Minnesota’s Green Path Offers Three Green Designation Levels

LEVEL #1: MN GREEN PATH ENERGY TESTED

The first level of MN’s Green Path. These homes have been tested and rated by a third-party, independent RESNET Rater.

  • 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)

LEVEL #2: MN GREEN PATH ADVANCED CERTIFIED

This mid-level green certification means a home has met a minimal energy testing standard plus includes additional green features.

  • 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

    • 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)

LEVEL #3: MN GREEN PATH MASTER CERTIFIED

This top-level green certification means a home has met a high energy testing standard plus includes additional green features.

  • 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 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)