Home Innovation News

February 9, 2012

Greening Your Multifamily Projects with the National Green Building Standard

Orlando, Fla. - Green building isn't just for single-family homes. Consumer interest in sustainable building practices is growing, as discussed by the speakers in a special Apartment & Condo Central presentation during the 2012 International Builders’ Show.

Nationally recognized architect Sanford Steinberg and multifamily building executive Janet Bowler joined Michelle Desiderio, director of green building programs for Home Innovation Research Labs, to let other multifamily builders and developers know the benefits of building and certifying projects to the NGBS. The Standard, which includes a comprehensive rating system, has criteria applicable to high- and low-rise condominiums and apartment buildings, as well as housing in mixed-use projects. The standard and its accompanying multi-unit checklist serve as flexible, regionally appropriate resources for multifamily developers seeking green certification of new or remodeled buildings.

Find out what these dynamic presenters had to say by checking out their presentations below. If you have questions about having a multifamily building certified to the Standard, contact Michelle Desiderio (301.430.6205).

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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.