Skip to Content

Update: 2013 California Energy Code effective July 1, 2014

The 2013 California Energy Code will be effective July 1, 2014. Build It Green has continued to monitor the software and development of other programs. Although comprehensive evaluation of 2013 code has not been completed, Build It Green has set an interim compliance margin of 10% above 2013 Energy Code.

The Version 6.0 minimum energy threshold as of January 1, 2014 will be set at 15% above 2008 energy code. Projects will receive 25 points for meeting this threshold and 2 points for every percentage above that threshold. For projects permitted under 2013 Code between January 1 and June 30, 2014, 15% above 2008 energy code will be the threshold. Projects permitted after June 30, 2014 will be required to exceed 2013 Energy Code by a 10% compliance margin. Please review the memo outlining this position and the evaluation supporting this position.

GreenPoint Rated Checklists and Manuals

The Checklists are a free resource. They are used to track the green building measures incorporated into a project and their associated point values.

The Rating Manuals are essential companion documents to the GreenPoint Rated Checklists. They outline the specific applications, requirements, intent, and verifications for each of the GreenPoint Rated Measures to help you understand, interpret and implement each of the available points. The Manuals are available for purchase in PDF format only for $30 each.

TO ORDER MANUALS: Download and complete the order form. Submit forms by email to or by fax 510-740-7233. All orders will be processed within one (1) business day.

New Home

Existing Home

Download Single Family Checklist
(Elements and Whole House)
PC Version | Mac Version
Download Multifamily Checklist
PC Version | Mac Version






Save the checklist to your hard drive before filling it out.
To learn how to fill out a checklist, watch this tutorial:





















Green Building Guidelines - the foundation of GreenPoint Rated

The Green Building Guidelines are a comprehensive resource of best practices for green building. Guidelines are available for free as a downloadable PDF.

Read more about the development of the Guidelines.