NGBS Green Buildings & Products

Third-party proof of your environmental performance claims.

Rigorous National Green Building Standard Certification

Multifamily or Mixed-Use


ESG Compliance



NGBS Green+ Badges

Existing Buildings


Certified Water Rating Index (WRI)

Land Development


NGBS Green certification provides independent, third-party verification that a home, building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Operation & Maintenance.

Home Innovation, an accredited standard development organization, is Secretariat for the National Green Building Standard ICC-700, an ANSI-approved standard. We are the sole national certification agency. NGBS Green Certification is recognized by numerous federal, state, and local agencies, lenders, the Appraisal Institute, and code officials. NGBS Green Certification tools and materials shall only to be used for NGBS Green Certification issued by Home Innovation.

Testing Homes to the Highest Green Standards

We certify homes to the rigorous requirements of the National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) – the first residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design, construction, and renovation of buildings and land developments.

Our stringent third-party verified certification ensures homes and apartments are NGBS compliant and focuses on three attributes that are marketable to buyers and renters:

Healthy Homes

  • Providing fresh air ventilation that improves indoor air quality
  • Limiting pollutants and contaminants in the home
  • Preventing moisture problems that can contribute to mold and attract pests
  • Incorporating practices that promote well-being in the buildings we call "home"

Lower Operating Costs

  • Reducing utility costs through cost-effective energy and water efficiency practices
  • Controlling maintenance costs through durable construction and product selection
  • Providing technical and educational resources to ensure the home’s optimum performance

Sustainable Lifestyle

  • Promoting walkability
  • Reducing home maintenance through enhanced durability
  • Preserving natural resources through responsible land development practices
  • Incentivizing Universal Design elements and resilient construction

Giving Products Our Green Approval 

We not only certify green homes and developments – we also pre-approve products that help buildings earn certification. Products that carry the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified mark have been evaluated and approved for specific NGBS criteria. When installed properly and in the right quantity or manner specified by Home Innovation Labs, NGBS Green Certified Products make the verification and certification process more straightforward and streamlined for builders, remodelers, and accredited green verifiers.


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