This rating system is for designing and building brand new homes. It's usually used by architects, builders, developers, and property managers who work with a third-party GreenPoint Rater. Homebuyers or renters can differentiate between green homes and conventional homes by looking for homes that have earned the New Home label.
A GreenPoint Rated home must meet certain pre-requisites, earn a minimum point requirement in each of the five environmental categories, and score at least 50 total points. The points must be verified by a third-party independent GreenPoint Rater.
Some common measures include: High-efficacy lighting, EnergyStar® appliances, FSC-Certified lumber, insulation with 75% recycled content, water efficient fixtures, solar electric panels, solar water heaters, and low or zero emitting interior paints, varnishes, cabinetry and carpeting.
Some common measures include: Recycling construction waste, survey and correction for building envelope, foundation, and plumbing, combustion safety and carbon monoxide test, energy efficiency, and low-emissions products.
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