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.
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:
You’ll get green building guidelines, verification protocols, data
collection forms, and training for government staff.
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
Find a Green Building Ordinance: What type of ordinance has been adopted in your city or county? Browse green building ordinances at the California Building Standards Commission.
Develop a Green Building Ordinance: Learn best practices from language to implementation. Download the Roadmap for Local Governments.
Comply with a GreenPoint Rated Ordinance: Get project guidance for building professionals. Download our Guide to Compliance so you are set up for success!