Enterprise Green Communities Criteria

About EGCC

The Enterprise Green Communities Criteria (EGCC) constitute the only comprehensive green building framework designed for affordable housing. The criteria provide proven, cost-effective standards for creating healthy and energy-efficient homes.

All new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects receiving funding from HPD must comply with a version of the EGCC, the New York City Overlay.

HPD Overlay



Contact an HPD's Sustainability Officer at GreenCommunities@hpd.nyc.gov or Enterprise Green Communities at certification@enterprisecommunity.org.