GreenPoint Rated's New Home system is most effective when integrated from the very beginning of the design process. A GreenPoint Rater will work with the design and construction team to identify sustainable and best management practices from measures pursued from conception through construction. The system was last updated in 2020 and is available for National and California-specific single family and multi-family new construction projects. 

Projects are evaluated and points are earned across these five simple categories.

GreenPoint Rated New Home Certification Levels

Higher tiers signify more green features were incorporated into a project.

New Home Prerequisites

All GreenPoint Rated new homes have a baseline of satisfying the following prerequisites.
  • Pre-requisites for National (non-California) GreenPoint Rated multifamily include: 

    • Meets ICC 700 Mandatory Measures
    • Roofing warranty for shingle roofing
    • Meet ASHRAE 62.2-2016 Ventilation Residential Standards
    • Home Outperforms ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or HERS Index
    • GreenPoint Rated Checklist in Blueprints – keeps the team on the same page which is good for timeline and keeping costs down
    • Green Appraisal Addendum 
  • A GreenPoint Rated National New Home Single Family system is not yet available. 
  • GreenPoint Rated New Home California has been aligned with the 2019 California Energy Code and the required green measures outlined in CalGreen, California’s unique sustainability code that incorporates efficiency features that help improve the occupants’ health, comfort, and the home’s holistic environmental footprint.

    • Meets CALGreen’s mandatory measures
    • Roofing warranty for shingle roofing
    • Meet ASHRAE 62.2-2016 Ventilation Residential Standards
    • Home Outperforms California’s 2019 energy code, Title 24 Part 6 (if mixed fuel) or is all-electric
    • Title 24 is prepared and signed by a CABEC Certified Energy Analyst (currently California code requirement)
    • GreenPoint Rated Checklist in Blueprints – keeps the team on the same page which is good for timeline and keeping costs down
    • Green Appraisal Addendum 
  • All same requirements as multifamily, except does not require warranty on shingle roof.
     
    • Meets CALGreen’s mandatory measures
    • Meet ASHRAE 62.2-2016 Ventilation Residential Standards
    • Home Outperforms California’s 2019 energy code, Title 24 Part 6 (if mixed fuel) or is all-electric
    • Title 24 is prepared and signed by a CABEC Certified Energy Analyst (currently California code requirement)
    • GreenPoint Rated Checklist in Blueprints – keeps the team on the same page which is good for timeline and keeping costs down
    • Green Appraisal Addendum