National Green Building Standards Land Development Certification

March 10, 2015

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the first green building standard approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). It offers a flexible, credible, and affordable rating system for residential builders and developers.

The NGBS establishes practices for the design and construction of green residential buildings, renovations, and land developments. NGBS Green Land Development certification offers a flexible option for planned communities, as it can be applied to any community size and density threshold.

Attendees learned about the NGBS's requirements, gained an understanding of how the certification process works, and viewed examples of certified projects.

Cindy Wasser

Cindy Wasser

In her role as manager of Green Building Programs at Home Innovation Research Labs, Cindy Wasser manages all day-to-day functions of the NGBS Green certification program. Prior to joining Home Innovation, Wasser supported the National Association of Counties' Green Government Initiative, a public-private partnership which connects local elected officials and staff with industry best practices and technologies for sustainability. She holds a B.S. in U.S. Environmental Policy from Rutgers University.