Go Green with NARI
As remodeling techniques and products continue to evolve, they produce more efficient, sustainable living environments. Green remodeling is based on building science, which looks at a home as an entire system, with every part working together and influencing how the home functions.
Using building science as the foundation for green remodeling has taught remodelers methods for upgrading existing structures into high performance homes. These homes conserve energy, reduce waste, utilize renewable resources and have a longer-term existence.
Going green comes in varying degrees and green remodeling pros help homeowners navigate through options and green techniques, to come up with solutions for every individual.
What is a Green Remodeling Pro? A remodeling professional who considers sustainability; one who maximizes nature’s resources in efficient and responsible manners, in both the conduct of their business and in their remodeling projects.
This project, completed by Marvelous Home Makeovers in Dallas, was a Green Recognition recepient in the 2014 CotY Awards program. 75 percent of the original cabinets were used in the new design; they were either kept the same size or resized accordingly.
To see more award-winning projects for inspiration, visit the NARI Gallery.
Green Certified Professional
NARI developed a Green Certified Professional program designed to recognize and identify remodelers who apply green or sustainable principles to their remodeling projects.
To qualify for the GCP designation, applicants must meet all of the following:
- Be employed by or own a firm engaged in conducting green remodeling projects
- Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
- Have a minimum of two years continuous full time experience in the remodeling industry
- Completed 16 hours of continuing education
- Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
- Successfully complete a one-day written examination on building science, indoor air quality, resource conservation, renewable energy, and 12 trade related areas of green program application
- Submit all required application materials and fees
Click here to find a Green Certified Professional in your area.