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Congratulations to all our 2012-2013 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence.

June 6, 2013Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes NGBS Green Certification Partners of Excellence

Builders, Remodelers, Verifiers, Architects, Program Champions Applauded for Helping Promote High-Performance Home Building

Today Home Innovation Research Labs recognizes 46 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 2012-2013 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include 18 residential building companies, 10 accredited verifiers, 3 architectural firms, 11 program advocate organizations, and 4 elected officials from across the country.

“We’ve gone through a lot of changes in this last year – changes in the industry, in our company, and in the National Green Building Standard,” said Home Innovation Labs president and CEO Michael Luzier. “While all the changes have been extremely positive, we recognize it takes a lot for a company or an individual to ‘roll with the punches’ and persevere with the same level of enthusiasm and excellence in a certification program as rigorous as ours. That is why this year we were compelled to recognize the significant commitment to innovation and leadership in the residential construction industry that some of our NGBS Green Partners have displayed. We are truly impressed and inspired by what these companies and individuals are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are helping to accomplish.”

In light of their leadership, innovation, and excellence in green home building – despite a volatile, though steadily improving, housing market; a brand rebirth for the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification Program; and a transition from the 2008 to the 2012 National Green Building Standard – Home Innovation Research Labs is pleased to announce this year’s NGBS Green Partners of Excellence:

2013 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence

Builders & Remodelers:

Accredited Green Verifiers


Program Advocates

Elected Officials

Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, Home Innovation Research Labs has certified more than 6,200 single-family homes, nearly 600 multifamily buildings representing more than 12,600 apartments, and 19 residential land developments representing close to 1,300 lots.

For more information on the NGBS or the Home Innovation certification program, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/Green.

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