Tag: NGBS

Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

Filed in Environmental, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 9, 2018 3 Comments
Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem of sellers presenting a product as more environmentally friendly than is the case.

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Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

Filed in Education, Environmental, Multifamily by on April 4, 2018 0 Comments
Webinar: Go Green with the Multifamily-Friendly NGBS

For many years, it was true that building with green products and processes meant more expense, and that was particularly true for multifamily developers and builders. But that all changed with the development of the National Green Building Standard, and this April 11 webinar will explain how you can use it to your advantage.

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HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2018 0 Comments
HERS Amendment Puts Smaller Homes on Level Playing Field

The RESNET Standards Development Committee has approved an amendment that puts smaller homes on equal ground in terms of achieving a lower — or better — Home Energy Rating System score.

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Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

Filed in Environmental, Housing Finance by on March 12, 2018 0 Comments
Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

As any green home builder can attest, getting accurate valuations on high-performance homes is no easy feat. The sustainability and efficiency aspects built into the building envelope are not often visible to the untrained eye. Luckily, builders can protect their investment and realize the full market potential of their home.

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Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

Survey: More NAHB Member Homes Eligible for NGBS Certification as Builders Go Green

A newly released NAHB survey shows that as builders ramp up their green building practices, more of their homes could be certified to the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard.

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NGBS Development in Full Swing

NGBS Development in Full Swing

The International Code Council and NAHB, partners on the first edition of the standard in 2008, are working to update the nationally recognized rating system that will now have an expanded scope.

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Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Green Standard’s Scope Expands, New Committee Members Wanted

Home Innovation Research Labs has expanded the scope of the next edition of the National Green Building Standard to include commercial portions of primarily residential buildings and assisted living facilities.

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100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.

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Home Appraisals to Include HERS Scores

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on March 6, 2017 7 Comments
Home Appraisals to Include HERS Scores

In this new partnership, RESNET’s database of HERS-rated homes will be available to the Appraisal Institute in states where the rating system is prevalent. The HERS score will be added as a green building certification, similar to the ICC-ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard.

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Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

Filed in Design, Remodelers by on February 8, 2017 2 Comments
Remodeling Novice: A Verifier Takes on a Green Renovation Project

As a green building verifier — not a builder — Thiel Butner was excited to see the other side of the process. What she didn’t know was that a simple renovaton project would turn into a gut remodel.

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