National Green Building Standard

A six part program to healthier homes with healthier occupants

Six Steps to a Healthy Home

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas:

  • Site Design
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building Operation and Maintenance

Aiming for the NGBS certification provides assurance to your homebuyers that they will be purchasing a quality home that is built well and healthy to live in. Some of the benefits that homeowners can expect from an NGBS certified home are:

  • NGBS certified homes are healthier. The home’s system provides fresh air ventilation that improves indoor air quality. Its construction limits pollutants and contaminants in the home. It’s sealing helps prevent moisture problems that can contribute to mold and attract pests.
  • NGBS certified homes cost less to operate. Through cost-effective energy and water efficiency practices, home’s experience reduced utility costs. Its durable construction and product selection help control maintenance costs. With technical and educational resources, the home reaches optimum performance.
  • NGBS certified homes promote a sustainable lifestyle. The location of NGBS certified homes promote walkability; reducing your carbon footprint. The home’s enhanced durability reduces home maintenance and waste. With responsible land development and practices preserve natural resources.

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