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Green Communities Criteria & Certification


Now is the time to move green affordable housing techniques from best practice to normal practice. That’s the goal of Enterprise Green Communities. Join us on this journey and explore our green rating system, certification program and technical resources. We applaud your commitment to green affordable homes – and we’re here to support you.


What’s New

Updates & Events


  • Test out the Materials Tracking Template ! This tool is intended to streamline documentation for Criteria 6.4, Healthy Materials Selection, and Criteria 6.5, Environmentally Responsible Material Selection. Note: This template will be the required format for Postbuild documentation for these tcriteria for Postbuild applications submitted on or after August 30, 2024. 
  • Have questions about these new features of Green Communities or anything else? Attend upcoming Green Communities Office Hours!


Using The Site

Design Your Building to Meet the 2020 Criteria

  • Get to know the requirements to certify: Use the filter mechanism on the Criteria menu to view the requirements and options applicable to your project’s construction type and setting.
  • Collaborate with your project team: Print a PDF of your checklist to share with project team members or download a working Excel checklist to track and score your criteria goals offline.
  • Stay up to date on all 2020 Green Communities Addenda and FAQs, and program news.

Learn About Green Building Certification

  • Use certification to assess and recognize your buildings that achieve Enterprise’s green requirements. Review our step-by-step overview of certification.
  • Download customizable templates, tools and calculators for your green building certification submittal.

Certification Resources

Certification stories

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