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GreenPoint Rated Homes Report
Click to read a report on the value of green labels in the California housing market.

There is tremendous value in having your home GreenPoint Rated - the most trusted home rating system in California. This independent seal of approval, administered by the nonprofit Build it Green, verifies that a home has been built or remodeled to trusted environmental standards. You'll have assurance that your home is truly healthier, more energy efficient, and comfortable. 

“The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing Market” is the 
first study to provide statistical evidence that, holding other factors constant, 
a green label on a single-family home in California provides a market 
premium compared to a comparable home without the label. The research 
also indicates that the price premium is influenced by local climate and 
environmental ideology. To reach these conclusions, researchers conducted 
an economic analysis of 1.6 million homes sold in California between 2007 
and 2012, controlling for other variables known to influence home prices in 
order to isolate the added value of green home labels.
“The Value of Green Labels in the California Housing Market” is the 
first study to provide statistical evidence that, holding other factors constant, 
a green label on a single-family home in California provides a market 
premium compared to a comparable home without the label. The research 
also indicates that the price premium is influenced by local climate and 
environmental ideology. To reach these conclusions, researchers conducted 
an economic analysis of 1.6 million homes sold in California between 2007 
and 2012, controlling for other variables known to influence home prices in 
order to isolate the added value of green home labels.

How does GreenPoint Rated work?

New or existing buildings achieve an overall score through points earned for green features across 5 categories: 

  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Indoor air quality
  • Resource conservation
  • Livable communities

To learn more about the GreenPoint Rated green building verification program, and how it can benefit homeowners, builders, remodelers, HERS Raters, energy auditors, and other professionals, visit the GreenPoint Rated website.