August | 2013
Help Shape the Future of
GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0
Now is the time to help shape the future of residential green building in California. Build It Green is seeking your expert input on the new GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 manuals and checklists during our public comment period, Aug. 1-31.
Version 6.0 includes changes that increase alignment and consistency across the four GreenPoint Rated systems. The draft materials will be finalized on Oct. 1, 2013, and the new Version will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, in conjunction with the updated California Building Code. GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 will continue to reflect the leading edge of green building practices and certify buildings that go above and beyond the new CALGreen code.
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Get Exposure With Builders:
Sponsor the Green Products Expo
Green product manufacturers and service providers: Want to showcase your latest offerings to builders and developers? Become a sponsor or exhibitor at Build It Green's upcoming Green Products Expo on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Emeryville, CA.
In this invite-only, exposition-style event, you'll have an opportunity to network with California's production homebuilders—single family, affordable & multifamily builders, architects, and contractors. You can showcase and educate builders on your new products and services that meet the new rigorous 2013 energy & CALGreen codes, and associate your brand with Build It Green, one of the most trusted green building organizations in California.
For details on sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, contact Karis Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-590-3360, Ext. 140.
New Online Payment System for
GreenPoint Rated Projects
GreenPoint Raters and Advisors: You can save time and streamline your certification processes with the new online payment system now available through the GreenPoint Rated Tracking System.
Our new system enables you to generate an invoice and pay by credit card or later by check. Log in to try it with your projects!
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Introducing the AC Quality Care Rebate Program
Build It Green is proud to play a key role in the implementation of PG&E's AC Quality Care Program. The program will provide homeowners with heating and cooling system assessments and rebates for upgrades.
AC Quality Care offers an opportunity for contractors to differential their companies as leaders in the growing field of comprehensive and long-term HVAC service. Participating contractors receive free training and ongoing support from Build It Green.
The program is now open to qualified C20 HVAC contractors operating in PG&E's service territory who meet the standards of the program and sign a participation agreement.
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New GreenPoint Rated Fee Structure
As of today, Aug. 6, the revised GreenPoint Rated fee structure is now in effect, and all projects submitted today and beyond are subject to the new structure. Click to view a comparison table showing the previous fee structure and revised fee structure.
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Check the Build It Green events calendar for all upcoming workshops, classes, webinars, networking events, and trainings