Each entity with a contract for a Green-e Climate or Green-e Energy certified product (a program "Participant") is required to pay annual fees, and if applicable, additional fees, to CRS based on the number and type of certified products, as described in Appendix C - Certification Fee Structure for Green-e Climate and Green-e Energy.
Annual fees are paid to CRS on an annual calendar year basis, and cover certification through December 31 of that year. Fees are due on January 1 of the year of certification or at the time the contract is signed. If the Effective Date of the contract is September 1 or later then the full base fee is billed in the first year, and the second year’s base fee is reduced to 75% of the normal annual base fee. Where a Participant offers both Green-e Climate certified products and Green-e Energy certified products, fees are assessed separately for each program.