Monday, January 13, 2014

North Carolina Leads the Nation in Volume of NGBS Green Building Certifications

The following blog is an excerpt from the Home Innovation Insights Blog  written by Cindy Wasser. To view the complete blog, click here.

Green Home Building Trends from 2013


This past year was a big year for Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Building programs, both in terms of new developments/changes and program growth. If you haven't already, I'd encourage your to take a look back at Michelle Desiderio’s Green Building Odyssey post from last April that described numerous program developments from just the first quarter of 2013.

Here are a few notable certification trends we saw last year:

▪North Carolina Still Leads Nation in Volume
North Carolina continues to lead the nation in terms of volume, as green building activity is strong throughout the Triangle and Charlotte metro areas. There are several reasons for the high-volume activity in the state.
  • Green Building Champions. Green-minded HBA leaders, third-party professionals, and builders/developers are working to make green certified homes mainstream — many who have made particularly notable contributions are in the Raleigh/Durham area.
  • Covenant Restrictions in Some Communities. Some N.C. developers are stipulating green certification in the land development agreement. All homes built within those communities will be green certified to the NGBS or another program.
  • Local Incentives. Catawba (Charlotte metro area) and Chatham County (Raleigh metro area) offer permit fee rebates to builders certifying to the NGBS.
NGBS certification has good penetration throughout the East Coast and Midwest. States like Maryland, New York, and Delaware experienced strong certification activity due to local/state government incentives.  

▪Continued Growth for 2014
Given the total number of NGBS Green Registered units in process, Home Innovation is positioned to more than double the number of certifications we will issue in 2014 and 2015. We believe that builders have recognized NGBS Green certification offers an affordable, streamlined, and yet rigorous path to independent, third-party green certification.

This past year was a big year for Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Building programs, both in terms of new developments/changes and program growth. If you haven't already, I'd encourage your to take a look back at Michelle Desiderio’s Green Building Odyssey post from last April that described numerous program developments from just the first quarter of 2013. - See more at: http://www.homeinnovation.com/about/blog/a_year_in_review_for_ngbs#sthash.rdIDxMGI.dpuf


5 Green Home Building Trends from 2013

This past year was a big year for Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Building programs, both in terms of new developments/changes and program growth. If you haven't already, I'd encourage your to take a look back at Michelle Desiderio’s Green Building Odyssey post from last April that described numerous program developments from just the first quarter of 2013.
- See more at: http://www.homeinnovation.com/about/blog/a_year_in_review_for_ngbs#sthash.4f3R7luY.dpuf

5 Green Home Building Trends from 2013

This past year was a big year for Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Building programs, both in terms of new developments/changes and program growth. If you haven't already, I'd encourage your to take a look back at Michelle Desiderio’s Green Building Odyssey post from last April that described numerous program developments from just the first quarter of 2013.
- See more at: http://www.homeinnovation.com/about/blog/a_year_in_review_for_ngbs#sthash.4f3R7luY.dpuf

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