Green Villa or Green Building?

Which Program is Right for You?

The IGLA Residential “Tropical Green Building” Certification Program was developed in 2008. This program was developed primarily to encourage the construction of environmentally responsible and sustainable residences that are in harmony and balance with St. John’s awesome natural beauty! This program’s major emphasis is to provide environmental guidelines and recommendations for the site planning and physical construction of residences. Certification under this program is most appropriate for private residences and it is also applicable for rental villas.

Download the Tropical Green Building Checklist

The IGLA “Green Villa” Membership Program, is an expansion of the “Tropical Green Building” Certification Program, to include all aspects of environmentally responsible green living including villa operations, management, maintenance and use. The 1000+ rental villas and private residences and their occupants have a huge environmental footprint on St. John. Rental villas are the primary focus of this program.

Check out the Green Villa checklist

Program certification fees:

The “Tropical Green Building “Certification Program has a onetime fee of $700. A 50% non-refundable application fee and the remaining 50% upon certification, after inspection.

The Green Villa” Certification Program is renewed annually. Fees range from $200 to $250 per villa. The “greener” the villa, i.e. the higher it rates on the checklist, the lower the fee.

Thank you for your interest in Green Certification, IGLA looks forward to working with you for certification. Please contact us: