Jan 16, 2014 3:00 PM  PST

Rater Updates: New Certificates, Payment Reminders, NZE Projects

March/April | 2014

3 Updates for Version 6.0 New Home

Dear Raters:
Build It Green staff are working hard to make GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 a great experience for you and your clients.

  • Tracking System Updates: By March 28, the Tracking System will accept NHMF Version 6.0 applications. The website will be down briefly while we make this update. Watch for an announcement on the login page at greenpointratedtracking.org.
  • New certificates and recognition letters: We've updated the letters of recognition for homeowners, describing the benefits of their GreenPoint Rated label. A new version of the Certificate of Evaluation also helps you and your customers understand the high-performance features of a new home. The document displays the home's certification level -- gold, silver, etc. -- projected savings, and breakdown of points across the five GreenPoint Rated categories.
  • Common Rating Tools web page: To streamline the rating process, we're updating this web page with Version 6.0 video tutorials to guide you through the DCF, updates to the Program Policy and Procedures (PPP) Handbook, a library of vetted Innovation measures, GPR logos, and the current fee schedule among other useful documents.

Payment Reminders and Best Practices

Reminder: The Rater is ultimately responsible for getting project application fees paid. Your client will receive an invoice if you put their information in as the Billing Contact. Initial application reviews and final certificates will not be issued unless project fees have been paid.

Best Practices:

  1. Do not send a check before
    starting an application.

  2. Do not send a check without an attached invoice.

  3. Reference your unique GPR ID number on the check.

Tracking System Error: Final Submittals

Please be aware that our Tracking System has a two-hour integration delay with Build It Green’s database. Because of this delay, an error message appears when the Rater hits "Apply." Our web development team is working to address this; until the issue is fixed, please wait at least two hours before calling us. If you are still receiving the error after two hours, please send an email to greenpointrated@builditgreen.org.

Thank you for your patience.

Share Your Net Zero Energy Projects

If you've completed or are working on any NZE projects, we want to know! Please send a brief note to us at greenpointrated@builditgreen.org.

Rater Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 22 | 3:30 – 5:30 pm | Register Now

Interested in Energy Modeling? Join us for this informative webinar with Sean Feurtado, Build It Green’s energy modeling guru. After you register, you will receive an email with the gotomeeting login information. Use this phone number and unique access code when you call in on the day of the meeting.

View the Meeting Archive


GreenPoint Rated Project Totals

  January February Total to Date
Number of Certified New Home Single Family Units 151 738 11,172
Number of Certified New Home
Multifamily Units
115 136 10,964
Number of Certified Existing Home Single Family Units 0 0 647
Number of Certified Existing Home Multifamily Units 0 0 864
Total Certified
266 874 23,647

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Source: Build It Green  

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