit, a short presentation of your results, a case study page in our project portfolio, and limited 3-year term to use of the Greenroads Pilot Project Logo on your project (such as a sign and marketing materials).
 
If you would like a technical report with your Assessment, prices are 4 times more for domestic projects and 6 times more for international projects per project. They include original research by Greenroads expressly for your Project and include a set of personalized recommendations for the Owner and Project Team.

International Pilot Program Fees

Certification is currently available in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. For international organizations looking to get involved, Pilot Project Assessments are the place to start.
 
Before Certification of any project is permitted in any country, we require a substantial amount of actual project data to be collected and tested through a formal Greenroads Pilot Program. A PIlot Program consists of multiple Pilot Projects that represent a good mix of the types of transportation construction works going on in a particular place in the world. We can prepare a customized Pilot Program and scope for you.
 
If you would like to participate in our ongoing international PIlot Programs in Taiwan, South Africa, Norway, Iceland, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel please contact us. We are looking for additional industry, agency, and academic partners to expand the studies there.
 
The investment required in an international pilot program may be up to $250,000 USD in time and money invested for ratings, will last approximately 3-4 years, and works best as owner-sponsored research in partnership with a local university. The necessary depth, number of projects, and duration of PIlot Programs varies substantially between countries. The result is a calibrated Rating System tool with locally validated referenced standards that can be used for Certification, and a set of local case studies.
 
If you are interested in becoming an academic partner with Greenroads please contact us to learn more, or become a collaborator and join as a non-profit partner.

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