More developers, multifamily housing organizations, and renters are seeking homes that keep occupants safe and healthy—and do so while reducing the burden of utility bills. By using GreenPoint Rated to make deliberate choices during the design, construction and
maintenance phases of your project, you can reduce costs throughout a building’s life, from facilitating public areas to maintaining
landscaping and appliances. GreenPoint Rated homes also help preserve the environment and local ecology and are built with full
knowledge of project resource life cycles.

67,370+ GreenPoint Rated multifamily homes across 4 states (CA, etc.)

GreenPoint Rated homes are at least 10% more energy efficient than standard built homes

Diverted 141 thousand tons of GHG, the equivalent of taking 30,769 passenger vehicles off the road for a year.

GreenPoint Rated Multifamily homes may qualify for reduced mortgage rates through Fannie Mae's Green Building Certification program!

Features of a GreenPoint Rated Multifamily Home

ENERGY STAR Appliances

Efficient Lighting Retrofit(LEDs)

Zero-VOC Paint

New Insulation

WaterSense Water Fixtures

New Insulation

Above is an example of what a GreenPoint Rated home might look like, and the features that helped it earn points towards a GreenPoint Rated label.

Green homes come in all different shapes, sizes and styles. They consist of a lot of decisions throughout the home, landscape, and maintenance practices. The beauty of GreenPoint Rated is that there is a menu of options to choose from to meet your personal goals, preferences and budget and trained, certified green building professionals to guide you through the process.

What is a multifamily home?

For the GreenPoint Rated system, multifamily homes are defined as:

  • Four or more residential units within a building envelope OR
  • Residential buildings composed of 2+ units that have shared common mechanical systems, master-metered utilities, or common spaces such as lobbies.

To learn more about the single family framework go HERE.

Which multifamily system should I use?

There are three pathways available for GreenPoint Rated multifamily projects. Select the option that best applies to your project scenario for more details on how a home can qualify for a green certification.

Existing Home Multifamily Elements is recommended for:

  • A home that have been previously constructed (a good rule of thumb is that it has been occupied for over a year)
  • Projects are not adding any significant new living space
  • Projects have or will have <90% of the interior finishes removed and leaves the original foundation, framing and exterior finish.

 

Existing Home Multifamily Elements graphic

Action Steps You Can Take Today

  1. See an example of the Existing Home Multifamily checklist Excel.
  2. Interested in DIY? Deep dive and purchase a EHMF Manual to start learning what options you have and ways to meet proven and scientifically backed sustainability standards.
  3. Connect with a GreenPoint Rater to start the rating process, and/or get guidance for how you can make the biggest impact with your home given your goals and budget.

Existing Home is recommended for:

  • A home that have been previously constructed (a good rule of thumb is that it has been occupied for over a year)
  • Projects are not adding any significant new living space
  • Projects have or will have <90% of the interior finishes removed and leaves the original foundation, framing and exterior finish.
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Existing Home Multifamily Elements graphic

Action Steps You Can Take Today

  1. See an example of the Existing Home Multifamily Excel.
  2. Interested in DIY? Deep dive and purchase a EHMF Manual to start learning what options you have and ways to meet proven and scientifically backed sustainability standards.
  3. Connect with a GreenPoint Rater to start the rating process, and/or get guidance for how you can make the biggest impact with your home given your goals and budget.
Existing Home Multifamily Elements graphic

Action Steps You Can Take Today

  1. See where your home currently stands by using the Green Home Calculator.
  2. See an example of the Existing Home Mulitamily checklist PDF or Excel.
  3. Interested in DIY? Deep dive and purchase a EHMF Manual to start learning what options you have and ways to meet proven and scientifically backed sustainability standards.
  4. Connect with a GreenPoint Rater to start the rating process, and/or get guidance for how you can make the biggest impact with your home given your goals and budget.

Get Your Home Rated

The first step is to connect with a GreenPoint Rater which you can find in our Certified Professional Directory.

For more detailed information on the process and associated fees go HERE.

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