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Green National Building Standard


The National Green Building Standard™ certification 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.

Testing Homes to the Highest Green Standards

Sycamore Resort will be a certify Condominium to the rigorous requirements of the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) – the only residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments.
The certification program ensures apartments are built in compliance with the NGBS and focuses on three primary attributes that are highly marketable to today’s discerning consumers:

1 -Healthy Homes

  • Providing fresh air ventilation that improves indoor air quality;
  • Limiting pollutants and contaminants in the home;
  • Preventing moisture problems that can contribute to mold and attract pests.

2 – Lower Operating Costs

  • Reducing utility costs through cost-effective energy and water efficiency practices;
  • Controlling maintenance costs through durable construction and product selection;
  • Providing technical and educational resources to ensure the home’s optimum performance.

3 – Sustainable Lifestyle

  • Promoting walkability;
  • Reducing home maintenance through enhanced durability;
  • Preserving natural resources through responsible land development practices.

At Sycamore Resort, we will work not only to provide a hassle-free properties management but every choice on the construction will have a direct impact on the property maintenance and will guarantee low costs operation for the next 25 years.

Independent Verification

The NGBS requires that a qualified, independent third-party inspect the project and verify that all green design or construction practices claimed by the builder toward green
certification are incorporated correctly into the project. Most projects require at least two inspections. Verifiers record the results of their rough and final inspections on a Verification
Report which is submitted to Home Innovation Research Labs.
Home Innovation Research Labs qualifies, trains, tests, and accredits these verifiers and maintains a current list at HomeInnovation.com. After the Verification Reports are submitted, Home Innovation Research Labs reviews them to ensure accuracy and completeness, and issues green certification to the project. Verification fees vary by market and project scope.

Making the Best Green Certification Choice

The NGBS is as rigorous as, if not more rigorous than, any other national green rating system currently available, yet it has always been and will continue to be the most  ffordable
option for builders, remodelers, and developers. But don’t just take our word for it. There are several independent reports that provide this type of comparative information available at HomeInnovation.com/Green.
Because of its inherent credibility as an ANSI-approved standard, the NGBS is recognized by several state and local governments and other agencies across the country for green-related financial incentives. Some jurisdictions also
recognize those building professionals seeking certification to the NGBS by providing expedited permitting and other process-based incentives.

Green Practices

Lot Design, Preparation, and Development |
Resource Efficiency | Energy Efficiency | Water
Efficiency | Indoor Environmental Quality |
Operation, Maintenance, and Building Owner
Some of the practices in the NGBS are mandatory.
However, builders, remodelers, and developers also have the ability to select from an array of green practices those that are best suited to their local market conditions, homebuyer preferences, and individual business strategies.

Learn More about the National Green Certification