About the GreenPoint Rated National Program Update

GreenPoint Rated (GPR) is a third-party rating system for healthy, energy-, and resource-efficient homes. GPR began in California and is the state’s leading residential green building rating system with over 91,000 rated homes. Only in 2020 has it officially spread nationwide and is now an option for new multifamily developments across the country.

Gordon Van Tine Lofts

Project Details:
  • Name: Gordon Van Tine Lofts
  • Location: Davenport, Iowa
  • Size: 215,500 sq. ft.
  • Number of Units: 113
  • Type: Existing Multifamily
Certification Performance:
  • Level Achieved: Silver
  • Points Earned: 81
  • Version: Existing Home Multifamily (v1.0.1)
Project Team:
  • Client: Y&J Properties
  • Sustainability Consultant / GreenPoint Rater: Kyle Brumfitt, Partner Energy

Their GPR Journey

Gordan Van Tine Lofts was originally built as a warehouse in 1893, located in downtown Davenport, Iowa. It was renovated in 2019 and transformed into a 113-unit multifamily property as part of Davenport’s warehouse revival. Dwight Capital engaged Partner Energy’s services after the renovation had been completed with the goal of applying for the HUD Green Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction (Green MIP Reduction) financing program.

To qualify for HUD Green MIP, owners have to verify that the property has achieved or will achieve an ENERGY STAR SEP (Statement of Energy Performance) score of 75 or higher, as well as achieve a HUD recognized green building certification.

The property was renovated with many energy efficient features already. Partner Energy was able to review site visit data, historical electric, gas and water utility consumption data, as-built plans, and past Property Condition Assessment reports to first provide an ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Report, which showed that the property would receive a Statement of Energy Performance (SEP) score of 85. This high score indicated that the property would also be a good candidate for GreenPoint Rated, at which point Partner Energy provided a GPR feasibility study to determine whether the property would achieve certification.

Gordon Van Tine Lofts was certified as GreenPoint Rated with a Silver level certification in February 2022 through the National Pilot Program, and was the second existing building that has been certified in the country. The client has submitted to HUD Green MIP that they are GPR certified.

Key Features

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency


All-electric, high-efficiency VRF, dedicated OSA units, and electric water heater
ENERGY STAR ceiling fans In all living and bedrooms
ENERGY STAR Dishwasher
ENERGY STAR Refrigerator

Health & Air Quality

Health & Air Quality


Low VOC Paints
Comply with local Radon reqs
Surface parking to reduce pollution entering home
Smoke and CO sensors
Smoke-free housing

Water Conservation

Water Conservation


WaterSense Showerheads @ 1.5 GPM
WaterSense Bathroom faucet @ 1.5 GPM
Kitchen Faucets @ ≤ 1.8 GPM

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation


Thermal Mass, Concrete Floors
Smart compact dev. by increasing density > 35 du/acre
Efficient home size with average 2 bedroom is 1,000 SF
GPR in project manual, O&M manuals and Building Maintenance Orientations

Community

Community


All wood located at least 12” above soil as pest control
Located near major transit; pedestrian access to services such as Schools, Grocers, Entertainment, Gym, etc.

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Alex Coba

Communications Associate

As a proud California native from Stockton, Alex brings a wealth of experience and a versatile skill set. He has a solid communication background with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico. Alex is adept at strategic communications and media relations, with experience gathering and sharing stories from his local communities that uplift the unique spirit and values of those places. He is excited to join Build It Green, where he can apply his talents to further BIG’s mission to help communities across California thrive.