NAHBGreen Resources

Resources to help you advocate, promote and further understand high performance and sustainable construction.


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NAHBGreen Toolbox

- SmartMarket Report: New and Remodeled Green Homes: Transforming the Residential Market

- SmartMarket Report: Green Multifamily and Single-Family Homes

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9/4/2013 Get To Know the 2012 National Green Building Standard

Brief overview of the 2012 NGBS and notable changes.

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9/4/2013 2012 National Green Building Standard Overview

An overview of the 2012 NGBS and what it includes.

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9/4/2013 Overcoming Appraisal Challenges

Tips for overcoming appraisal challenges for high performance homes.

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9/4/2013 A Policymaker's Guide to NGBS vs. LEED Comparison

A comparison of NGBS and LEED.

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9/4/2013 Notable Changes to the 2012 National Green Building Standard

An overview of the notable changes to the 2012 NGBS.

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9/4/2013 The Green Residential Market

A snapshot of the current green residential market and its expected growth.

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11/1/2013 NGBS Chapter 7 Compliance Flow Chart

2012 NGBS compliance flow chart for Chapter 7: Energy Efficiency.

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CGP Resources

These resources are directly related to the Green Building for Building Professionals course and the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation but can be useful to anyone looking to learn more about high-performance construction.

- Click here for resources on Radon from the EPA

- Boston Consulting Group Study

- How to Sell A Certified Green Home

- Fed. Trade Comm’n Press Release, FTC Issues Revised "Green Guides:” Will Help Marketers Avoid Making Misleading Environmental Claims (Oct. 1, 2012)

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9/4/2013 Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum

Appraisal addendum for green and energy efficient homes created by the Appraisal Institute.

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11/6/2013 Before You Build Green

A primer on avoiding liability pitfalls

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9/4/2013 Builder/Land Developer Application Packet

Example of application packet for Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification Program.

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9/4/2013 Multi-Unit Application Packet

Example of the application packet for Home Innovation NGBS Green Certification Program.

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9/4/2013 New Construction Scoring Tool Sample

Sample page from the green scoring tool used for certification.

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9/4/2013 Designer's Report Sample

Sample page from the Designer's Report used in certification.

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9/4/2013 Verification Report Sample

Sample page from the Verification Report used for certification.

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