Green Building Standards – Now is the Time - for Residential with Michelle Foster

  • Wed, Oct 20, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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October 20th at 6pm - 1 LU

Green Building Standards – Now’s the time!

Michelle Foster

VP for Sustainability

Home Innovation Research Labs

Course Description:

Given the climate crises we’ve experienced this past summer and New Jersey’s 2050 Zero Carbon goal, now is the time.  Now’s the time to educate our friends, clients, and contractors about the benefits of Green Building.  Please come learn how to use the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) on your next project.  Michelle Foster, VP for Sustainability at Home Innovation Research Labs will:


1. Show how NGBS GREEN overcomes barriers to green certified buildings for builders and developers

2. Review how the NGBS improves the design, construction, and performance of homes and multifamily buildings

3. Show us how multifamily and mixed-use buildings are certified as compliant with the National Green Building Standard ICC-700

4. Update you on the 2020 NGBS revisions, including the expanded scope, certification for commercial space, the water efficiency performance path, and the more flexible requirements for remodeled buildings


NGBS Background:

In 2008 the National Green Building Standard® ICC – 700 (NGBS) earned ANSI approval as the first green rating system for residentially-used buildings. NGBS Green offered the industry a flexible, rigorous, and affordable path to third-party green certification, and within a short period of time, architects, developers, owners, agencies, and financial institutions catapulted the NGBS to be the leading national residential green certification program. Since then, over 200,000 homes and apartments have earned NGBS Green certification and over 130,000 homes are in-process to earn certification.

ANSI recently approved the 2020 NGBS, the third version to date, with an expanded scope that applies to mixed-use buildings, assisted living facilities, hotels, dormitories, lodging houses, and even monasteries. The 2020 NGBS includes a certification path for the commercial space of mixed-use buildings; greater flexibility for existing buildings being renovated or converted; a new performance path for water efficiency; and new practices designed to promote resiliency, universal design, wellness.


Date & Time

Wed, Oct 20, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM