What are Green Points?
The points in GreenPoint Rated correspond to recommended green building measures in Build It Green's New Home Construction and Multifamily Green Building Guidelines. Point values are assigned based on their benefits to the homeowner and the environment and reflect construction practices that exceed California's building and energy code requirements. Any eligible project that achieves the minimum of 50 total points and meets the category-specific point thresholds earns the right to bear the GreenPoint Rated label. Builders that exceed this minimum are rewarded by a higher grade on their projects.
Ratings are performed by Certified GreenPoint Raters, independent professionals who are trained and certified by Build It Green. They are prepared to team up with the builder to maximize home performance and green features and compile supporting documentation for the rating process. The rater submits verification results on the client's behalf to Build It Green.