MINNESOTA’S GREEN PATH offers three green destination levels


Energy Tested

The first level of MN’s Green Path. These homes have been tested and rated by a third-party, independent RESNET Rater. Each receives an attractive Green Path HPR with the HERS and ACH50 (air exchange index) test results.
 
LEVEL #1: MN GREEN PATH ENERGY TESTED
•      Project is tested by a RESNET Certified Rater and receives a HERS Index
•      Built to Minnesota’s Energy Code
•      Project is issued a MN Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR)


ADVANCED CERTIFIED

This mid-level green certification means a home has met a minimal energy testing standard plus includes additional green features. See check list.
 
LEVEL #2: MN GREEN PATH ADVANCED CERTIFIED
•      Project is tested by a RESNET Certified Rater and receives a HERS Index <55
•      Built to Minnesota’s Energy Code; Builder confirms energy certified requirements, PLUS:
•      20 total elective points:
•      5 points in Energy Efficiency,
•      5 points in Indoor Environmental Quality
•      5 total points from Water Conservation, Resource Management, or Site Development
•      5 total points from any of the five categories
•      Project is issued a MN Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR)


MASTER CERTIFIED

This top level green certification is awarded to new homes. See check list.
 
LEVEL #2: MN GREEN PATH ADVANCED CERTIFIED
•      Project is tested by a RESNET Certified Rater and receives a HERS Index <50
•      Built to Minnesota’s Energy Code; Builder confirms energy certified requirements, PLUS:
•      10 points in Energy Efficiency,
•      10 points in Indoor Environmental Quality
•      10 total points in Water Conservation
•      10 total points in Resource Management
•      10 total points in Site Development
•      Project is issued a MN Green Path Home Performance Report (HPR)