February 2, 2018 | Upper Marlboro, MD
Home Innovation Research Labs Recognizes 2017 NGBS Green Partners of Excellence
Builders, Remodelers, Verifiers, Architects, Program Champions Applauded for Helping Promote High-Performance, Green Home Building
Today, Home Innovation Research Labs recognized 140 NGBS Green Partners for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. The 2017-2018 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include 78 residential building and development companies; 23 accredited verifiers (including all 8 of our NGBS Green MASTER Verifiers); 22 architectural firms; and 17 exemplary program advocates from across the country. There were three individuals who were each recognized in two categories this year – Steve Armstrong (Verifier & Advocate); Aaron Gary (Verifier & Advocate); and Lisa Stephens (Builder & Advocate) – because their contributions to the NGBS Green program were worthy of recognition in both areas.
“What a year!” said Home Innovation Vice President Innovation Services Michelle Foster. “NGBS Green celebrated its 100,000th NGBS Green Certified home in March 2017, and less than a year later we have certified an additional 28,000+ homes. In 2017 we also marked the first 2015 NGBS Green Certified home; started development of the 2018 NGBS, which will now cover mixed-use multifamily buildings; and Home Innovation was selected as ENERGY STAR MRO for high-rise multifamily buildings. We could not have attained all these milestones – while at the same time continuing to provide an affordable, rigorous certification program that provides value to the entire residential construction industry – without these dedicated partners.”
The Partners of Excellence awards provide an opportunity for Home Innovation Research Labs to recognize the leadership, innovation, and excellence of its NGBS Green Certification Program partners and other champions of credible green building in the residential sector.