GreenPoint Rated is a program of the California non-profit Build It Green. We developed this program to help transform how homes are designed and built in California. We provide the following program support:
Program History and Development
GreenPoint Rated was launched in 2006. The rating system is based on principles of the Green Building Guidelines, first developed by Green Building in Alameda County in 2000 and continuously updated to keep up with changes in building code and the evolving green building industry.
In 2008 we introduced GreenPoint Rated Existing Home, the first rating system in the nation to address green remodels and upgrades for existing housing. As a pathway for energy and resource efficiency upgrades, the Existing Home label is now recognized in many state and local rebate programs, like Energy Upgrade California.
GreenPoint Rated´s recommended measures and performance benchmarks specifically address climate and market conditions in California. They are backed by sound building science, have been tried and tested in the field, and are recognized by third party sources, including the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.
We have completed the process of updating our standards for GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0. We have provided the New Home Rating Manual Version 6.0 and Single Family and Multifamily Version 6.0 Checklists. These materials are indicated as Draft until Build It Green can complete the energy evaluation for compliance with GreenPoint Rated.
To date more than 21,000 California homes have been rated, and 25,000 more are in progress.