Swiftsure Energy Services
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Green Certification

NGBS Green PartnerSwiftsure Energy can help get green certifications on your multi-family, single family, land development, and remodeling projects.  The NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders) promotes the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The NGBS is the only program that is backed by the ICC (International Code Council).

The NGBS is the only program that is backed by the ICC (International Code Council). The NGBS is nationally recognized and simpler than other common programs. It is very flexible and allows the builder a lot of choices rather than dictate every item. Contact us for more information and details or go to Home Innovation Research Labs for more information about the programs.

Home Innovation Image Clark County Washington is strongly encouraging the NGBS as a voluntary program and wants builders to recognize the value of this program.

The NGBS can be used for new homes, remodels and additions. It is appropriate for any home: multi family, production, move-up, or custom homes. Site developments can also get green certifications.

We are active in Appraiser and RE Agent trainings. We also have some great tools and instruction available to help ensure your project gets valued appropriately!

Cost Difference of NGBS vs LEEDS

We can work with you at the planning stage and then follow up at various stages of construction to ensure that you can achieve the level you are shooting for.

The costs are generally lower than most builders would expect. We have testimonies of builders who have increased their prices PLUS moved their houses quicker than competitors. Many methods and materials are already being done by builders and re-modelers. This chart is a study done to find cost differences.

We only offer the NGBS program and not LEED for Homes.


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As a trade ally contractor of Energy Trust of Oregon, we can help you with cash incentives and state credits to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

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