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Comparing GreenPoint Rated, LEED, and the CALGreen Code 

March 5, 2014

Builders and developers: Build It Green has assembled a set of handy fact sheets to help you understand the differences between major residential green building rating systems and the updated CALGreen code. View charts that show you the measures, pre-requisites and points for the GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0, LEED for Homes Version 4, CALGreen 2013 Tier 1 and CALGreen 2013 Tier 2.

Our fact sheets can help you understand your options to meet a local government's green building ordinance, or make a more informed decision about which rating system or standard will best help you achieve your goals and differentiate you from other builders.

Three separate fact sheets give you increasing levels of detail – see below. This information was reviewed by StopWaste, San Francisco Department of the Environment, Build It Green, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and USGBC California.

Summary Comaprison Summary Comparison (2 pages, pdf)

View this high-level comparison for a quick sense of the differences between the rating systems and CALGreen tiers.
Measures_Comarison Measures Comparison (6 pages, pdf)

This fact sheet offers more detail and lists the individual measures for each category (landscape, foundation, insulation, etc.) within the systems.
Detailed Comparison Detailed Comparison (23 pages, pdf)

This document includes each measure for the systems, as well as notes and a description of what is required.

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