Question

Where do I find a Green Home Rater to certify a home for green initiatives?

Asked by fariba haiem LEED AP
Pacific Palisades, CA

I would like to make an addition to an existing house in Culver City. What are the procedures to certify it.

 

I heard that you need a green rater to provide you with a checklist. Where can I find a rater?

Answer

Danny Kelly

Answered by Danny Kelly

Charlotte, NC

Kelly McArdle Construction

July 15, 2010

You are at the right place. You can search right here on this website and find a builder, provider, rater, consultant, etc. Just click on “find a pro.”

If you cannot find who you are looking for here, I would go to the source of the certification you are looking for. Each green building program will typically have a contractor lookup on their website.

  • If you are doing a LEED for Homes house, you will need to find a LEED-H Provider.  There's also a list of LEED Providers on the USGBC website here.
  • If you are doing the National Green Building Standard you will need to find a verifier here.
  • You can also go to the RESNET websitemost RESNET raters are verifiers for the different programs as well.

It is important to assemble a team to design your project that all know what they are doing.

You will need a rater but not all raters will make great consultants - you need to also find a builder and architect that are familiar with green building. Only with a complete integrated team will your project be successful.

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