GreenPoint Rated is a credible and accessible pathway to prove your home was built to trusted environmental standards for a sustainable, efficient, durable, and healthier home. Experienced and certified GreenPoint Raters deliver third-party verification on above-code, high-performance single and multi-family homes in California and beyond.
GreenPoint Rated recommends measures and performance benchmarks that specifically address climate and market conditions. They are backed by sound building science, have been tried and tested in the field, and are recognized by third party sources, including the Fannie Mae Green Certification program, California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.
This residential green home rating system can be used on any new construction, existing homes, single family, and multifamily. Each system has a checklist of best building practices for the specific home type and divided into five different categories:
GreenPoint Rated homes are verified by GreenPoint Raters, independent building professionals who are trained and certified by Build It Green. The rating process is a non-invasive physical examination of the building system over the course of the project design and construction. For more details on the process, check out our Builder’s Handbook.
The GreenPoint Rated system is available for all types of residential buildings. Learn more about eligibility and performance targets, and see profiles of a few of the 80,000+ GreenPoint Rated homes by selecting a project type below:
GreenPoint Raters work as independent contractors and set their own rates and service packages. Contractual terms and fee structure are solely between the client and the Rater to negotiate.
These fees help cover the administrative services provided by Build It Green. We recommend the Rater pays the processing fee and handles all transactions with Build It Green on your behalf. Use this GreenPoint Rated Fee Calculator to determine the administrative fee for your project or refer to the administrative fee chart HERE.
Interested in becoming a green building consultant, a third party green home verifier, or simply design and build better homes? GreenPoint Raters are experienced building professionals with specialized backgrounds and training for the building types they work with. Before being admitted to the GreenPoint Rated training and certification program, the following prerequisites must be met:
Candidates must be at least one of the following:
In addition to the above pre-requisites, candidates must have:
For existing single family homes, familiarity with energy performance and combustion safety training are critical.
In addition to the above pre-requisites, candidates must have energy efficiency and combustion safety training. This may include one of the following:
If you believe you are a good candidate for the GreenPoint Rated program, but your experience falls outside the listed requirements, please submit a petition that includes a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications for the GreenPoint Rated program to firstname.lastname@example.org.