C.F. Evans Construction has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2017.
This year marks the fourth time C.F. Evans Construction has received the recognition. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard, has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program.
Being one of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification participants to be recognized validates the commitment C.F. Evans has made to providing its customers with increased value, comfort, durability and efficiency through its NGBS Green Certified apartments.
“What a year!” said Home Innovation Vice President Innovation Services Michelle Foster. “NGBS Green celebrated its 100,000th NGBS Green Certified home in March 2017, and less than a year later we have certified an additional 28,000-plus homes.
"In 2017 we also marked the first 2015 NGBS Green Certified home; started development of the 2018 NGBS, which will now cover mixed-use multifamily buildings; and Home Innovation was selected as ENERGY STAR MRO for high-rise multifamily buildings.
"We could not have attained all these milestones – while at the same time continuing to provide an affordable, rigorous certification program that provides value to the entire residential construction industry – without dedicated partners like C.F. Evans.”
To date, C.F. Evans has constructed more than 2,100 units that were NGBS Green Certified by Home Innovation Research Labs.
“Eight years ago, we made green building a priority for our team. We wanted not only to be the top choice for quality multifamily developments, but the top choice for those going green. We are so grateful for the opportunities we have had to build green projects in the Southeast. We are thrilled by this recognition and honored to be part of this outstanding group of builders, remodelers, developers, architects, and verifiers,” Johnny Evans, president and CEO, said.
To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard, a multifamily building must meet criteria in six categories: Lot & Site Development; Resource Efficiency; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Indoor Environmental Quality, and Homeowner Education.
There are mandatory practices in each category that every Green Certified home or building must meet, and there are a wide range of additional optional practices in each category that a builder can select based on the applicability to buyers or renters in their market. There are also mandatory point minimums in every category in order for a building to attain the next level of certification, which is a more stringent requirement than any other national certification program.
Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute, Home Innovation Research Labs has certified nearly 130,000 green single-family and apartment homes, and more than 1,650 lots within green residential land developments.