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GreenPoint Rated CORE

September 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

An introduction to the GreenPoint Rated system and includes basic policies, procedures, and program requirements.


You must apply to the GreenPoint Rated Program and receive eligibility verification before registering for this training.

Learn more about the GreenPoint Rated Program, and Apply to become a Rater or Advisor.

You must also pass GreenPoint Rated CORE with 80% or higher to move onto the GreenPoint Rated New Home and/or Existing Home trainings.


This 20-hour training course introduces you to all GreenPoint Rated systems and includes basic policies and procedures, program requirements, verifications of select measures, and the differing roles of advisors and raters.

Topics covered in this course:The role of the Rater in the design, construction, and maintenance of green homes.

Verification protocols for core GreenPoint Rated measures, including:

  • Site and foundation
  • Outdoor water and resource conservation
  • High-efficiency equipment and effective systems
  • Water conserving fixtures, features and equipment
  • Framing and building envelope practices
  • The best finishes for resource conservation and improved indoor air quality
  • Community measures on access and services
  • Green building plan check review
  • How to leverage the resources offered by Build It Green and GreenPoint Rated


Training: Location: Live Streaming Online, Zoom Platform (Link to be provided once registered)

  • Tuesday, September 14 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Wednesday, September 15 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Thursday, September 16 | 8AM – 12PM
  • Friday, September 17 | 8AM – 12PM

Plan and Field Exam (Virtual):

Friday, September 17 | 1PM – Tuesday, September 21| 1PM | Available for 96 hours to complete

Fees and Registration:

Training and Exam: $799

Exam Re-take: $50

Cancellations / Refunds

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Marc Richmond has been involved in the construction industry since the late ’80s, both as a builder and a green building consultant, and has developed applied and educational green building programs for government agencies, non-profits and private firms. His comprehensive curriculum helps professionals be effective at implementing green practices into their daily work and teaches consumers to make good purchasing decisions.

Marc is energized by a diverse classroom and has a unique talent for helping individuals see the role they serve in spurring market transformation. He specializes in designing green building tools, rating systems, and training programs that are understandable, buildable for professionals, and valued by consumers. His experience as a builder, businessperson, educator, and green building program manager makes him focus on simple solutions that will make the target audience take the actions that are needed.


September 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am
September 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm