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NGBS Green Certified “The Gladstone” by Urban NW Homes to be featured in Virtual Green Home Tour.

June 18, 2021 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Performance Counts: NGBS Green Certified Home Featured in NAHB/NAR Virtual Green Home Tour Series

As part of the ongoing Home Performance Counts Virtual Green Home Tour Series, “The Gladstone,” an Emerald-level NGBS Green Certified home built in Ridgefield, Wash., by Urban NW Homes, will be featured on July 15, 2021. In collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS, NAHB is hosting these free, 45-minute programs that include a live Q&A with building and real estate professionals on the third Thursday of each month.

The Gladstone by Urban NW Homes

The Gladstone by Urban NW Homes, NGBS Green Certified EMERALD + WELLNESS + UNIVERSAL DESIGN
(Photo credit: Sage Aesthetic)

The Gladstone artfully marries the concepts of health, energy efficiency, and aging in place – all key selling points for today’s discerning homebuyers. Urban NW took care to design the home with a focus on indoor health and comfort, as well as the flexibility to age gracefully without the need for a major adaptive renovation. In addition to achieving Emerald NGBS Green certification, the home also earned the newly-available NGBS Green+ WELLNESS and UNIVERSAL DESIGN badges. Additional certifications include DOE Zero Energy Ready and EPA Indoor airPLUS.

Following the virtual tour, both Jerud Martin, Urban NW’s Director of Construction & Owner, and Ashley Moala, Real Estate Broker, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, Vancouver, Wash., will be available for a live Q&A with attendees.

Visit NAHB’s website for more information and to register.


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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.

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