Online Green Certification Tool Ready for a Test Drive
The NAHBGreen online certification program for green building projects is open for business — as long as users don’t mind a few links that go nowhere yet.
The certification tool at www.nahbgreen.org will be part of the NAHB National Green Building Program when the initiative is launched on Feb. 14 at the International Builders’ Show. Right now, the home builders associations and individual builders who are piloting the program are taking the tool for a test drive, and the NAHB Research Center, which developed the new tool, is inviting other interested participants to try it out as well.
When the Web site is finished, it will include a wide variety of resources and education as builders work to go green — as well as a directory of green builders, green projects and local green building programs.
It will also include tools for local HBAs that are ready to set up their own programs — including sample documents and case studies gleaned from programs that are already up and running and have certified more than 100,000 homes.
While the Research Center continues to add content every day, not all of it is available yet, so users should not be concerned about inactive links and placeholders. It’s the certification tool itself that green building program leaders hope to see more builders check out.
Go to www.nahbgreen.org to try out the tool.
Members interested in getting more information about the program can sign up for the Green Building Program Update e-newsletter by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Calli Schmidt at 800-368-5242 x8132.
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