Builder & Rating Company Information
Homebuilders and homebuyers across the country are increasingly interested in green building, but what exactly makes a home green?
Green building means improving the way that homes and homebuilding sites use energy, water, and materials to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. Building a green home means making environmentally-preferable and sustainable decisions throughout the building process-decisions that will minimize the environmental impact of the home while it is being built and over the many years it will be lived in.
For information about the Residential New Construction Program, call 866-NJSMART.
- Access the online portal (for Raters only).
- NEW 2016 All Tier Incentive Schedule (effective 3/21/16)
- Learn how to participate in the program.
- Learn how to work with qualified rating companies to design, build and certify Residential New Construction homes.
- Determine which program fits your multifamily project.
- Keep current with the EPA's version 3.1 guidelines for ENERGY STAR qualified new homes.
- Builders/Developers seeking funding through the NJ Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) are advised to contact the Residential New Construction Program (see above) to find out about complying with NJHMFA Letter of Intent requirements concerning the program.
Homes constructed under NJ's Residential New Construction Program are not eligible for the WARMAdvantage or COOLAdvantage Programs.