Green Home Builders of the Triangle
The green building program was launched 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.
The Green Council actively promotes green building in the Triangle through our annual Green Home Tour and a wide variety of green building educational programs. In addition, we operate 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 National Green Building Standard™ certification is a consensus-based industry standard that goes well beyond saying a home is energy efficient; it provides independent, third-party verification that a home, apartment building, or land development is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance. Learn more about NGBS.
The council has a diverse membership, including builders (both custom and production), energy raters, remodelers, real estate agents, an attorney, a magazine publisher, an insurance agent, and a variety of vendors.