T: 415.626.9379   F: 415.626.9389 Alan Wayne Martinez, Green Point Rater New Homes, & Green Point Advistor, Exisiting Homes

As of January 1 2010, all new residential buildings in San Francisco will have to meet either Green Point or Leed Standards.  New projects of four or fewer units will be required to be Green Point eligible, and mid-sized projects of five or more units that are less than 75 feet tall may either be Green Point or Leed rated.

Green Point is a whole systems approach to green building in which a qualified Rater works with the owner and project team to produce a design which is energy and resource efficient, uses healthy products and building practices, minimizes construction and demolition waste, is durable and is well adapted to it’s micro-environment.  These strategies not only serve to preserve our environment for future generations, they provide benefits for us today by increasing comfort, maintaining healthy air quality, reducing maintenance and utilities costs, and increasing property values.

Alan Martinez is now certified to be a Green Point Rater for new residential construction, and is qualified to be a Green Point Advisor for projects where he is the project architect for both new construction and the remodeling of existing homes.

•	As a Green Point Rater, we are qualified to act as the third party consultant to shepherd your project through to either a full Green Point Rating, or it’s accepted equivalency in the local jurisdiction.
•	As a Green Point Advisor, New Home, I am an Architect who understands how the Green Point Rating system works, am familiar with the options available and can incorporate them early in the design process.
•	As a Green Point Advisor, Existing Home, I am familiar with the process for rating existing homes and understand the design options and practices available for remodeling in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Some other Bay Area and Northern California jurisdictions that have adopted Green Point Rating:

Alameda County, Hayward, Healdsburg, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mill Valley, Monterey, Novato, Palo Alto, Rohnert Park, San Mateo, San Mateo County, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, Tiburon and Windsor all currently have mandatory GreenPoint Rating programs for new single and multifamily homes.

Larkspur, Marin County, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County, and Sunnyvale are scheduled to use a Green Point Rating program.

We would be happy to explain the process of designing or rating a Green Point home and discuss our Rating and Advising services with you or your project team free of charge.
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