WJW has been named a Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence for 2018, one of 20 architecture firms from across the U.S. to receive this recognition. NGBS Green, which is based on the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), 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 WJW has made to providing increased value, comfort, durability, and efficiency through its NGBS Green Certified homes.
To earn certification to the National Green Building Standard, a multifamily building must meet rigorous 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.
WJW is proud to be a 2018 NGBS Green Partner of Excellence!