Building Certification Program Guide

See below for details on the types of certification programs that can be found in North Carolina.
ProgramOwnerWebsiteNew BuildingsExisting BuildingsResidential BuildingsCommercial BuildingsSingle-Family HomesMulti-Family UnitsTraining Required?Energy-FocusedWater-FocusedIndoor Air Quality-FocusedResource Efficiency-FocusedOther Focus
Advanced Lighting PackageU.S. EPALink
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Lighting
Appliance RecyclingDuke EnergyLink
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Appliances
Better Buildings Neighborhood ProgramU.S. Department of EnergyLink
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Residential Energy GuaranteeBonded Builders Warranty GroupLink
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Home Energy Score (HES)DOELink
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Earth Craft HouseSouthface Energy InstituteLink
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Site planning, Construction waste management, Innovation
ecoSelectSouthern Energy ManagementLink
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ENERGY STAR Buildings and PlantsU.S. EPALink
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ENERGY STAR Certified New HomesU.S. EPALink
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ENERGY STAR Multifamily High Rise ProgramU.S. EPALink
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Enterprise Green CommunitiesEnterpriseLink
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Land
EPA Indoor airPLUSU.S. EPALink
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FSL Home Energy SolutionsFoundation for Senior LivingLink
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Green GaugeWestern North Carolina Green Building CouncilLink
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Green Plus CertificationInstitute for Sustainable DevelopmentLink
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Sustainability
Green Built North CarolinaWestern North Carolina Green Building CouncilLink
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High Performance Home ProgramAbove and Beyond EnergyLink
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Home Energy House CallDuke EnergyLink
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HOME Investment Partnerships ProgramNorth Carolina Housing Finance AgencyLink
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Home Performance with ENERGY STARU.S. EPALink
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International Energy Conservation CodeInternational Code CouncilLink
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Land Development NGBS CertificationNational Green Building StandardLink
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LEED For HomesU.S. Green Building CouncilLink
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Homeowner Education
Living Building ChallengeInternational Living Future InstituteLink
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Sustainability
Multifamily NGBS CertificationNational Green Building StandardLink
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Homeowner Education
NC Green PowerAdvanced EnergyLinkRenewable energy, Sustainability, Carbon offset program
NC Radon ProgramNC Department of Health and Human ServicesLink
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Passive House Institute US+ CertificationPassive House Institute USLink
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Power ManagerDuke EnergyLink
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Remodeling NGBS CertificationNational Green Building StandardLink
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Homeowner Education
Renewable Energy Ready Homes (RERH)U.S. EPALink
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Renewable energy
REPS Energy ScoreGreen Home InstituteLink
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Residential New Construction ProgramDuke Energy ProgressLink
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RESNET Home Energy Rating Score (HERS)RESNETLink
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Single-Family NGBS CertificationNational Green Building StandardLink
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Homeowner Education
Smart $averDuke EnergyLink
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Sustainable Sites InitiativeSustainable Sites InitiativeLink
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Land Design
SystemVisionAdvanced EnergyLink
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WaterSenseU.S. EPALink
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Residential Building Program Owners

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Commercial Building Program Owners

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Other Program Owners


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