National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification
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National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification

The ICC 700 National Green Building Standard provides practices for the design, construction, and certification of green multifamily residential buildings, including:
  • High- and low-rise apartment buildings
  • High- and low-rise condominiums
  • Residential units in mixed-use buildings
A new green multifamily building can be awarded a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Emerald certification level, depending on the number of green practices successfully incorporated in its design and construction. Existing multifamily buildings can also attain one of the four levels of certification when remodeled according to the requirements of the NGBS. Home Innovation Research Labs certifies the entire building, not individual apartments.

See below for important NGBS related documents: