Today, Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes 30 of its NGBS Green Partners for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. Our 2013-2014 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include nine residential building companies, six accredited verifiers, three architectural firms, and six exemplary program advocates from across the country. We also recognized six “Rising Stars” in the NGBS Green Certification Program – individuals and companies that embraced both the NGBS and the certification process quickly and have had very promising starts in the program over the last year.
“’Going Green’ was a logical path for building professionals to follow when the market was in decline and everyone was looking for something to set themselves apart and make the sale,” said Home Innovation president and CEO Michael Luzier. “But now that the market is coming back, dedicated partners like these prove that participating in our rigorous third-party certification program isn’t just a gimmick or a fad – it’s a strategic business decision that is paying dividends and changing the marketplace.”
The annual partner awards provide an opportunity for Home Innovation Research Labs to recognize the leadership, innovation, and excellence of its NGBS Green certification program partners and other champions of credible green building in the residential sector. This year’s NGBS Green Partners of Excellence are:
Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Home Innovation Research Labs has certified more than 8,000 single-family homes, over 1,000 multifamily buildings representing close to 27,000 apartments, and 22 residential land developments representing more than 1,500 lots. (For more details on current certification numbers, visit www.homeinnovation.com/ngbsgreenstats.)
For more information on the NGBS or the Home Innovation certification program, visit www.homeinnovation.com/green.