National Green Building Programs Information

Sustainability and Green Building

These analyses compare the features, elements and key factors of the two most prominent national sustainability and green building rating systems for single- and multifamily homes.

They review the similarities and differences of the rating systems to help parties interested in integrating above-code, voluntary sustainable design and construction practices and programs their building, remodeling and development projects to determine which program is best suited for their needs.

These comparisons can also be used by an HBA and/or their government affairs staff when they are working with their local jurisdictions on any above-code sustainability incentives, or if a jurisdiction mandates a specific national green building rating system, this information can be used to show that the National Green Building Standard could be used as an alternative.