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NGBS Green - Continuing Education Opportunities

Home Innovation offers educational programming related to the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), NGBS Green certification options, and relevant green building topics. Whether you are new to the NGBS or looking to connect with Home Innovation in a new way, connect with us to learn more about opportunities to increase the efficiency, durability, and performance of homes. For builders and sales agents, there are specialized programs to help you hone your green marketing and grow your business.

Course Accreditations

Home Innovation is a recognized Continuing Education provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Several courses below are marked with a * to indicate that they have been pre-approved for 1-hour of credit through AIA. (Please note: credit is only available for in-person presentations. Reviewing the slide online does not qualify an individual for credits.)

Many, if not all, presentations listed here will contribute toward the continuing education requirements of NGBS Green Verifier accreditation.

Recorded Webinars

Our team periodically hosts educational programming for our partners and clients. To participate in these events in real-time, check out our Events page for upcoming offerings.

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We have a network of experts (Home Innovation staff, NGBS Green Verifiers, and partners) who are available to present to your staff team. Whether the event is a typical Lunch-and-Learn format, evening reception with speaker, or larger conference, we’ve got you covered! Submit a request through our Contact Us portal to schedule a presenter.

Course Descriptions

  • Set Yourself Apart: Get Your Residential Project Green Certified to the NGBS *
    Until recently, single-family homes and multifamily buildings have lagged the green certification market because in residential architecture, the margins are small, the returns are not sufficient to support certain green practices. The NGBS is the first green building standard approved by ANSI and offers a flexible, credible, and affordable rating system for residential builders and developers. The NGBS establishes practices for the design and construction of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. Come learn about the NGBS’s requirements, understand how the certification process works, and hear from a verifier who has successfully used the NGBS for new and existing multifamily projects. Get all the information you need to get your next project NGBS Green Certified and set your project apart from the competition.
  • NGBS Green Remodel: What You Need to Know
    Most homeowners don’t undertake a remodeling project explicitly to make their home “greener.” However, incorporating green practices, products, and technologies into a home remodel can help most homeowners achieve their objective of making their home more comfortable, reduce operating costs, increase durability, and even potentially cutting maintenance requirements.

    The NGBS certification through Home Innovation Research Labs offers flexible, cost-effective third-party certification options to single-family, multifamily, and small projects (kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and small additions). Get all the information you need to get your next remodel project NGBS Green Certified.
  • What Do Manufacturers Need to Know About the NGBS
    Looking to connect with green builders? Join this webinar to learn more about strategic marketing opportunities to connect with developers, builders, and architects.

    The NGBS offers a flexible, credible, and affordable rating system for single- and multifamily buildings, either new construction or renovation. NGBS certification provides architects and builders with an opportunity to improve the performance of their buildings in a cost-effective way before more stringent building codes and energy efficiency requirements are mandated.

    Come learn about the certification requirements, process, and participating builders, as well as opportunities for manufacturers to access NGBS builders and architects. In addition to providing a program introduction, this session will serve as a Train-the-Trainer session. Manufacturers will leave equipped to host AIA-approved continuing education sessions for architect firms about the NGBS, positioning their company as a green building expert/resource.
  • 2012 NGBS Highlights
    One of the defining hallmarks of the NGBS is the rigorous stakeholder process that it underwent under the guidelines of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Among other requirements, the ANSI consensus process requires regular updates to the NGBS to refine practices and address potential issues as best practices and technologies change and evolve. In early 2013, ANSI-approved the 2012 version of the standard. This presentation details some of the major changes to the rating system.
  • How to Sell NGBS Green Certified Homes
    Consumer research indicates that homebuyers value and seek green home features, but connecting directly with local green-minded homebuyers can be difficult. View this presentation to better understand the marketing themes that resonate with homebuyers and best practices for marketing NGBS Green Certified homes.
  • Showcase Your NGBS Green Homes via Porch.com (Coming Soon)
    Porch.com is an online home improvement network where homeowners and homebuyers can connect directly with professionals within their area. Porch offers a great opportunity for all builders to market themselves directly to green-minded consumers. Even better—Home Innovation has partnered with Porch to brand NGBS Green Certified homes and NGBS Green Partners.
    View this presentation to learn about the benefits of having an online presence with Porch and how to activate your online profile. Learn how to take advantage of three free months of the Porch Plus upgraded profile, sponsored by Home Innovation Research Labs for all NGBS Green Partners.

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