Green Points

Green Points

NJHMFA administers the Federal Low Income Housnig Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program - Qualified Application Plan (QAP) for New Jersey. ENERGY STAR certification has been a threshold requirement in the QAP since 2003; creating buildings that are 15 to 30% more energy efficient than those built to code.

In 2006, a Green Point was added to the QAP which awarded one point for either installing a Solar Photovoltaic system or for participating in the state's Affordable Green Program, now called the Green Future Program. In 2007, another category was added as an option for the Green Point - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. In 2009, the Microload category was added as a fourth option, allowing those projects that are accepted into the New Jersey Climate Choice Pilot Program to earn the Green Point.  

Solar Hot Water or Water Retainage and Reuse System

Information and helpful documents regarding the Solar Hot Water or Water Retainage and Reuse System

Green Future Program

Information and helpful documents regarding the Green Future Program

LEED Certification

Information and helpful documents regarding LEED Certification

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

Information and helpful documents regarding Solar Photovoltaics

Energy Benchmarking Initiative

Information and helpful documents regarding the Energy Benchmarking Initiative

EPA ENERGY STAR Homes V.3 Certification

Information and helpful documents regarding EPA ENERGY STAR Homes V.3 Certification

National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification

Information and helpful documents regarding the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification

Climate Choice Homes Program/ENERGY STAR Tier 3 Participation

Information and helpful documents regarding the Climate Choice Homes Program/ENERGY STAR Tier 3 Participation