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Build It Green supports government agencies and building professionals in complying with CALGreen and adopting other green building ordinances.

CALGreen, also known as the California Green Building Code, is a new portion to the Title 24 building code. It became effective on January 1, 2011. CALGreen includes a mandatory code and two voluntary components, Tier 1 and Tier 2, which are more stringent than the mandatory code. Here is a comparison of how the mandatory code compares to GreenPoint Rated, and how the tiers compare to GreenPoint Rated.

Cities and counties across the state have adopted green building ordinances which have required either the CALGreen Tiers, a third-party green building rating system such as Build It Green’s GreenPoint Rated system, or other sustainable building practices.

 

Why do jurisdictions choose GreenPoint Rated?

 

GreenPoint Rated makes it easy for cities and counties to establish and enforce a green building ordinance. By choosing GreenPoint Rated, jurisdictions get benefits such as:

  • Infrastructure: You’ll get green building guidelines, verification protocols, data collection forms, and training for government staff.

  • Verification: Certified GreenPoint Raters will manage all paperwork and verification, easing the burden for city building inspectors.

  • Climate Action Plan Support: Access reports on quantified environmental savings from all projects, including energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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