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Joseph Gordon
May 15, 2014

NGBS Keeps Builders on The Cutting Edge

It's 2014, the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) is gaining ground and being accepted in many states, and it is no longer a question of "if" but "when" you will be required to meet a certain building leakage number. So if you're a home builder still asking, “Isn't it better – and greener – to just let my homes 'breathe' naturally rather than sealing them tightly and relying on mechanical ventilation?” you're in for an abrupt and rude awakening when the new code comes to town. Don't wait. The future is now. And certification to the NGBS is your best tool.

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Joseph Gordon
Joseph Gordon
Environmental Scientist & NGBS Green Verifier

Joe Gordon is an accredited NGBS Green Verifier based in Sussex County, Delaware. Finding success on the front lines of change in the building science field, he believes strongly in saving the world, one house at a time.