On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Home Innovation Research Labs reached (and surpassed) the 100,000th NGBS Green Certified home. The project that tipped the ticker into six digits was the Peyton Stakes community in Nashville, TN, built and developed by Proffitt Dixon Partners; the verifier on the project was NGBS Green Master Verifier Rachel DellaValle of Southern Energy Management.
This milestone provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on what a game-changer the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) rating system has been for both builders and consumers. For builders, it has provided an accessible and practical national standard to define and measure green homes. It has created a rigorous yet affordable choice for third-party certification. And, because of the Standard’s flexibility on the points a builder can select to adapt to local market needs, it has helped builders of all types and sizes provide comprehensively green homes to mainstream buyers across the country. Due to the rigor of the NGBS, it has also provided consumers a level of confidence that they are getting an independently verified healthier and more comfortable home – and they can find all NGBS Green Certified homes, apartments, and participating builders and remodelers on NGBS.com.
This is also a great time to look ahead at how the NGBS will continue to shape green home building for generations to come. The first meeting of the Consensus Committee for the 2018 version of the NGBS will be held next month in Washington, DC. Stay tuned for new and enhanced opportunities available once the 2018 NGBS is finalized and submitted to ANSI for review and approval.
NGBS Green has become the green certification program of choice for the residential construction industry. If you’re not currently building homes to be NGBS Green Certified, now’s a perfect time to start – with the first 100,000+ homes already certified, you won’t have the uncertainty of being the “first kid on the block” to do it; but don’t let yourself be the last. Whatever type of home you build and wherever you build it, NGBS Green has a certification for it. Find out how to build your success on ours by visiting HomeInnovation.com/NGBSGreen today.