pursued and achieved NGBS
Green Land Development Certification for the newly constructed Marseilles Village community, almost by accident.
For more information about Nigora goats, please call or email either of the founders of the NGBS
Information about the NGBS
certification is available at http://www.
The updated NGBS
clarifies the certification process for multifamily buildings and specifies the requirements for common areas versus apartment units.
Publication of the updated NGBS
(ICC-7o 2o08) is expected in early 2013.
The session was intended for firms that are currently seeking NGBS
certification or are interested in the certification program.
This was the first Consensus Committee review and update of the NGBS
since it was first published in 2009.
The community is Home Innovation NGBS
Green Registered, meaning it is designed and built to meet the rigorous criteria of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS
) and will be verified to meet the criteria independently by third-party agents of Home Innovation Research Labs.
In addition to the development being certified, every home built in the community is certified to the Silver Level of NGBS
at a minimum.
NAA/NMHC played key roles in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) certification process for NGBS
, offering input and comment as ANSI requires.
Of note, the NGBS
and the IgCC have substantialIv different formats.
First published in 2009, the NGBS
is the only code-based green building program for residential construction and provides an alternative to non-standardized green rating systems such as LFED.