Sustainability and Green Building

Sustainability and Green Building

Incorporating construction and development techniques, materials and designs intended to minimize a home’s impact on the environment and conserve natural resources.

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Register Now for Virtual Green Home Tour Series

Home Performance Counts, the joint educational initiative between NAHB and the National Association of REALTORS, presents its next Virtual Green Home Tour on July 15 at 3 p.m. ET from Ridgefield, Wash. The next event will explore the Gladstone, which has earned 2020 NGBS Green Certified Emerald level certification — the highest available — as well as the Wellness and Universal Design NGBS Green+ Badges. Additional certifications include DOE Zero Energy Ready and EPA Indoor airPLUS. A live Q&A will take place immediately after the tour.

Photography above by Sage Aesthetic

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Overview

Sustainability and high performance building incorporates construction techniques, materials and designs to minimize a home’s impact on the environment.

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Tools and Research

From videos to expert Q&As to checklists and toolkits, NAHB offers myriad resources to help educate and prepare builders for success in green building.

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Green Certifications

A number of green building programs exist to certify the level of home’s performance. Learn more about these programs, including the National Green Building Standard.

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Engagement Opportunities
<p>NAHB offers a wealth of outlets to connect with and learn from other green building professionals.</p>

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GET INVOLVED

NAHB offers a wealth of outlets to connect with and learn from other green building professionals.

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Homeowner Education
<p>Looking to build a high-performance home? Use these resources to get a better understanding of sustainability and green building practices.</p>

Home owner Education

Home owner Education

Looking to build a high-performance home? Use these resources to get a better understanding of sustainability and green building practices.

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Selling Green
<p>Prospective buyers are interested in green building practices and are willing to spend more to invest in healthy homes. Learn how to talk to them about it.</p>

Selling Green

Selling Green

Prospective buyers are interested in green building practices and are willing to spend more to invest in healthy homes. Learn how to talk to them about it.

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Water
<p>Water efficiency has tangible environmental and cost savings benefits. Learn more about the different technologies and rating systems available.</p>

Water

Water

Water efficiency has tangible environmental and cost savings benefits. Learn more about the different technologies and rating systems available.

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Energy
<p>Lower utility bills are just one benefit using energy-efficiency practices. Learn more about how to incorporate these technologies into your homes.</p>

Energy

Energy

Lower utility bills are just one benefit using energy-efficiency practices. Learn more about how to incorporate these technologies into your homes.

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