3RCertified Application Fees

Program fees include all aspects that relate to the application and processing to become certified and maintain status over three years. The main components to certification covered by the application fee are:

  1. Three-year access to online database, which includes the surveys, downloadable Standard Waste Audit Methodology and various reporting tools.
  2. On-site evaluations (initial evaluation with certification and with each annual review).
  3. Certificate (mailed to successful organizations).

 

RCO Member 

   Non-Member

Educational Establishment

$1,650

   $1,750

Hospital

$1,650

   $1,750

Hotels and Motels

$1,850

   $1,950

Industrial (Manufacturing; Light Industrial)   

$1,750

   $1,850

Office Building

$1,850

   $1,950

Restaurant

$1,750

   $1,850

Retail Complex

$2,000

   $2,200

Retail Store

$1,850

   $1,950

Complex – Two Buildings

$2,548

   $2,730

Complex – Three Buildings

 $3,822

   $4,095

Complex – Four Buildings

$5,096

   $5,460


Note: evaluator travel expenses may be charged for locations outside major urban areas. Consult with program management.

 

Building Type Definitions

Office
A property providing environments conducive to the performance of management and administrative activities, accounting, marketing, information processing, consulting, human resources management, financial and insurance services, educational and medical services and other professional services. At least 75% of the interior space is designed and finished to accommodate office usage but the space may include other usage.

Source: NAIOP Terms and Definitions: North American Office and Industrial Market, NAIOP Research Foundation, 2012.

 

Complex
- A group of two or more properties that are contiguous.*
- The buildings must share common management staff and procedures.
- Important: The number of applications is determined by the number of waste audits completed per single or group of building(s).
    + Example 1: three tower complex with two waste rooms and two waste audits conducted. The applicant needs to register for Complex 2 buildings.
    + Example 2: Two-tower complex that conducts one waste audit and has one waste room, should register for single Office Building category.

 

Retail Establishment
Retail Establishment refers to individual stores used to conduct the retail sale of food and/or non-food consumer goods such as clothing, books, toys, sporting goods, office supplies, hardware, and electronics. Buildings containing multiple stores should be classified as enclosed mall, lifestyle center, or strip mall.*

* Source: adapted from ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® Glossary.

- See additional clarification under “II. Freestanding Stores” in Canadian Retail Real Estate Standard, Global Research Network, International Council of Shopping Centres, 2010.
- Single use sporting and entertainment venues may qualify under the Retail Establishment category. Refer to program staff for more information.

* Source: NAIOP Terms and Definitions: North American Office and Industrial Market, NAIOP Research Foundation, 2012

 

Retail Complex
A retail property that is planned, built, owned and managed as a single entity, comprising commercial rental units (CRU) and common areas, and a minimum of three CRUs. On-site parking is also generally provided.*

For the purposes of 3RCertified categorization, Retail Complex includes all properties that are defined under the Traditional and Speciality Shopping Centres categories in Canadian Retail Real Estate Standard, Global Research Network, International Council of Shopping Centres, 2010.**

* Source: adapted from Canadian Retail Real Estate Standard, Global Research Network, International Council of Shopping Centres, 2010.
** Ibid.

- Properties that host multiple uses that include entertainment, sports and retail, sharing common areas and is managed by a single entity may also be categorized under Retail Complex.

Three-year access to online database, which includes reference documents, reporting and surveys.
On-site evaluations (initial evaluation with certification, and with each annual review).
Note: evaluator travel expenses may be charged for locations outside major urban areas. Consult with program management.

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