GreenPoint Rated Core (2.5-Day Training)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM
Oakland, California 94612

This 2.5-day training course introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures, program requirements, verifications of select measures, and the differing roles of advisors and raters. You will also learn about the GreenPoint Rated Climate Calculator.

Topics covered in this course:

  • The role of the Rater/Advisor in the design, construction and maintenance of green homes
  • Verification protocols for core GreenPoint Rated measures, including:
    • Site and foundation
    • Outdoor water and resource conservation
    • High efficiency equipment and effective systems
    • Water conserving fixtures, features and equipment
    • Framing and building envelope practices
    • The best finishes for resource conservation and improved indoor air quality
    • Community measures on access and services
  • Green building plan check review
  • How to leverage the resources offered by Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated

Classroom Training:

Location: 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612
Thursday, October 27 | 8 am – 5 pm
Friday, October 28 | 8 am – 5 pm

Field Training:
Saturday, October 29 | 8 am - 12 pm | Location to be announced at training

Fees and Registration:
Non-Members: $799
Build It Green Members: $749*

*Professional and Premiere Level Members are eligible to receive a discount. Please call or email us for the code.

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You must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for a training.

Learn more about the GreenPoint Rated Program, and Apply to become a Rater or Advisor.

You must also have passed GreenPoint Rated CORE with 80% or higher to move onto the GreenPoint Rated New Home training.


GPR CORE – Day 1
8:00am – 8:45 amWelcome/Introductions
8:45 am –9:15amGreen Building and Economic Context
9:15 am – 10:15amOverview of GreenPoint Rated Program
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak
10:30- 12:00 pm Role of Rater and How to do a Rating
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:00mpRole of the Rater
2:00 pm – 3:15 pmVerifications
3:15pm-  3:30pmBreak
3:30 pm – 5:00pmPractice Plan Review
GPR CORE – Day 2
8: 00am – 8:45 amReview and Agenda
8:45 am –10:15amVerifications
10:15 am – 10:30 amBreak
10:30- 12:00 pm Verifications 
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:30pmVerifications and Tools and Resources
2:30 pm – 2:45 pmBreak
2:45pm – 4:45pm Plan Exam
4:45pm – 5:00pmReview
GPR CORE – Day 3
7: 30am – 8:00 amArrive at Field Site
8:00 am –10:30amField Exam
10:30 am – 11:30 amExam Review


GreenPoint Rated Core is a pre-requisite for all other GreenPoint Rated trainings and starts you on the path to becoming a GreenPoint Rater or Advisor. 

See eligibility requirements to pursue the GreenPoint Rated certification.

Build It Green
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, California 94612 United States
Phone: (510) 590-3360 x603
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Build It Green Education Department
(510) 285-6221

Build It Green Education Department
(510) 285-6221
    • This course is approved by BPI for 10 continuing education units.