Home Innovation Research Labs recently recognized 45 of its National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partners for outstanding contributions to advancing green building in their communities and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes. The 2012–13 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partners of Excellence include 18 residential building companies, 10 program advocate organizations, 10 accredited verifiers, three architectural firms, and four elected officials.

“We’ve gone through a lot of changes in this last year—changes in the industry, in our company, and in the National Green Building Standard,” said Home Innovation Labs president and CEO Michael Luzier. “While all the changes have been extremely positive, we recognize it takes a lot for a company or an individual to ‘roll with the punches’ and persevere with the same level of enthusiasm and excellence in a certification program as rigorous as ours.”

Luzier added that Home Innovation wanted “to recognize the significant commitment to innovation and leadership in the residential construction industry that some of our NGBS Green Partners have displayed. We are impressed and inspired by what these companies and individuals are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are helping to accomplish.”

In light of their leadership, innovation, and excellence in green home building, Home Innovation recognized the following builders and remodelers as Green Partners of Excellence: Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Charlotte, N.C.; Alliance Residential, Phoenix; Balfour Beatty Communities, Newtown Square, Pa.; Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland, Bay Saint Louis, Mo.; Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Durham, N.C.; Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Raleigh, N.C.; CF Evans, Orangeburg, S.C.; Duffy Realty, Waltham, Mass.; Greystar Development, Houston; Johnson Development Associates, Spartanburg, S.C.; Homes by Dickerson, Raleigh; Manchester Green Homes, Oklahoma City, Okla.; McCall Homes, Billings, Mont.; Pardee Homes, Los Angeles; Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, N.M.; Van Metre, Fairfax, Va.; Westchase Construction/Martin Fein Interests, Houston; Zimmerman Properties Construction, Springfield, Mo.

Since the NGBS became the first and only residential green building rating system approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, Home Innovation has certified more than 6,200 single-family homes, nearly 600 multifamily buildings representing more than 12,600 apartments, and 19 residential land developments representing close to 1,300 lots.

For more information and a full list of recipients, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/Green.