Program Highlights

  • Third-party field verification and diagnostic testing
  • Modest project registration costs
  • Program designed and implemented by building science experts
  • Streamlined verification process
  • Building efficiencies confirmed using COMcheck

Project Registration Fees:

  • ≤10,000 ft²: $2,000.00
  • 10,000 ft² to ≤30,000 ft²: $4,000.00
  • >30,000 ft² to ≤50,000 ft²: $6,000.00
  • >50,000 ft² to ≤80,000 ft²: $8,000.00

Project registration fees based on finished condition square footage

ECLC Technical Advisors:


Learn more about the certification process

EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC)

East Point City Hall, ECLC – Platinum

EarthCraft Light Commercial (ECLC) is a green building certification program for resource responsible design and construction practices for small-scale, or “light,” commercial buildings. The program focuses on site planning, energy and water efficiency, building durability, and improved occupant health and comfort. EarthCraft Light Commercial is best suited for commercial building projects sized 50,000 square feet or less, however projects up to 80,000 square feet may be considered for the program once HVAC plans have been considered.

EarthCraft Light Commercial v2.1 Guidelines
EarthCraft Light Commercial v2.1 Worksheet


Oak Brewpub, ECLC FitOut – Certified

ECLC FitOut certification is targeted for restaurants, shops, or smaller office spaces that move into already existing commercial spaces. The certification is designed to bring energy and water efficiency, as well as building durability and improved indoor air quality, to the space through an accessible and streamlined process.

ECLC FitOut Worksheet
ECLC FitOut Guidelines

ECLC Ready

Emory Point, ECLC Ready – Certified

This certification is designed for property owners working within commercial spaces who would like to take advantage of energy and water savings. ECLC Ready provides a pathway for commercial builder owners to seek and achieve their own third-party recognition through the ECLC program.

ECLC Ready Worksheet
ECLC Ready Guidelines

Additional Program Costs:

To officially begin an ECLC project, each project must be registered prior to the Pre-Drywall Inspection. The registration fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the project will be certified. Registering an EarthCraft project does not include any additional fees as outlined by EarthCraft TAs or any additional technical assistance.

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