LEED for Homes Green Raters provide in-the-field verification services at every project and play a critical part in homes certification.
Green Rater Responsibilities
- Providing on-site verification services on a LEED-registered homes 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 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 certifying a homes project must contact a Green Rater.
Learn more about LEED for Homes Green Raters.
All Green Raters work with homes Provider Organizations to complete the verification process for each project. Providers provide quality assurance oversight for each Green Rater. Providers are local organizations authorized based on demonstrated experience and expertise in residential green building and on-site verification. In addition to having several LEED for Homes Green Raters on staff, Sustainable Comfort, Inc. is a LEED for Homes Provider Organization.
To become a Green Rater, applicants must hold at least three years of experience in residential construction and have completed the LEED for Homes Program Review Series or earned the LEED AP Homes designation. Applicants must also have completed at least 12 hours of education covering green building strategies and the LEED for Homes Green Rater Training. Applicants must then pass the LEED for Homes Green Rater Exam which entails 85 multiple choice questions designed to asses an individual’s understanding of the LEED for Homes certification process.
To learn more about what it means to be a LEED for Homes Green Rater, the candidate handbook can be downloaded here.