Tag: National Green Building Standard

How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Filed in Remodeling, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 17, 2021 0 Comments
How the NGBS Can Help You Navigate Green Renovations on Historical Properties

Learn how the ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) provides a flexible roadmap for green renovation projects — including the conversion of existing buildings to residential use, even if that building is subject to historical preservation regulations.

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Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Solving the lumber crisis is a critical priority for NAHB, particularly because of housing affordability implications. Potential solutions that use high-performance building strategies can reduce the amount of lumber needed to build a home and reduce the demand on the timber industry.

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Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

Understanding Land Use Updates in the 2020 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS), released in spring 2020, updated two key sections that should be bookmarked for home builders engaged in land use and housing development.

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Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on January 4, 2021 3 Comments
Top 3 Home Qualities Customers Want for Better Living at Home

Customers will likely focus on comfort, wellness and efficiency — high-performance trends already on the rise prior to the pandemic, according to the 2020 Green SmartMarket Brief and the 2019 What Home Buyers Really Want survey.

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Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Filed in Multifamily, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 8, 2020 3 Comments
Marnella Homes Earns First 2020 NGBS Green Certification

Washington-based Marnella Homes’ Greenwich Condos, located in Portland, Ore., was the first building to be NGBS Green Certified under the 2020 National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program reached a key milestone this week with the certification of its 250,000th home — the Broadstone Junction multifamily community in historic Norcross, Ga.

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The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 15, 2020 3 Comments
The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Do third-party green building inspections actually add value to projects? A recent study by SK Collaborative set out to answer this question by analyzing 10 recently constructed or renovated multifamily affordable housing projects in Georgia, all of which received Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards.

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How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

How Multifamily Developers Can Save Money Through Green Certification

Some multifamily developers forgo seeking green building certification because they believe the costs are too high. It can cost a lot — but not for the reasons they may be thinking.

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Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on September 24, 2020 0 Comments
Which Water Efficiency Rating System Works for You?

Certifying your project to an above-code, voluntary water efficiency rating system provides independent confirmation of the water-saving practices you have installed in your projects, and validates to your buyer and the local market that you have built a house to a higher standard than what code requires. So which rating system is the best for you as you explore ways to differentiate yourself in the market?

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NGBS and Energy Performance: Voluntary Green Standard Compared to Building Codes

NGBS and Energy Performance: Voluntary Green Standard Compared to Building Codes

With so many green rating systems available, understanding how each one compares to others is imperative for making a choice that works best for your project, climate zone and market. The recent release of the 2020 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) provides a great opportunity to conduct a side-by-side comparison, starting with energy performance — an easy element to measure.

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