LEED for Homes Green Rater Program
Green Raters provide in-the-field verification services at each and every LEED for Homes Project.
Green Raters play a critical part in LEED for Homes certification. With tens of thousands of registered LEED for Homes projects, the demand for qualified Green Raters is growing every day.
Green Raters are responsible for:
- Providing on-site verification services on a LEED for Homes registered project
- Assembling the Project Submittal Package and submitting it for certification review
- Verifying that the home is designed and built to the rigorous requirements of the LEED for Homes rating system through onsite verification.
- Green Raters must be involved with the project from the design phase (prior to a preliminary rating) and throughout the construction process.
- Project teams interested in participating in the LEED for Homes program must contact a LEED for Homes Green Rater.
All Green Raters work with LEED for Homes Provider Organizations to complete the verification process for each LEED for Homes project. Providers provide quality assurance oversight for each Green Rater. LEED for Homes Providers are local organizations selected by USGBC based on demonstrated experience and expertise in supporting builders in the construction of high-performance, sustainable homes in their market.
Is a Green Rater qualified to complete performance testing?
All projects pursuing LEED for Homes certification also require performance testing to be completed by a qualified energy rater, or a Home Energy Rating System Rater (HERS Rater). Many Green Raters are also qualified energy raters (HERS Raters) and can provide both the onsite verification and performance testing services. Ask your LEED for Homes Green Rater if they are qualified or locate a HERS Rater near you.