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GreenPoint Rated CORE

August 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Required for all GreenPoint Rated (GPR) professional tracks, CORE introduces GPR’s basic policies, procedures, and verification methods.


This 16-hour training course introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures, program requirements, verifications of select measures, and the differing roles of advisors and raters.

Topics covered in this course:

The role of the Rater in the design, construction, and maintenance of green homes.

Verification protocols for core GreenPoint Rated measures, including:

  • Site and foundation
  • Outdoor water and resource conservation
  • High-efficiency equipment and effective systems
  • Water conserving fixtures, features and equipment
  • Framing and building envelope practices
  • The best finishes for resource conservation and improved indoor air quality
  • Community measures on access and services
  • Green building plan check review
  • How to leverage the resources offered by Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated



Location: Live Streaming Online, Zoom Platform (Link to be provided once registered)

  • Wednesday, August 24 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Friday, August 26 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Wednesday, August 31 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Friday, September 2, 2021 | 8AM – 12PM

Plan and Field Exam (Virtual):

Friday, September 2 | 10AM – Tuesday, September 6| 10AM | Available for 96 hours to complete

Fees and Registration:

Training and Exam: $0

Exam Re-take: $50

Cancellations / Refunds

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Unless you have received an application waiver, you must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for this training. Apply here.

Learn more about the GreenPoint Rated Program.

You must also pass GreenPoint Rated CORE with 80% or higher to move onto the GreenPoint Rated New Home and/or Existing Home trainings.


Marc Richmond has over 30 years of construction industry experience, both as a builder and a green building consultant, and has developed educational green building programs for government agencies, non-profits, and private firms. His comprehensive curriculum helps professionals be effective at implementing green practices into their daily work and teaches consumers to make good purchasing decisions.

Marc is energized by a diverse classroom and has a unique talent for helping individuals see the role they serve in spurring market transformation. He specializes in designing green building tools, rating systems, and training programs that are understandable, buildable for professionals, and valued by consumers. His experience as a builder, businessperson, educator, and green building program manager makes him focus on simple solutions that will make the target audience take the actions that are needed.


August 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am
September 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm