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2014 GreenPoint Rated Awards

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About the Awards

Each year, Build It Green presents the GreenPoint Rated Awards to recognize the leading building professionals and organizations who are helping to transform the market for green homes by building and remodeling homes to GreenPoint Rated standards for energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor air quality, resource conservation, and livable communities.

The 2014 GreenPoint Rated Awards will be presented at Build It Green’s annual party, The BIG Bash, on December 3rd at Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland.
 

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Awards Categories and Criteria

The GreenPoint Rated Awards are offered in seven categories and based on the following criteria:

Community Builder of the Year, Affordable Builder of the Year, and Custom Builder of the Year

Three awards are presented to a production builder, affordable housing developer and custom builder/ remodeler that demonstrates the following criteria in their projects:
  • Large volume of projects submitted/completed
  • Highest score of homes and/or improvement in score over time
  • Diversity of homes (single family/multifamily, urban/suburban, lower density/higher density)
  • Commitment to GreenPoint Rated
  • Marketing and messaging the benefits of green building and GreenPoint Rated to their clients

Visionary Builder of the Year

One award is presented to a trailblazer in sustainable building who has achieved the following:
  • Innovative systems, practices, and/or design
  • Building a high performing home that advances state goals
  • Commitment to GreenPoint Rated
  • Marketing and messaging the benefits of green building and GreenPoint Rated to their clients

GreenPoint Rater of the Year

One award is presented to an outstanding GreenPoint Rater who demonstrates the following:
  • Large volume of projects submitted/completed
  • Excellent submission and review results
  • Commitment to improving GreenPoint Rated and working with GreenPoint Rated staff
  • Marketing and messaging benefits of green building and GreenPoint Rated
  • Contributions to furthering GreenPoint Rated in their service territory (being an advocate, attending local meetings, training other sectors, etc.)

Green Building Leader in the Public Sector

One award is presented to a public agency that has advanced green building practices within their jurisdiction in the following ways:
  • Demonstrated commitment to green building ordinances and reach codes
  • Level of impact in terms of number of homes/developments affected
  • Level of impact in terms of model ordinance/policy structure
  • Demonstrated commitment to GreenPoint Rated

Home Performance Contractor of the Year

One award is presented to a contractor that has integrated green building and home performance into their business model and has achieved the following:
  • Large volume of home performance jobs
  • Completed GreenPoint Rated homes
  • Capacity to bring clients from home performance and integrate green building practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to educating clients on green building and best practices
  • Includes green and energy efficiency in marketing/ sales of jobs

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Award Winner Promotion

Award winners will be recognized in following ways:
  • Public announcement in November issue of The Green Post, Build It Green’s monthly e-newsletter, The BIG Bash website, and Facebook
  • Winners will be provided a template press release if they choose to promote their recognition
  • Awards presentation and podium time at The BIG Bash
  • Post-BIG Bash press release and article featured on the Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated websites

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Submitting Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations is September 12, 2014.  All nominations must be submitted online through the 2014 GreenPoint Rated Awards Nomination Form.
 

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Timeline

July 1 – October 10: Nominations Period

Nominations are being accepted online via the 2014 GreenPoint Rated Awards Nomination Form.

October 13 – October 17: Review Period

Build It Green and the GreenPoint Rated technical committee will compile all nominees and select a winner in each category. During this time, the nominator may be contacted by phone or email for additional information.

October 20 – October 24: Winners Notified

Build It Green will contact winners by phone and mail.

November 4: Winners Publicly Announced

GreenPoint Rated Award winners will be publicly announced on The Green Post, Build It Green’s monthly e-newsletter, The BIG Bash website, and Facebook.

December 3: Awards presented

Build It Green will present the GreenPoint Rated Awards at The BIG Bash at Preservation Park in Downtown Oakland.
 

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Questions?

Please email your questions to: gprawards@builditgreen.org.