Launched in 2003, the EarthCraft Multifamily program provides certifications for low-rise and mid-rise multifamily projects, including new construction and renovation. Multifamily standards address a wide range of sustainability considerations, including environmental performance, indoor air quality, building durability, comfort and affordability. EarthCraft addresses these concerns and the unit level and for the structure as a whole.

Like all EarthCraft programs, EarthCraft Multifamily uses a HERS rating, program guidelines, a points-based worksheet, site visits and diagnostic testing to verify that each project complies with program standards. Project teams work with an EarthCraft Technical Advisor, who provide support in meeting program requirements from early in the design phase until construction is completed.

EarthCraft Multifamily – the first multifamily-specific green building program in the nation – provides certification standards for new multifamily construction, and renovation of affordable and market-rate multifamily projects.

Program Costs:

To officially begin an EarthCraft Multifamily project, each project must be registered prior to the Design Review Submittal. The registration fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee the project will be certified. For more information about EarthCraft Multifamily program costs, please email