GreenPoint Rated Program Updates

September 14, 2016

Second Public Comment Period Open for GreenPoint Rated Version 7.0 


GreenPoint Rated Version 7.0 is being updated in tandem with updates to California Codes and Regulations and Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). This update also provides an opportunity to add measures to support California's low carbon goals and to respond to climate change issues. Overall, Version 7.0 is a minor update that builds upon the significant update completed for Version 6.0.

The second of two public comment periods for GreenPoint Rated Version 7.0 is now open through September 29. The update will be finalized and released in October 2016, and will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. 

Please review the proposed changes and associated CALGreen Mandatory Measures below:

September 9, 2016

The Public Comment Period Has Ended for GreenPoint Rated Version 7.0

Executive Summary of Proposed Changes
 (3 pages)Thank you for your comments and feedback on the draft version of GreenPoint Rated Version 7.0. A 15-day comment period opens September 12, 2006. It will include the draft checklist and manuals.

GreenPointed Rated is California’s most trusted and widely used comprehensive residential green home rating system. The program is being updated in tandem with the California Codes and Regulations, along with Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6), which now have stronger minimum standards.

With Version 7.0—effective on Jan. 1, 2017—GreenPoint Rated will continue to reflect the leading edge of green building practices and certify buildings that go above and beyond the CALGreen code. As California looks ahead to zero net energy (ZNE) and low-carbon homes, GreenPoint Rated provides a pathway for the market to achieve these goals.

If you would like to review the proposed changes, click on the links below:

As the state moves toward lower energy use and lower carbon homes, GreenPoint Rated is evolving and has developed three energy compliance pathways in Version 7.0. Other updates are fairly minor, and including the following:

  • Deleting measures that have become code-required
  • Addressing CALGreen mandatory measures
  • Adding new measures for current best practices
  • Improving and clarifying definitions of current measures
  • Clarifying criteria for qualification of current measures

Stay tuned to this page for process updates through completion in September 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Dryden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..