Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, that’s what PEER stands for. Similar to LEED, but in a “completely different” sector, PEER’s certification is the leader when it comes to energy resourcing and administration. Also administered by the GBCI (Green Building Certification Inc.) PEER is a program that seeks to optimize energy efficiency, reliability and resiliency in such a way that projects ranging from public transportation and spaces, to private sector businesses like universities, can have less of an impact on the planet and its habitants.

We have mapped PEER Certification to:

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions
  • Protecting Ecosystems/Low Impact

PEER Certifies:

  • Companies
  • Buildings

Cost to get certified:

Prices vary from registration, pre certification and certification fees. They start at $1,200 usd. USGBC members get special pricing. For more information on costs click here.

Do they perform audits on companies:

Yes, they perform data audits on candidates applying for certification. Data is required by the GBCI annually in order to maintain certification. Further information on the criteria and process for certification can be found in thePEER Guide to Certification.

Standards listed on their website

Yes, several documents providing information support to institutions or buildings interested in getting certified by PEER can be found here.