What is Minnesota’s Green Path?

Minnesota’s Leading Green Building Program
Minnesota’s Green Path is the leading energy efficiency and green building program for the residential construction industry in Minnesota. Created by Housing First Minnesota in 2011, the program has provided Home Performance Reports to more than 20,000 newly built homes highlighting RESNET’s HERS (Home Energy Rating System) index and air exchange rate.

Green Path helps homeowners understand the energy efficiency of their home and gives them the confidence that comes with independent, third-party testing.

Green Path Home Certification
The base level of Minnesota’s Green Path is a RESNET tested home. Additionally, the program offers advanced and master levels of Green Path certification for those builders and homeowners seeking even more resource management.

Designated Green Path Builder
Most recently, Green Path has introduced the Designated Green Path Builder. Designated Green Path builders agree to test at minimum 75% of their newly built homes annually and attend professional development events. Learn more >

Where Can I Find Green Path Homes and Builders
They are listed on this site. In addition, they are highlighted on the Parade of Homes website and in each issue of the Parade of Homes magazine.




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Questions? Please contact Tom Gavaras at Tom@HousingFirstMN.org or 651.697.7592