November 14, 2011
Nation's Building News

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New Features on Green Building Website Make Searches for Builders and Remodelers Easier

The NAHB Research Center is adding new features to The National Green Building Program’s website — www.nahbgreen.org — to make it easier for home buyers and home owners to search for green builders and remodelers.

The “Find a Participating Builder” tab has been replaced by “Find Your Green Home.”

The Single-Family Homes and Remodelers sections are now complete, allowing consumers to choose the state where they want to buy or remodel a home, and select from among those program participants listed on the site who have had projects certified by the NAHB Research Center.

Later this fall, the Apartments/Condominiums and Green Communities/Lots tabs will display additional consumer-oriented information — including the project or community’s name, its website and a brief description of the property.

Another new feature is an Incentives Summary for all known state, county and city incentives directly tied to certification to the National Green Building Standard.

The NAHB Research Center is asking members to inform it of any additional green certification rewards.

“We will work with you and other local stakeholders to ensure the standard is considered at least on par with other nationally available green certifications in those instances,” the Research Center said.

“It benefits everyone in the program when the standard gets that kind of recognition,” it said.

For additional information on certification to the National Green Building Standard, visit www.nahbgreen.org.

For information on the Green Building for Building Professionals course — a two-day green building and building science course based on the standard — visit www.nahb.org/cgpinfo.

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