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GreenPoint Rated Existing Home

GreenPoint Rated Existing Home is for homes of all vintages and can be used to rate homes and residential buildings with existing green features, or to rate a home or building undergoing work. Remodelers often partner with a third-party GreenPoint Rater, but they can also become certified as GreenPoint Raters themselves and rate their own projects.

Single Family Homes

A single family home can receive one of two labels:

  • The Elements label recognizes green building best practices for a small remodel or addition. It's a great stepping stone for homeowners making small improvements over time. These GreenPoint Rated homes must meet certain prerequisites, achieve a minimum point requirement in each of the five environmental categories, and score at least 25 total points.

    Elements Label Minimum Requirements
    25 total points (capped at 49)

    Energy Points 8 Resource Conservation: 2
    Indoor Air Quality: 2 Water Conservation: 4
           
    Some common measures include: Installing a built-in composting and recycling center in the kitchen; water-efficient and native landscaping; using faucet aerators and replacing all water fixtures with high-efficiency versions; installing an Energy Star® bathroom fan.

 

  • The Whole House label recognizes green building best practices for a small remodel or gradual upgrades. It's a great stepping stone for property owners making small improvements over time. These GreenPoint Rated homes must meet certain prerequisites, achieve a minimum point requirement in each of the five environmental categories, and score at least 50 total points.

    Whole House Label Minimum Requirements
    50 total points

    Energy Points 20 Resource Conservation: 6
    Indoor Air Quality: 5 Water Conservation: 8
           
    Some common measures include: High-performing heating and cooling systems; insulating the building envelope with 30% post-consumer recycled content insulation; low-emitting interior products (including insulation and patins);using environmentally preferable materials for interior finishes (FSC-Certified cabinetry, recycled tile and countertop materials, reclaimed or local products); replacing appliances with Energy Star® versions.

 

Multifamily Homes

Multifamily buildings are any residential buildings of two units or more that share the same meters, water, or heating and cooling systems. A multifamily building can receive one of two labels:

  • The Elements label recognizes green building best practices for a small remodel or gradual upgrades. It's a great stepping stone for property owners making small improvements over time. These GreenPoint Rated units must meet certain prerequisites, achieve a minimum point requirement in each of the five environmental categories, and score at least 25 total points.

    Elements Label Minimum Requirements
    25 total points (capped at 49)
    Energy Points 8 Water Conservation: 2
    Indoor Air Quality: 2 Community: 2
    Resource Conservation: 2    
           
    Some common measures include: Insulated walls, floors and roof; water efficient and native landscaping; high efficiency indoor water fixtures; installing an EnergyStar® refrigerator; using only low emitting paints; ensuring access to public transit.

 

  • The Whole Building label recognizes green building best practices for a small remodel or gradual upgrades. It's a great stepping stone for property owners making small improvements over time. These GreenPoint Rated units must meet certain prerequisites, achieve a minimum point requirement in each of the five environmental categories, and score at least 50 total points.

    Whole Building Label Minimum Requirements
    50 total points

    Energy Points 30 Water Conservation: 3
    Indoor Air Quality: 5 Community 3
    Resource Conservation: 6    
           
    Some common measures include: Recycling construction waste including ALL metals, cardboard and concrete; ensuring building and system integrity; combustion safety testing; high performing heating and hot water systems; mechanical ventilation; durable exterior; using only low emitting interior products.