NAHB Research Center Recognizes Outstanding Green Certification Program Partners for 2011


Upper Marlboro, MD – April 4, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Today the NAHB Research Center recognizes 40 of its Green Partners for their outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. Our 2011 Green Partners of the Year include 21 residential building companies, 12 accredited verifiers, and 7 program advocate organizations.

“This is the first year since the Research Center began offering certification services to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard that we have presented awards to our program partners.” said Research Center President Michael Luzier. “After administering the program for three years, we felt compelled to recognize the significant commitment to green certification, innovation in building science, and leadership in the residential construction industry that our partners have displayed. We are awed by what these companies and individuals are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing.”

The 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partners of the Year Recipients are:

Builders & Remodelers

  • Affordable Housing Management, Inc., Greensboro, NC
  • Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland, Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • Betenbough Homes, Lubbock, TX
  • CF Evans, Orangeburg, SC
  • Construction Enterprises, Porter, IN
  • Cox & Schepp, Charlotte, NC
  • G Home, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • Habitat for Humanity New Castle County, Wilmington, DE
  • KMW Builders, Greensboro, NC
  • Homes by Dickerson, Raleigh, NC
  • M/I of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC
  • Patton & Taylor, Germantown, TN
  • Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, NM
  • Real America, Carmel, IN
  • Saussy-Burbank, Raleigh, NC
  • Schell Brothers, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Shugart Enterprises, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Sustainable Homes, Boerne, TX
  • The Christopher Companies, Oakton, VA
  • Triangle Construction, Madison, MS

Accredited Green Verifiers

  • Steve Armstrong, Greensboro, NC
  • Matthew & Isaac Brazil, Santa Fe, NM
  • Mark Garner, LaPlata, MD
  • Joe Gordon, Georgetown, DE
  • John Hensley, Fairfax, VA
  • Shelly Leonard, Matthews, NC
  • Ron Myers, Smyrna, TN
  • Kurt Ridley, Amarillo, TX
  • Brendon Roark, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Chris Schwarzkopf, Valparaiso, IN
  • Drew Wallace, Columbia, MO
  • Peter Walper, Midland, TX

Program Advocates

  • Delaware State Home Builders Association
  • Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties (NC)
  • Home Builders Association of Maryland
  • Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (NC)
  • Indiana State Home Builders Association
  • LaClede Gas, St. Louis, MO
  • Southern Energy Management, Morrisville, NC

Since the National Green Building Standard became the first and only residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, the NAHB Research Center has certified nearly 2,600 single-family homes, over 150 multifamily buildings representing nearly 4,700 apartments, and 17 residential land developments representing close to 1,000 lots. For more information on the Standard or the Research Center’s certification program, visit

ABOUT THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created nearly 50 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be “NAHB Research Center.” If clarification of the acronym is necessary, the phrase, “a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB),” can follow. In subsequent mentions, “Research Center” is the only acceptable and accurate alternative reference.

Anne Holtz Schmick

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