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Congratulations to all our 2018 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence!

February 1, 2019 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes 2018 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

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

Today, Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 119 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. The 2018 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include 50 residential building and development companies for their overall contributions and commitment to the program; another 11 builder/developer companies who achieved Emerald-level NGBS Green certifications during the year; 16 individual accredited verifiers (including 7 of our NGBS Green MASTER Verifiers); 7 verification companies that are home to multiple accredited verifiers; 20 architectural firms; and 15 exemplary program advocates from across the country.

NGBS Partner of Excellence 2018

“In 2019, NGBS Green celebrates a decade of green, high-performance buildings,” said Home Innovation Vice President, Innovation Services Michelle Foster. “The NGBS Green certification program continues to enjoy widespread growth for both single-family homes and multifamily buildings. This year we celebrate the continued accomplishments of verifiers, architects, developers, and builders who have been recognized previously as Partners of Excellence and continue to design, build, and verify exceptional and sustainable homes. And we welcome new program partners who we are recognizing for the first time. Our partners continue to innovate and transform the residential construction industry so that living in a healthier, more comfortable, and lower-cost home can be attainable to anyone seeking a more sustainable lifestyle.”

This year’s NGBS Green Partners of Excellence are: 

Builders & Developers

Builders/Project with Emerald-Level Certifications

Accredited NGBS Green Verifiers

Verification Companies (with NGBS Green Verifiers)



Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by ANSI, Home Innovation has certified nearly 164,500 green single-family and apartment homes, and nearly 1,700 lots within green residential land developments. For more details on current certification numbers, visit www.homeinnovation.com/ngbsgreenstats. For more information on the NGBS Green Certification Program, visit www.homeinnovation.com/green.com.

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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 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 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” should be used; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.