Green Home Builders of the Triangle

a joint program of the HBA of Durham-Orange-Chatham Counties and the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County

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 Our green building program was launched in 2006 with the primary purpose of promoting building techniques and materials that produce homes which consume less energy and other resources, facilitate better indoor air quality, and provide a more durable product requiring less maintenance.

CLICK HERE to view recent Green Home projects!

CLICK HERE regarding a recent NGBS Awards Event!

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What Does It Mean to Build Green?

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Operation, Maintenance, and Homeowner Edu.

Don't miss our 9th Annual Green Home Tour!

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Tour Dates: May 3-4 & May 10-11, 12-5pm         

CLICK HERE for more Tour information!
              

 We're Bringing Green to the Mainstream!

Our green building program was launched in 2006 with the primary purpose of promoting building techniques and materials that produce homes which consume less energy and other resources, facilitate better indoor air quality, and provide a more durable product requiring less maintenance.  Click here to learn more about the GHBT members and leadership team.  If you are an industry professional interested in green building, please join us!  Click here for the program application.
Since November of 2006, we have been actively promoting green building in the Triangle through our annual Green Home Tour and a wide variety of green building educational programs.  In addition, we have been operating a 3rd-party-verified certification program that was initially based on the Model Green Home Building Guidelines issued by the National Association of Home Builders.  In early 2010, our program adopted the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) as its basis for certification.  The NGBS is a consensus-based industry standard that provides the requirements for four levels of certification: bronze, silver, gold, and emerald.
In order to achieve a GHBT certificate for a home, a builder has been required to enroll the home in our program, complete a scoresheet to show that sufficient goals are being met in each of the program areas, include those components during construction, and work with a third-party verifier who checks to ensure that adequate goals have been met.  Click here to learn about the homes that have been enrolled and certified in our program.
In September of 2010, the GHBT program will stop taking new certification enrollments and will encourage builders to use the NAHBGreen certification program, with which GHBT is affiliated.  The NAHBGreen certification program is also based on the NGBS, so the basis for certification will remain the same as under the GHBT certification program.
Click here to find out more or call Leigh Scott, Director of Green Building Programs, at 919-493-8899.

Since November of 2006, we have been actively promoting green building in the Triangle through our annual Green Home Tour and a wide variety of green building educational and marketing efforts.  In addition, we started operating a 3rd-party-verified certification program that was initially based on the Model Green Home Building Guidelines issued by the National Association of Home Builders.  In 2010, our GHBT program adopted the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) as its basis for certification.  The NGBS is a consensus-based ANSI standard that provides the requirements for four levels of certification: bronze, silver, gold, and emerald.

In order to achieve a NGBS certificate for a home, a builder is required to enroll the home, complete a scoresheet to show sufficient goals are being met in each of the areas, include those components during construction, and work with a third-party verifier who checks to ensure that adequate goals have been met. The NGBS green certification program goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient through six key high performance areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance.  Click here to view some local homes that have been certified through our program.

Our Builders are encouraged to use the NAHBGreen Certification program which is based on the National Green Building Standard. The NGBS Green Certification program is administered by Home Innovation Research Labs www.homeinnovation.com/green which allows us to be a NGBS Green Partner.

Click here to find out more or call Lynn Nacewicz, Director of Green Building at 919-493-8899.

 

 2014 GHBT Executive Committee

Chair

Mitch Barron, Barron Company
Vice Chair Jeff Wiblitzhouser, Paradise Found Construction
Past Chair Dermot O'Brien, Saussy Burbank Homes
Secretary Dan Lutz, Knauf Insulation
Treasurer Terrance Fraiser, PSNC Energy
Green Tour 2014 & Marketing Kevin Kusilek, Professional Builders Supply/ Taylor Fearrington, Southern Energy Management
Sponsorship Rachel Della Valle, Southern Energy Management/ Pat Finn, Stock Supply
Building Science Michael Peaden, Dow Chemical/ Jay Beaman, Beaman Building & Realty
Education Public Outreach Robert Bodnar, KB Home / Jamie Hager, Southern Energy Management
Public Policy David Creech, Creech Construction
Membership Emilee Collins, Collins Design Build/ Mike Pool, Eaton Corporation
At Large Michele Myers, M Squared Builders
At Large Joe Norwood, Anchorage Building Corporation
At Large Craig Morrison, Cimarron Homes