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March 23, 2012

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes Outstanding Green Certification Program Partners for 2011

Upper Marlboro, MD. - Today Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes 40 of its Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. Our 2011 Green Partners of the Year include 21 residential building companies, 12 accredited verifiers, and 7 program advocate organizations.

“This is the first year since Home Innovation Labs began offering certification services to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard that we have presented awards to our program partners.” said Home Innovation President Michael Luzier. “After administering the program for three years, we felt compelled to recognize the significant commitment to green certification, innovation in building science, and leadership in the residential construction industry that our partners have displayed. We are awed by what these companies and individuals are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing.”

The 2011 Home Innovation Research Labs Green Partners of the Year Recipients are:

Builders & Remodelers

  • Affordable Housing Management, Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland, Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • Betenbough Homes, Lubbock, TX
  • CF Evans, Orangeburg, SC
  • Construction Enterprises, Norfolk, VA
  • Cox & Schepp, Charlotte, NC
  • G Home, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Habitat for Humanity New Castle County, Wilmington, DE
  • KMW Builders, Greensboro, NC
  • Homes by Dickerson, Raleigh, NC
  • M/I of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • Patton & Taylor, Germantown, TN
  • Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, NM
  • Real America, Carmel, IN
  • Saussy-Burbank, Raleigh, NC
  • Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Shugart Enterprises, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Sustainable Homes, Boerne, TX
  • The Christopher Companies, Oakton, VA
  • Triangle Construction, Madison, MS

Accredited Green Verifiers

  • Steve Armstrong, Greensboro, NC
  • Matthew & Isaac Brazil, Santa Fe, NM
  • Mark Garner, LaPlata, MD
  • Joe Gordon, Georgetown, DE
  • John Hensley, Fairfax, VA
  • Shelly Leonard, Matthews, NC
  • Ron Myers, Smyrna, TN
  • Kurt Ridley, Amarillo, TX
  • Brendon Roark, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Chris Schwarzkopf, Valparaiso, IN
  • Drew Wallace, Columbia, MO
  • Peter Walper, Midland, TX

Program Advocates

  • Delaware State Home Builders Association
  • Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties (NC)
  • Home Builders Association of Maryland
  • Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (NC)
  • Indiana State Home Builders Association
  • LaClede Gas, St. Louis, MO
  • Southern Energy Management, Morrisville, NC

Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, Home Innovation Research Labs has certified nearly 2,600 single-family homes, over 150 multifamily buildings representing nearly 4,700 apartments, and 17 residential land developments representing close to 1,000 lots. For more information on the Standard or Home Innovation Labs’s certification program, visit www.nahbgreen.org/Certification.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be "Home Innovation Research Labs." In subsequent mentions, "Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.