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Over 130 NGBS Green Verifiers across the country accredited to 2012 NGBS.

July 1, 2013 | Upper Marlboro, MD

First Batch of NGBS Green Verifiers Accredited to 2012 National Green Building Standard

Earlier this year, with the ANSI approval of the ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard, Home Innovation Research Labs began offering 2012 NGBS training for those who wanted to verify for our national certification program. As of July 1st, the first batch of 135 verifiers were accredited as qualified to conduct inspections for 2012 NGBS projects. The individual verifiers who were first to receive their 2012 NGBS accreditation are listed below (alphabetically by last name) — click on a verifier name for his/her verifier detail and contact page:

More verifiers are becoming accredited every day -- check www.HomeInnovation.com/FindNGBSVerifier for a real-time, complete listing of all accredited verifiers, sortable by state, and an accounting of the NGBS version(s) to which each is accredited. If you are currently working with an accredited NGBS who is not yet accredited to the 2012 NGBS, and you are pursuing 2012 NGBS Green Certification for your project, please let your verifier know.

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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.