Why Membership in The Green Home Institute?

The Natural Built Home Store is a proud member of The Green Home Institute and will soon be completing a certified green remodeling project.
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Formerly the Minnesota GreenStar (MNGS), GreenStar Home Certification is a robust above code renovation, addition & new construction program. This program ensures healthier, more durable homes that save energy and water thus reducing the cost of living and improving comfort. GreenStar is based on the 5 pillars of green; Energy, Health, Water, Materials and Place and how these are affected systematically by the 7 components of a home including, Outdoor/Site, Building Envelope Systems, Mechanicals, Electrical/ Lighting, Plumbing Systems and Fixtures, Finish Materials and Coatings and Waste Management.

Whether you’re remodeling a room, adding an addition or building a new home….

Take the guesswork out of doing the right thing: make it Greenstar.
3rd party quality assurance inspections

Trust but verify, Greenstar raters and quality assurance reviewers help ensure what was stated to built is actually in the home to help ensure performance and improve home value.

Why GreenStar vs other labels?

Unlike other programs GreenStar is a nonpolitical market driven voluntary program that is not built into legislative mandates and is designed to educate the market to make homes BETTER. GreenStar is continuously improved based on the changing nature of sound building science and works closely with our users to ensure the program is relevant and viable.

Over the coming months we plan to follow a kitchen addition remodeling project in South Minneapolis through the remodeling and certification processes and will share that with you in our monthly newsletter. Upon completion you will be able to visit the home during our annual home tour! Stay tuned for more on this exciting project.

Loren Schirber

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