GRIHA Pre-Certification

In accordance with the Office Memorandum by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), Government of India, GRIHA Council has proposed a procedure that will enable fast track environmental clearance through GRIHA pre-certification.

Mapping of EIA submittals with GRIHA submittals


Except for industrial complexes, all buildings - offices, retail malls, institutions, hotels, hospitals, health-care facilities, residences and multifamily high rise buildings - in the pre-design/ design stage are eligible for pre - certification under GRIHA.

  1. For built up area greater than 20,000 sq. mtr

    Projects applying for Environmental Clearance from MoEF are eligible to apply under this category. Please note that it is mandatory to register the project under GRIHA rating after precertification has been awarded.

  2. For built up area less than 20,000 sq. mtr

    Projects can register for GRIHA pre-certification and GRIHA rating at the same time. The registration- cum- rating fee for both the processes must be submitted upfront by the project proponent to complete the registration process.

  1. Registration:On submitting the online Expression of Interest, the project team must submit a proposed development plan for the registered project with a recent date stamped site photographs. GRIHA Council shall then review the feasibility of registering the project for GRIHA pre-certification. Once approved by GRIHA Council, the project can proceed with the payment of registration cum rating fee and precertification process.

  2. Certification fee:GRIHA pre-certification fee is calculated on the built-up area (excluding basement area for parking

    Built-up Area (sqm) Fees
    <= 1,50,000 Rs 1,00,000
    > 1,50,000 <= 4,00,000 Rs 2,00,000
    > 4,00,000 Rs 3,00,000

    Please note that the fee is non-refundable and must be paid upfront on registration of the project for GRIHA pre-certification. The fee includes only one internal and external review.

  3. For registration - .click here

  4. Online submission of documents:All compliance documents are submitted through the online portal on the GRIHA website. The documents must be uploaded under the categories mentioned in the "Document checklist V 3 " | "Document checklist V 2015"

    • Narratives

    • Declaration/certificates

    • Drawings

    • Test reports

    • Other documentation

    • GRIHA checklist

    • Presentation for GRIHA pre-certification (summary of the project)

  5. Submitted documents will be evaluated by GRIHA Council. Criteria wise summary for the project is then submitted to the committee members.
    *A pdf copy of each document needs to be submitted along with the word/dwg file .

  6. Evaluation process:GRIHA Council shall revert with the feedback on the submitted documents within two weeks of online submission. Revised documents may be submitted by the clients within two weeks of receiving comments from GRIHA Council for evaluation by the pre-certification committee. Pre-certification is awarded after approval from the committee along with a detailed compliance report. In case the project is falling short of compliance, a non-compliance report with necessary corrective actions to be taken will be provided to the project proponent/SEIAC by GRIHA Council.

  7. Click here to register your project Register