What building standards do my homes need to comply with to qualify for Green certification?

Rebates are being awarded to home buyers after settlement whose new   construction homes meet one of three different certification programs:

  • National Green Building Standard program
  • LEED for Homes program

  • Energy Star 3.0 Hers or Resnet Hers rated



ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standardâ„¢

The National Green Building Standard is the first residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive American National Standards Institute approval.


HOW DOES A HOME BECOME CERTIFIED THROUGH NGBS?

LEED for Homes       

A LEED-certified home is designed and constructed in accordance with the rigorous guidelines of the LEED for Homes green building certification program. LEED for Homes is a consensus-developed, third party-verified, voluntary rating system which promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.

HOW DOES A HOME GET CERTIFIED THROUGH LEED FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION?



Energy Star 3.0 HERS


ENERGY STAR certified new homes are designed and built to standards well above most other homes on the market today, delivering energy efficiency savings of up to 30 percent when compared to typical new homes. A new home that has earned the ENERGY STAR label has undergone a process of inspections, testing, and verification to meet strict requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), delivering better quality, better comfort, and better durability.

HOW DOES A HOME BECOME CERTIFIED THROUGH ENERGY STAR  HERS?


RESNET- HERS

Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)

The Residential Energy Services Network or RESNET is a not-for-profit, membership corporation that is governed by a board of 17 (who are elected by membership).

RESNET is a recognized national standards-making body for building energy efficiency rating and certification systems in the United States involving:







For additional information about the National Green Building Standard Program, go tohttp://www.homeinnovation.com .  For additional information on the LEED for Residential Program, go to www.usgbc.org. For additional information on Energy Star 3.0 go to http://www.energystar.gov for RESNET - HERS go to http://www.resnet.us/
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