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.
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.
For Certification, you will be asked to provide certain details about the site and status of your project, including different measurements of area, at minimum, to help Greenroads understand the scope and nature of your project. You may also choose to pursue Greenroads credits that require measurements of depth, weights and volumes of materials, hours and costs. All of these factors are used to understand your project, and help your team identify reasonable boundary conditions for scoring it. Most projects are already keeping track of this information already, but not usually all in one place or by one party. The Greenroads Project Workspace is a single location where multiple parties can track and store information as you go through the project.
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.