PHRC Webinars

NGBS Green Building Standard Update

1/14/2014 1:00 - 2:00 PM


Cind Wasser, Home Innovation Labs



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Until recently, residential buildings have lagged the green certification market because in residential architecture, the margins are small, and the returns are not always sufficient to support certain green practices. The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the first green building standard approved by ANSI and offers a flexible, credible, and affordable rating system for builders and developers. The Standard establishes practices for the design and construction of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. Come learn about the Standard’s requirements, understand how the certification process works, and hear how to successfully market a green home. Get all the information you need to get your next project NGBS Green Certified and set your project apart from the competition.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the development of 2012 version of ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, its scope, and the opportunities for project certification.
  • Detail the process, roles, and responsibilities of the participants.
  • Explain Home Innovation Research Labs’ green certification process under the National Green Building Standard.
  • Identify program eligibility requirements for certification under the standard.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit

Credit Hours


Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

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The Pennsylvania State University

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