GREENSBORO, NC (MMD Newswire) June 25, 2012 -- Steven Armstrong has been named a 2011 NAHB Research Center Green Partner of the Year for his outstanding contributions to advancing green building and commitment to voluntary, market-driven, third-party certification of high-performance homes.
Mr. Armstrong is one of only twelve Accredited Green Verifiers recognized by the NAHB Research Center. "We are awed by what these companies and individuals are achieving in the field and the market transformation they are accomplishing," said Michael Luzier, president of the NAHB Research Center. Mr. Armstrong has also been recognized by the Research Center as the nation's leading verifier to the National Green Building Standard for having certified the greatest number of large multifamily projects.
The NAHB Research Center was created in 1964 and serves as the testing, certifying and consulting division of the National Association of Home Builders. The Research Center began offering the Green Home Verifier credential in 2008. Accredited verifiers are expected to independently confirm, through a process of document review and on-site inspections, that all green program requirements of the National Green Building Standard have been met for a candidate home or building development.
Steven Armstrong has assessed thousands of properties for energy efficiency and successful implementation of green building features. He is highly respected for his ability to diagnose energy inefficiencies and develop plans to make buildings perform better while using fewer resources.
In addition to providing green build verification services for the NAHB, ESG Energy certifies buildings for the EPA's ENERGY STAR Homes and WaterSense programs. The firm also delivers UtiliStream, a powerful utility management service for larger organizations and has developed a Carbon Footprint Certification Program that follows the principles outlined in the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.
To learn more about ESG Energy or the NAHB Research Center, please visit www.esg-energy.com or www.nahbrc.com