Green Home Builders of the Triangle
a joint program of the HBA of Durham-Orange-Chatham Counties and the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County
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 for a press release from the NGBS Awards Event in August 2013!
What Does It Mean to Build Green?
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Come See What It Means To Be Green!
Next Tour: May 3-4 & May 10-11, 2014
for more info on the Tour
We're Bringing Green to the Mainstream!
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.
2013 GHBT Executive Committee
|Dermot O'Brien, Saussy Burbank Homes|
|Vice Chair||Mitch Barron, Barron Company|
|Past Chair||Tom Finn, Habitat for Humanity-Orange County|
|Secretary||Dave Gephart, Gephart Marketing Solutions|
|Treasurer||Terrance Fraiser, PSNC Energy|
|Green Tour and Marketing Committee||Kevin Kusilek, Professional Builders Supply/ Taylor Fearrington, Southern Energy Management|
|Sponsorship||Rachel Della Valle, Southern Energy Management|
|Building Science||Jamie Hager, Southern Energy Management /David Creech, Creech Const.|
|Education Public Outreach||Robert Bodnar, Meritage Homes|
|Public Policy||Jon Showalter, Homes by Dickerson|
|Membership||Marsha Burger, Green Healthy Built Homes/ Pat Finn, Stock Supply|
|At Large||Michele Myers, M Squared Builders|
|At Large||Randy Lanou, BuildSense, Inc|
|At Large||Jeff Wiblitzhouser, Paradise Found Construction|
A joint program of the HBA of Durham, Orange, & Chatham Counties and the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County
Thanks to our 2013 Program Sponsors!
Synergy in Print
Beaman Building & Realty
Central Vacuum Experts
Earth Energy Solutions
L.D. Swain & Son
Out of the Woods Builders
Professional Builders Supply
Quick Turn Appraisels
Superior Walls of NC
Yes! Solar Solutions