In Oct. 2013, the Built Green Executive Committee approved an update to the requirements for projects seeking Built Green certification. As of March 1, 2014, all projects using any checklist at any star level require third-party verification. Previously, only projects pursuing 4-Star and above required verification.
2- or 3-Star single-family, remodel and refit projects enrolled prior to March 1, 2014, have until Dec. 31, 2014, for project completion. 2- or 3-Star multifamily and community projects have until Dec. 31, 2015, for project completion. If the final enrollment or certification documents are not submitted by the above deadlines, we will not honor certifications without third-party verification. This change to verification requirements will in no way impact the program's other credit items or requirements.
The move to third-party verification at all levels has been a long-time goal of Built Green and will ensure program credibility and greater brand integrity. We are looking forward to this transition, and we are thankful for your participation in the Built Green program. Please no not hesitate to contact us with any questions. For more information about third-party verification and to find a list of verifiers, click here.