Karla Butterfield Named 2018 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence
February 1, 2019
Karla Butterfield has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2018. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS), has certified more homes than any other national green home certification program thanks in large part to its knowledgeable in-field verifiers. Being a part of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification program partners validates the commitment Karla has made to providing customers with increased value, professionalism, and relevance in the marketplace through third-party verification to the NGBS.
In addition to being named a Green Partner of Excellence for the third consecutive year, Karla is one of only 12 professionals worldwide to hold the designation of NGBS Master Verifier.
“In 2019, NGBS Green celebrates a decade of green, high-performance buildings,” said Home Innovation Vice President, Innovation Services Michelle Foster. “The NGBS Green certification program continues to enjoy widespread growth for both single-family homes and multifamily buildings. This year we celebrate the continued accomplishments of verifiers, architects, developers, and builders who have been recognized previously as Partners of Excellence and continue to design, build, and verify exceptional and sustainable homes.”
To earn NGBS Green certification, a home must meet stringent criteria in six categories: Lot & Site Development, Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Homeowner Education. There are mandatory practices that every NGBS Green Certified home must meet, in addition to 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 home to attain the next level of certification, which is a more extensive requirement than in any other national certification program.