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Congratulations to all our 2022 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence!

March 29, 2023 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes 2022 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence

Builders, Verifiers, Architects Applauded for Helping Promote Third-Party Certified, High-Performance, Green Building

This month, Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 122 NGBS Green Partners for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and their commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. NGBS Green, which is based on the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program. Having now surpassed 415,000 NGBS Green Certified homes, the program is grateful for the momentum that our dedicated builder partners have seeded and continue to nurture.

There were individuals or companies recognized in several categories – NGBS Green Verifiers, including some newly-accredited “Rising Stars;” Builders; Multifamily Builders/Developers; Green Advocates; and Architects. Once again this year, we also make special recognition for those who have exhibited long-standing, continual excellence through our Legacy Recipients who have been named a Partner of Excellence for 5 or more years. Being recognized among this elite group of green certification participants validates the commitment they have made to providing their customers with increased value, comfort, durability, and efficiency through its NGBS Green Certified homes.

2022 NGBS Green  Partner of Excellence

“Historically, Home Innovation has marketed NGBS Green Certification as a way for builders to differentiate their properties from others in the market for financial success, which is still very much the case,” said Michelle Foster, Home Innovation’s Vice President, Sustainability. “But it’s the dawn of a new business environment. We’re now happy to see the market shifting to a new way of defining success, beyond just monetary gain. Due to an increased focus on ESG goals by investors and buyers, builders and developers are drawn to the program to demonstrate their commitment to a broader spectrum of environmental measures and their connection to social and management factors. NGBS Green is part of a new kind of success where builders and developers are striving for their companies to be sustainable and resilient and inclusive and profitable. Win, win, win, win!”

In recognition of their excellence as NGBS Green Partners, leadership in the field, and unwavering commitment to high-performance homes and multifamily buildings, below are the 2022 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence (Multi-year “Legacy” recipients are indicated in bold green text):

Builders & Developers

Accredited NGBS Green Verifiers

(our newest "Rising Star" verifiers are indicated with a

Industry Advocates

Since January 2009, when the NGBS became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by ANSI, Home Innovation has certified more than 24,250 single-family homes (more than 8,100 in the pipeline); and over 391,000 apartments (more than 383,400 in the pipeline). For a real-time look at current NGBS Green certification numbers, visit www.homeinnovation.com/ngbsgreenstats. For more information on the NGBS Green Certification Program, visit www.homeinnovation.com/green.

For more information on this year’s NGBS Green Partners of Excellence, or about the certification program in general, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/Green.


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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.