Is Your Home GreenPoint Ready? Take Our Survey!

Thinking of getting your home GreenPoint Rated? Here’s an easy way to get started.

Take our simple survey to find out if your home might qualify for a GreenPoint Rated label.

Answer "YES!" to anything you know you are planning to repair or install.

Here's why getting your home GreenPoint Rated is a great idea:

  • You’ll get certified proof of your green home upgrades and the assurance that your home is truly healthier, more energy efficient and comfortable.
  • You’ll get quantified savings for energy, water, waste, and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Studies show that if you’re selling your home, you can get up to 9% more on the sales price with a green label like GreenPoint Rated. Based on the average California home price of $400,000, that’s $34,800 more in your pocket!
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  • Systems Are the water supply, fixtures, and irrigation system free of leaks or excessive visible corrosion? Check your irrigation systems and indoor fixtures for broken heads, leaks, and corrosion to save water and money. Learn more
  • Systems Is your water heater strapped? During past earthquakes, unstrapped or improperly strapped water heaters have moved or tipped over resulting in damage to gas and water lines, and electrical wiring. Ensure your tank is strapped correctly according to current guidelines. Learn more
  • Systems Do all outdoor spigots have backflow prevention valves? Inexpensive and easy to install, these valves can be found at any hardware store. Screw them onto outside faucets to prevent contamination of your drinking water. Test backflow preventers
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  • General Is your home less than 2000 square feet? Smaller homes typically require less energy and use fewer building materials. Regardless of the size of your home, you can significantly reduce it's environmental impact. Learn how
  • General Does your home have wood flooring, cork, bamboo, linoleum or concrete floors? Use bamboo, cork, natural linoleum, FSC or reclaimed wood flooring which are healthier and more resource efficient alternatives to conventional hardwood flooring, carpet or vinyl flooring. Learn more
  • General Have you had a pest inspection and made any recommended repairs in the last 2 years? Ants, termites and other pests can damage paper or wood-based building materials. Pest inspections can identify existing or potential pest problems and provide recommendations for pest control and prevention . Learn more
  • Kitchen Are there built-in recycling and trash bins, side by side in a kitchen cabinet? Recycling reduces the amount of material entering landfills and can save money on disposal fees. Built-in recycling centers promote proper, hassle-free recycling and waste disposal. Learn more
  • Kitchen Do you have a built in compost bin in your kitchen? Composting creates high quality soil amendments for your garden and keeps waste out of the landfill. A built-in compost bin promotes easy, odor-free composting. Learn more
  • Exterior Does your home have metal, stone, brick, stucco or fiber cement board siding? These siding materials provide a durable and non-cumbustible exterior surface for your home. Using these sidings can reduce repainting and other maintenance needs as well as protect your home from fire. Learn more
  • Exterior Does the roof extend 16 inches or greater from the side of the house? Overhangs and gutters protect siding, windows and doors from water, reducing the likelihood of rot and mold issues. They also provide protection from harsh UV rays, which can degrade building materials and furnishings. Learn more
  • Exterior Have you completed asbestos and/or lead remediation on your home? Abestos and lead can cause a wide range of adverse health affects - some which are fatal. Have your home and soil tested. Any necessary removal/repair should be done by trained and accredited asbestos professionals. Learn more
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  • Bath Does your home have low-flow showerheads that use 2 gallons of water per minute or less? Install GreenPoint Rated showerheads that use less than 2.0 gpm to conserve water and money. Learn more
  • Bath Do the bathroom faucets use 1.5 gallons of water per minute or less? You can cut water usage by more than half by replacing faucets or installing flow restrictors on current faucets. Learn more
  • Bath Are the toilets either dual-flush or use 1.28 gallons of water per flush or less? Upgrade to a high efficiency toilet (HETs) that uses 1.28 gpf (gallon per flush) or less. HETs are available in dual-flush, pressure-assist, and conventional gravity-flush models. Learn more
  • Exterior Does the grassy area of your landscaping take up less than 25% of your total planted area? Lawns require frequent cutting, watering, and application of fertilizers or other chemicals to stay healthy and lush during California's long dry season. Minimize lawn size to conserve water and maintenance costs. Learn more
  • Exterior Does your landscape's irrigation system include drip, bubbler, or micro spray heads? (You can find information in your product manual or through the manufacturer.) Drip and bubbler irrigation maximizes water efficiency by watering plants at their roots at a rate that the soil can absorb it, while microsprays minimize overspray, evaporation, and reduce runoff. Learn more
  • Exterior Does your landscape's irrigation system have a smart controller that turns off during rainy weather? Install smart controllers to let you control and automize the usage of water. Choose smart controllers which automatically turn off during rainy weather. Learn more
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  • General Is the paint on your walls and ceiling low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound - less than 50 grams per liter)? Most interior paints contain VOCs, a major source of poor indoor environmental quality. Use low - and zero - VOC paints to reduce health risks associated with these pollutants. Learn more
  • General Do you have concrete, tile, or wood flooring or Green Label Plus certified carpeting? These green options are prefered to conventional flooring products and carpets which may emit formaldehyde and other indoor air pollutants from glues and varnishes. Learn more
  • Bath Are the bathroom fans exhausting to the outside? Bathroom fans should exhaust to the outdoors to eliminate odors and moisture that can cause mold and other indoor air quality problems. Learn more
  • Bath Are the bathroom fans controlled by a timer or humidistat? Bathroom fans should be controlled by a timer or humidistat to ensure sufficient run-time to reduce moisture and prevent mold. Learn more
  • Kitchen Does your kitchen range hood vent to the outside? Kitchens should vent outside to eliminate gas, odors and excess moisture generated from cooking. Learn more
  • Exterior Is your garage separate from the house or, if attached, does the garage have a fan that automatically comes on when the garage door opens? An attached garage is the largest contributor to indoor air pollution which can enter the home through doors and wall cracks. Seal shared wall and/or ceiling with foams, weatherstripping, and caulking to reduce migration of pollutants into the home. Learn more
  • Exterior Does your home have carbon monoxide detectors? Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States -- so ensure your home has working carbon monoxide detectors which are appropriately placed, including outside all sleeping areas. Learn more
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  • General Are at least 50% of the light bulbs or fixtures in your home fluorescents? Lighting accounts for as much as 20% of the energy we use in our homes. Switching from incandescent bulbs to greener alternatives will save you $22 to $65 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. Learn more
  • Bath Does your home have low-flow faucets that use 1.5 gallons of water per minute or less? Flow control valves installed under the sink can reduce water flow to 1.5-0.5 gpm per side (hot and cold). If you're replacing faucets, look for products with built in aerators or laminar flow devices, or buy aerators that screw into existing faucet tips. Learn more
  • Kitchen Is your dishwasher an ENERGY STAR dishwasher purchased since 2012? Upgrade your dishwasher to a ENERGY STAR qualified model, which are the most water and energy efficient dishwashers, using 4.25 gallons or less per cycle in their normal setting. Learn more
  • Kitchen Is your refrigerator an ENERGY STAR refrigerator purchased since 2008? Refrigerators and freezers can account for up to 25% of household energy use. Upgrade to a ENERGY STAR refrigerator which typically saves at least 10% over the federal minimum standards. Learn more
  • Systems Is your thermostart programmable, allowing you to set multiple temperature settings for various times of the day? Install a programmable thermostat which is designed to adjust heat automatically according to the time of day and pre-set schedules, helping to utilize energy more effectively. Learn more
  • Systems Does your home have attic insulation? Reduce the energy used for heating and air conditioning by insulating attics. Using 30% post-consumer recycled material is recommended. Learn more
  • Systems Does your home have insulation in the crawl space or basement? Save money on your energy bill by insulating crawl spaces and basements. Using 30% post-consumer recycled material is recommended. Learn more
  • Systems Does your home have insulation in the exterior walls? Minimize heating and air conditioning energy waste by insulating exterior walls. Using 30% post-consumer recycled material is recommended. Learn more
  • Systems Does your home have a forced air/ducted heating system? Forced air heating systems are the most commonly installed in California, using air to transfer heat and cooling via ductwork from a central heating unit. If your home has a forced air system, insulate and properly seal ducts and install a sealed combustion furnace with an annual fuel utilization efficiency of 90% or greater. Learn more
  • Systems Does your home have a water heater that was replaced since 2007? New, energy saving models will significantly reduce energy costs. If you plan to replace your water heater, good options are high efficiency water heaters with an Energy Factor of .85 or greater. Learn more
  • Systems Are the hot water pipes insulated in places where you can access them? Water loses heat quicker when traveling through uninsulated pipes. Insulating your hot water pipes wherever accessible is an easy way to save energy and reduce your utility bill. Learn more
* Points and scores in the survey only reflect your survey progress. They do not indicate any score that will be achieved during an actual GreenPoint Rating.

Your Results

We are sorry! Your home does not yet qualify for a GreenPoint Rated label. See the suggestions below or visit our Green Remodeling section to learn how to raise your scores.
Section Minimum Points Your Points * Achieved
  • SYSTEMS 3
  • RESOURCES 3
  • WATER 3
  • INDOOR AIR 3
  • ENERGY 7
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GreenPointers
Earthquake Safety
Durable and Sustainable Materials
Water Fixtures
Indoor Air Quality
Efficient Lighting

Many older homes in earthquake-prone areas were not built with sufficient structural support to withstand a major earthquake. In most cases, structural retrofitting work can be done to help reduce the risk of earthquake damage.

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If you're in the market for new floors, use products that are reclaimed, FSC-certified, rapidy renewable or recycled.

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Installing Low-flow faucets and showerheads can cut water usage by as much as 40% with little noticeable difference to the person who is washing up.

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Carbon monoxide and other indoor air pollutants can lead to health hazard and death. Install carbon monoxide detectors and check for other pollutant sources based on GreenPoint Recommendations.

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Light accounts for as much as 20% of residential energy use. Energy-efficient flourescent or LED lighting last longer than incandescent and will save money, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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