GreenPoint Rated New Home
The GreenPoint Rated New Home Single Family (NHSF) and New Home Multifamily (NHMF) certification systems are standards for a residential green building rating system and were originally modeled after Build It Green's New Construction Green Building Guidelines. A major objective of the NHSF and NHMF systems is to educate homeowners about the benefits of green construction.
The NHSF and NHMF systems recognize performance in five categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Health, Resource Conservation, and Water Conservation. Points are earned by complying with the specific standards for any of the given measures in the system. Projects are scored on overall performance and performance in each category. The points translate to a one of the following certifications, in order from good to best:
- Certified: 50 to 79 points
- Silver: 80 to 109 points
- Gold: 110 to 139 points
- Platinum: 140 points or more
RATING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Every NHSF and NHMF project must meet a set of minimum requirements to achieve a GreenPoint Rated label.