July 11, 2014 | Upper Marlboro, MD
Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes NGBS Green Partners of Excellence
Builders, Remodelers, Verifiers, Architects, Program Champions Applauded for Helping Promote High-Performance Home Building
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:
Builders & Remodelers:
- Alliance Residential; Phoenix, AZ
- C.F. Evans Construction; Orangeburg, SC
- Door Creek Construction; East Dundee, IL
- Gables Residential; Atlanta, GA
- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro; Greensboro, NC
- Morgan Group Development, LLC; Houston, TX
- Paul Allen Homes, Inc.; Albuquerque, NM
- Reybold Development Corporation; Bear, DE
- Snyder Homes; Shelburne, VT
- Kyle Abney, Abney & Abney Green Solutions; Palm City, FL
- Steven Armstrong, Environmental Solutions Group; Greensboro, NC
- Dondi Atwell, ATS Engineers, Inspectors, and Surveyors; Austin, TX
- Melissa Baldridge, GreenSpot Energy & Sustainability, LLC; Denver, CO
- Sid Koltun, Laclede Gas Company; St. Louis, MO
- Southern Energy Management Team; Morrisville, NC
- Ali Alaswadi, PEG, LLC; Fairfax, VA
- Beyond Housing, Inc.; St. Louis, MO
- MetroPlains LLC; Minneapolis, MN
- Brendon Roark, Nations Capital Energy Solutions; Temple Hills, MD
- Vermont Energy Investment Corporation; Burlington, VT
- Wood Partners; Atlanta, GA
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.
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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.