With the new code cycle going into effect at the beginning of 2023, Build It Green has been hard at work drafting updates for the GreenPoint Rated New Home Program. Read below to learn more about the proposed changes and share your feedback with the team!
GreenPoint Rated is the most trusted home rating system in California with more than 93,000 certified units. GreenPoint Rated New Home, Version 9.0 will offer certification for buildings that go beyond code and will provide innovative pathways for buildings to achieve California’s long-term net zero energy and low carbon homes goals. This version goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023 and will be applicable to all projects permitted under 2022 building code.
In our approach to updating the program this year, we kept a few goals, intents, and purposes in mind:
GreenPoint Rated New Home version 9.0 clarifies existing code, incorporates upcoming code changes, and anticipates future code. Proposed changes include the following:
The draft checklists below provide a full list of measure changes and revisions, including additions, deletions, point total changes, and notes that give context on what was changed and why. Please review each below and share your feedback!
We update the program not only to stay up to date with best practices and changing code, but also to improve the effectiveness and clarity of measures for Raters and other users of the program. Input from Raters is a key part of this process. We have not finalized any measures of manual language changes yet, so sharing your feedback on the draft checklist is your opportunity to contribute! It is also an opportunity to look ahead to what will be changing in the future in order to guide your clients.
We invite you to review the checklist and provide feedback, suggestions and input via the form below!