Green Standard Scoring Tool Now Available for Multifamily Buildings
The National Green Building Standard scoring tool for new multifamily buildings is now available and online at www.nahbgreen.org, the home of NAHBGreen, the NAHB National Green Building Program.
The multifamily tool is the second part of the standard to be made available for scoring projects online. The single-family standard tool was launched on Feb. 3. Tools for remodelers and developers will go online in the coming weeks.
The NAHB Research Center, the certifying body for the National Green Building Standard as a rating system of NAHBGreen, has set a fee of $200 for a green multifamily building plus an additional $20 per unit in the building. Verification services are negotiated between builders and verifiers directly and will vary based on the region and types of services provided.
National Green Building Certification must be used to certify an entire multifamily building; individual units within the building are not eligible on their own unless all the other units in the building are certified.
Builders interested in certification through NAHBGreen can find a Research Center-accredited local verifier on the “Find a Verifier” page at www.nahbgreen.org. The builder can work with the verifier to review the score sheet, schedule a rough-in inspection and then schedule a second inspection when the project is finished so the building can be submitted for national certification.
All accredited verifiers listed at www.nahbgreen.org are being given additional mandatory training so that they are ready to verify a multifamily building to the new standard. This training will be completed by March 31.
For additional information, call the National Green Building Program Hotline at 877-NAHB-GRN, or click here for the "Contact Us" page at www.nahbgreen.org.
‘National Green Building Standard’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“The National Green Building Standard,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides “green” practices that can be incorporated into multifamily and single-family new home construction, home remodeling and additions and site development.
The standard covers lot design, resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environment quality; and owner education.
Currently the first and only ANSI-approved green building rating system, the National Green Building Standard is the benchmark for green homes.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here.
Attend the National Green Building Conference in Dallas
Attend the 2009 National Green Building Conference in Dallas on May 10-13 to learn more about the critical paths to green building, and to participate in interactive sessions and be part of the driving force for the green building and remodeling markets.
For more information and to sign up to be notified when registration opens, visit www.nahb.org/GreenBuildingConference.