About GreenPoint Rated
GreenPoint Rated is a program of Build It Green – a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in California.
The GreenPoint Rated label represents the gold standard in green homes. It proves that your home remodel was built to trusted environmental standards and evaluated by a certified GreenPoint Rater. It is like a report card or nutrition label for green homes that scores them in five categories, including energy and water conservation, indoor air quality, sustainable building materials and community benefits such as proximity to public transportation. When a home earns the required minimum point values, it is awarded the GreenPoint Rated label.
GreenPoint Rated was launched in 2005. It was developed by a diverse set of residential building stakeholders including production builders, contractors, architects and designers, multifamily home developers, state and local government leaders, utilities, regional and national building-science experts, suppliers, and green building advocates.
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.