Be sure to catch Michelle at the Home Efficiency Forum 2019!

The 2020 NGBS: The Path Toward More Sustainable Housing

October 17, 2019
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton
Portland, OR

The annual Home Efficiency Forum gives Northwest building experts a chance to break new ground in high-efficiency building practices. The 2019 theme for the two-day training and networking event is Expanding Opportunities.

Until the National Green Building ICC/ASHRAE-700 was developed, residential buildings lagged the green certification market because the margins are small, the returns are not enough to support certain green practices, and the cost/benefit analysis is different than for commercial buildings. Now, homes and multifamily buildings are seeking NGBS Green certification in record numbers because it offers a flexible, rigorous, and affordable rating system. The NGBS establishes practices for the design, construction, and renovation of green residential buildings and land developments.

Michelle Foster, VP Innovation Services for Home Innovation Research Labs, and Jerud Martin, Co-owner/Custom Home Director for Urban NW Homes, will discuss the currently-in-development 2020 NGBS and how it will continue to help builders (single-family, multifamily, and mixed use), remodelers, and developers on the path to a more sustainable future for the nation's housing.