GreenSpot Energy & Sustainability was recently named a “Partner in Excellence” by the certifying overseer for the National Green Building Standard (#NGBS).
Granted July 11th, the award went to people, companies and organizations that made outstanding contributions to green building in their communities, and for commitment to market-driven certification of high-performance homes. GreenSpot was one of six accredited in-field verifiers and 30 professional organizations nationwide to receive the award, and the only Colorado award winner.
GreenSpot works with single- and multi-family building owners to certify properties with the above-building-code certification, an alternative to #LEED -- the U.S. Green Building Council’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.” While not as well known as LEED, NGBS offers an equally stringent home designation that marks a property as green – lower energy and water bills, more comfortable, healthier, more durable, and with a smaller carbon footprint.
In particular, NGBS has an abbreviated certification path for remodeled and renovated properties, and we’ve worked with a number of “green-and-flip” investors, rehabbers and owners. (See blog post 10/16/2013 for one example.)
The National Green Building Standard is also one of the top three green-building certifications searchable on multiple listing services throughout Colorado and other MLSes offering searchable fields about green homes In the United States.
If interested in certifying new or existing properties as a National Green Building Standard property, contact us today.
- Melissa Baldridge