After launching its new accreditation program this past summer, Home Innovation Research Labs has now accredited the first crop of NGBS Green Master Verifiers. This exclusive, master-level accreditation, open to existing NGBS Green Verifiers, recognizes building industry professionals with significant green building knowledge and applied experience verifying compliance to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The first NGBS Green Master Verifiers are Carl Seville of Atlanta, GA; Chris Schwarzkopf of Valparaiso, IN; and Rachel Della Valle of Raleigh, NC.
Through their experience with the NGBS Green Certification program, Master Verifiers have demonstrated proficiency in verifying NGBS Green projects and in the program’s policies and procedures. To be eligible in terms of their experience, Master Verifier candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Each prospective candidate must also submit written recommendations from NGBS Green verification clients; must have a history of providing complete and accurate verification reports; must be free of any outstanding program or policy disputes; and must complete the Master Verifier training and pass an accreditation exam. As recognized leaders within the NGBS Green program, NGBS Green Master Verifiers may be selected to share insights through participation on Task Groups, pilot programs, or Advisory Committees.
Accredited NGBS Green Master Verifiers retain their designation provided they keep current all requirements for accreditation, including fees and updated insurance information, and remain free of issues, disputes, and/or policy/program failings. In addition, NGBS Green Master Verifiers must complete a minimum of 8 hours of green building education annually. Home Innovation encourages a wide range of training and education, including credible training on high performance building science, sustainable land development practices, green building rating systems, and indoor environmental quality.
Several additional NGBS Green Verifiers are currently in the process of training and seeking Master Verifier accreditation by the end of this year. All NGBS Green Verifiers are listed on Home Innovation’s website; Master Verifiers are indicated with the NGBS Green Master Verifier logo next to their names. For more information on having your homes NGBS Green Certified, or becoming an NGBS Green Verifier, contact Home Innovation.
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