How to get a home GreenPoint Rated?

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.

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HIRE A RATER
Find a certified GreenPoint Rater and bring them in early in your design process. You can find a list of Raters through our Certified Professionals Directory.
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IDENTIFY MEASURES
Work with the Rater to review the GreenPoint Rated checklist and create a customized list of design features and construction practices for your project. The list ensures you will meet or exceed the GreenPoint Rated prerequisites and point minimums.
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SUBMIT INITIAL APPLICATION
The Rater submits a project planning score sheet to Build It Green. The Rater assists the project team through the design process to ensure measures are incorporated into the plans and specifications.
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VERIFY MEASURES
The Rater coordinates with the construction team to provide third-party documentation and site verification of measures and construction practices achieved. All CALGreen and GreenPoint Rated measures must be verified by the Rater.
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APPLY FOR FINAL CERTIFICATION
The Rater compiles documentation, calculates scores, and, when the project is built and documentation completed, submits all necessary documentation to Build It Green for certification review processing.
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GET YOUR CERTIFICATE!
Build It Green mails the GreenPoint Rated certificate as instructed by the Rater. Be sure to communicate with the Rater who should receive the certificate.

Housing Types

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:

Multifamily
Single Family

Pricing

Rater Costs

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.

Build It Green Administrative Costs

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.

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