Home Innovation News

April 4, 2013 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Deadline Approaching for Registration of Projects Seeking 2008 NGBS Certification

In January, the 2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). At that time, Home Innovation Research Labs established deadlines for projects seeking NGBS Green Certification to the 2008 version of the NGBS and distributed those deadlines via the Home Innovation NGBS Green Insider Update, January issue. Ultimately, the 2008 NGBS will be phased out as a certification option so it is important that those wishing to seek certification to that rating system for their green home and land development projects adhere to the following deadlines:

  • May 1, 2013 = Registration deadline for all projects seeking 2008 NGBS Green Certification
  • August 1, 2014 = Completion deadline for single-family homes registered for 2008 NGBS Green Certification
  • February 1, 2016 = Completion deadline for multifamily buildings registered for 2008 NGBS Green Certification

Home Innovation Research Labs will make no exceptions for the May 1st registration deadline for 2008 NGBS green projects. Those interested in seeking certification to the 2008 NGBS for any residential project should be sure to work with an accredited verifier to get it registered by May 1st; only accredited verifiers can register NGBS Green projects.

If you have questions about the registration process, deadlines, or the NGBS Green Certification Program in general, contact us.

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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.