Certification is a rigorous review of your project using the Greenroads Rating System that lasts for the entire duration of project development, through the end of construction.
For Certification purposes, note that Greenroads might use a different definition of "project" than you do on your project. The simplest type of Greenroads Project has consistent characteristics throughout the entire project area: all of the segments of the Greenroads Project are connected in some way or share a similar defining feature, such as a centerline or street name.
Some examples are:
Large or phased projects or capital improvement programs are special cases. These projects are very complex and require a different approach to certification with Greenroads. Complex projects are treated with customized approaches by Greenroads, and certifying these projects involves an initial free consultation with our staff to better understand how we can best score your project in a cost-effective way.
Automatic approval terms to participate in Certification are listed below. Any one of the 10 items below missing requires staff approval and review and waiver of any term before proceeding to Certification. Most projects that do not meet all 10 will be directed to a Pilot Project Assessment first.
Version 2 has 12 Project Requirements, 45 voluntary Core Credits (115 points) across 5 categories, and 4 voluntary Extra Credits (up to 15 points max) for a total of 130 points available. Projects must complete and document all 12 Project Requirements and document a minimum of 40 points to be eligible for a minimum Rating.
We stopped supporting and updating Version 1.5 on June 30, 2015 and it no longer being supported or available for newly registering projects.
Version 1.5 has 11 Project Requirements, 37 voluntary Core Credits (108 points) in 5 categories, and 9 voluntary Custom ("Extra") Credits (up to 10 points max) for a total of 118 points available. Projects must complete and document all 12 Project Requirements and document a minimum of 40 points to be eligible for a minimum Rating.