GreenHome Institiute - "Using National Green Building Standard for Multifamily Success" - Free CEU Webinar


start time: Mar 15, 2017 12:00:00 PM EDT

end time: Mar 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM EDT

About this Event

Event Details

Until recently, residential buildings lagged in the green certification market because compared to commercial construction the margins for residential are small and the ROI is calculated differently. But ANSI approval of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) in 2009 opened the door to cost-effective, credible, marketable green certification for homes and apartments, and this trend is on the rise. In fact, McGraw Hill reports the green home market is poised to double from what it was in 2013-going from $37 billion (27% of market) to $90 billion (up to 33% of market) by 2016. Don't miss your chance to capitalize on this growing market through the NGBS and learn about the rigorous requirements, the NGBS Green certification program, as well as emerging green building trends with the development of the 2015 NGBS.


Lessons Learned

  1. Learn how buildings are designed and constructed using the National Green Building Standard and how it differs from other green building rating systems
  2. Understand the costs and benefits of earning NGBS Green
  3. Understand how NGBS Green's third-party green verification helps to deliver a high-performing asset
  4. Learn what residnetial builders and developers are using NGBS Green and why


Continuing Education Units (CEUS)

  • GBCI
  • AIA(HSW)
  • NARI Green
  • Certified Green Professional (CGP)
  • AIBD
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • May be applicable to your state-based design or contractor license*



Michelle Foster works with builders, architects, remodelers, and other housing professionals to remove barriers to innovation by leveraging Home Innovation's unparalleled knowledge and experience in market analysis and building science research. Michelle oversees NGBS Green, the certification program based on the National Green Building Standard. The program certifies new and remodeled residential buildings and communities of all sizes and has transformed the market for green certified homes. Michelle's work has focused on market-based solutions that solve environmental issues without compromising housing affordability. Michelle developed Fannie Mae's Smart Commute Mortgage, revamped the Energy Efficient Mortgage, and developed a methodology to calculate the carbon reduction from efficient homes so that they could be sold on the emerging greenhouse gas market. Michelle has a Masters in Urban Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Virginia and a BS in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


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Event organizer

Rusty Hudnet Office Coordinator