National Green Building Standard provides green practices that can be incorporated into new homes
National Green Building Standard provides green practices that can be incorporated into new homes, including high-rise multifamily buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, as well as the site upon which the green homes are located. Practices discussed include:
- Lot design, preparation and development
- Resource, energy and water efficiency
- Indoor environmental quality
- Operation, maintenance and building owner education.
Four threshold levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Emerald) provide builders with a means to achieve basic entry-level green building or achieve the highest level of sustainable building that incorporates energy savings of 60 percent or higher. This standard can be used by any builder for their individual projects or can be the basis for a local community or state green building program.