News Analysis

NAHB Green Home Standard Ups Ante on Energy, Water

The NAHB Standard for homes has increased requirements with the release of its first update and offers new guidance for remodeling.

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for homes has increased energy- and water-efficiency requirements with the release of its first update. Other major changes include a broader palette of green building practices to choose from as well as a more streamlined certification process for renovations and additions.

Published February 22, 2013