We certify houses for all currently available green building, efficiency, and healthy building programs including Energy Star, NAHB Green, LEED-H, and more. Please see below or contact us for more information on how we can help you.
ENERGY STAR is the Environmental Protection Agency’s efficiency program for new residential construction. This program focuses primarily on energy efficiency through proper building performace construction techniques. Other options are available as additions such as the Indoor Air Package. This program is a prerequisite for all the green building programs across the state. Take a tour of an ENERGY STAR home here.
Through the National Green Building Program, the National Association of Home Builders is helping its members move the practice of green building into the mainstream. Energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality are increasingly incorporated into the everyday process of home building.
LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste, and is healthier and more comfortable for occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills; reduced greenhouse gas emissions; and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home.
The NC HealthyBuilt Homes Program provides a certificate for homes meeting "green home guidelines" built by residential builders who practice sustainable, high performance building strategies making the home a comfortable, healthy and affordable place that reduces energy and water usage, promotes renewable energy use and helps protect the land where the home is built.