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National Green Building Standard

The National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings, including:

  • high- and low-rise apartment buildings
  • high- and low-rise condominiums
  • residential units in mixed-use buildings

A new green multifamily building can be awarded a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Emerald certification level, depending on the number of green practices successfully incorporated in its design and construction. Existing multifamily buildings can also attain one of the four levels of certification when remodeled according to the requirements of the NGBS. Home Innovation Research Labs certifies the entire building, not individual apartments.

Southern Energy Management accredited Green Verifiers and Master Verifiers turn key services will support your design and project teams while reducing the learning curve for those new to green building.