Green Built Homes Rolls Out New Version of Certification Checklist
Green Built Alliance is thrilled to announce the release of Green Built Homes Version 3.0, updated and revised to stay current with changing building codes and increase simplicity for participants. Homes registered after January 1, 2021 will be required to use the new checklist.
Green Built Homes is now leaner and greener. Many items that are now standard construction practices have been removed from our checklist, while we have added opportunities to gain points for new technologies.
The sections have been overhauled to be more streamlined and organized. The point system and levels have been adjusted to reflect the changes.
Thanks to funding from the Kendeda Foundation, the program now places more emphasis on regenerative elements, including the addition of a Net Zero Water Ready Certification and a pilot Regenerative Certification. For easy reference, all items considered regenerative are highlighted in green across the checklist.
EXPLORE THE FULL UPDATED CHECKLIST HERE
Two New Prerequisites:
- Baths with showers must be tested to exhaust 50 CFM intermittent or 20 CFM continuous
- CFL or LED light bulbs must be installed in 75 percent of lamps in permanent lighting fixtures (consistent with code)
Please review the new version and contact us or your rater to discuss how it will affect your future projects!