GreenPoint Rated is a system developed by Build It Green to evaluate and certify green homes in California. Build It Green’s mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings. The GreenPoint Rated system assesses homes on five principles: energy efficiency, resource conservation, indoor-air quality, water conservation, and community.
Currently there are two GreenPoint Rated systems:
GreenPoint Rated New Home: this certification is only available for newly constructed single-family and multifamily homes in California. Homes must meet a minimum point requirement, based on the environmental performance of the home; a Certified GreenPoint Rater verifies homes.
GreenPoint Rated Existing Home: GreenPoint Rated Existing Home gives current homeowners the chance to make improvements and eco-conscious changes to their homes in order to receive an official “green” certification. Depending on a home's current energy performance and the extent of green home improvements, it will either receive an Elements or Whole House consumer label.