Building a Greener Tomorrow: Urban NW Homes and the NGBS Green Certification Advantage

Urban NW is committed to constructing homes that not only meet but exceed the highest green building standards. Our dedication to quality and environmental responsibility is exemplified through our partnership with the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) – a rigorous third-party testing and certification program that ensures our homes are at the forefront of eco-friendly living.

Testing Homes to the Highest Green Standards: The NGBS Certification Advantage

Urban NW takes pride in subjecting every home to the rigorous requirements of the NGBS, the first residential green building rating system approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. NGBS Green Certification ensures that our homes are designed and built to achieve high performance in critical areas, setting them apart in terms of quality and environmental responsibility.

Our commitment goes beyond certifying homes; we extend our dedication to pre-approving products that align with NGBS criteria. Products bearing the Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified mark have been rigorously evaluated and approved, streamlining the verification and certification process for builders, remodelers, and green verifiers. Choosing these products contributes to a more straightforward and streamlined green building process.

Third-Party Verification: Ensuring Integrity and Quality

NGBS Green Certified mandates third-party verification for all projects. This stringent process, is backed by the National Association of Home Builders and ensures that projects meet the specified green building standards. Third-party verifiers play a crucial role in providing independent scrutiny, expertise, and quality assurance throughout the construction process.

Commonly Asked Questions About Green Home Building

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Q: Why does third-party verification matter for integrity and credibility?
A: Third-party verification is essential for projects seeking incentives such as expedited permitting, density bonuses, and cash rebates. Verifiers act as independent evaluators, confirming that projects meet the specified green standards. Their expertise and scrutiny contribute to certified homes’ consistency and quality control.

Q: How does a home become certified as green?
A: The verification process for green home builders seeking NGBS certification involves two onsite inspections: a rough inspection after framing but before drywall installation, and a final inspection upon construction completion. Throughout the process, builders compile documentation on materials, equipment, and techniques used to meet green building criteria. Once both inspections are completed and compliance is confirmed, the verifier signs the final Verification Report, which is submitted to Home Innovation within 30 days. Home Innovation reviews the report and associated documentation, aiming to issue a “Home Innovation Green Certified” certificate within one business day if all requirements are met. This certificate serves as official recognition of the home’s adherence to green building standards.

Q: Who are the verifiers certifying homes, and how are they qualified?
A: Third-party verifiers are accredited by Home Innovation Research Labs and are responsible for conducting the required inspections, completing scoring spreadsheets, and managing the administrative aspects of certification. They bring value to the project by aiding in efficiency building from the start, identifying cost-saving synergies, and ensuring compliance with green building standards. It’s recommended to involve a verifier early in the process, ideally before drywall installation, to maximize their contributions to the project.

Green Home Communities: Sustainably Crafted Neighborhoods

Step into our thoughtfully designed communities, where sustainability intertwines seamlessly with modern living. Each Urban NW community undergoes the meticulous NGBS Green certification process, guaranteeing that our homes are constructed with a focus on Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Operation & Maintenance. 

Discovering a home you’ll truly love goes beyond the physical structure—it’s about finding a place where every detail resonates with your unique lifestyle and preferences. At Urban NW, we recognize the significance of this quest and are committed to assisting individuals in finding not just a house but a home where they can genuinely belong.

Explore our commitment to sustainability and discover vibrant, eco-conscious neighborhoods!

Whether you are searching for an affordable new green-built home or looking for luxurious living, Urban NW has thoughtfully designed many communities with various floor plans to suit your needs. Starting from the mid $500k to $900k, our homes offer a range of options for those looking to make a move.

Our communities are vibrant, thriving spaces where families grow, memories are crafted, and homes are healthy. Urban NW’s commitment to providing homes that go beyond expectations is evident in every community we build.

Green Home Building Plans: Blueprint for Healthy Living

Each of our green home building plans is a blueprint for a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Urban NW prioritizes three core attributes: Healthy Homes, Lower Operating Costs, and Sustainable Living. Our homes provide fresh air ventilation, limit pollutants, and incorporate practices that enhance overall well-being. 

Our homes provide fresh air ventilation, limit pollutants, and incorporate practices that enhance overall well-being.

It’s true: our plans contribute to lower utility costs, controlled maintenance expenses, and a sustainable lifestyle with walkable communities, reduced maintenance, and responsible land development practices.

Urban NW presents an unparalleled opportunity for those with a distinct vision and a desire for a truly unique living space. Choose from a plethora of fully customizable floor plans or collaborate with our experienced team to draw a plan tailored precisely to your vision and budget. The flexibility offered by Urban NW means that if it fits on your lot, we will bring it to life.

The possibilities with Urban NW are limitless, ensuring that your dream home is not just a distant wish but a tangible reality waiting to unfold. From concept to completion, our team is dedicated to turning your vision into a living space that reflects your individuality—and aligns seamlessly with your lifestyle.

Explore our inventory of homes that have already achieved NGBS Green Certification. These homes not only meet the highest green building standards but also offer the advantage of a quicker move-in process. By choosing an Urban NW home, you align yourself with a commitment to a healthier environment and lower operating costs, ensuring a greener future for you and your family.

In the journey to find a home you’ll love in Clark County, Urban NW stands as a reliable partner, ready to guide you through the diverse options and assist you in making the right choice. Your dream home is not just a concept—it’s closer than you think, waiting to be discovered in one of our thoughtfully crafted communities or realized through Urban NW Custom Homes.

Build Green With Urban NW

At Urban NW, we believe in being more than a new home builder; we are dedicated champions of sustainable living, firmly grounded in our steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility. 

Our distinctive approach is underscored by our robust partnership with the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification, a testament to our unwavering dedication to the highest standards of green building practices. 

The stringent third-party verification process we undertake further solidifies our commitment—that every Urban NW home not only meets but exceeds the expectations of sustainable and eco-friendly construction. When you choose Urban NW, you are making a conscious decision to embrace a greener, healthier, and more sustainable lifestyle, one that is attuned to the principles of environmental stewardship. 

Take a moment to explore our meticulously designed communities, delve into the intricacies of our green home building plans, peruse our inventory homes that have already received NGBS Green Certification, and start your journey towards a greener future by scheduling an appointment with our expert team.

By aligning yourself with Urban NW, you become an integral part of a transformative movement dedicated to building a greener tomorrow, one home at a time. Your choice goes beyond just selecting a home; it signifies your commitment to a sustainable lifestyle, contributing to the collective effort of fostering a more environmentally conscious and responsible community. Join us on this journey, and together, let’s shape a future where every home is healthy.