Enterprise Green Communities Criteria

Enterprise Green Communities Criteria


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 New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) must comply with a version of the EGCC, the New York City Overlay.

The prerequisite to the certification process for EGCC is the Healthy Homes NYC training.

HPD Overlay



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