South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

South Carolina Green Certification Program Hits 3000 Homes Milestone

The Building Industry of Central South Carolina’s Certified High Performance (CHiP) Home Program hit a milestone in January when it certified the 3,000th home to meet its requirements.

The CHiP Home Program is a locally operated new home certification program run through the BIA’s High Performance Building Council. It is based on the ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS). CHiP-certified homes must receive an independent HERS Index Rating and meet NGBS requirements.

All the 3,000 CHiP-certified homes have reached specific thresholds in resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor air quality; lot development and home owner education, operation and maintenance.

“We are lucky to have knowledgeable and passionate members when it comes to building science and high-performance homes,” said High Performance Building Council Chairwoman Jenny Nettles in a press release. “Couple that with the strength and versatility of the National Green Building Standard and you’ve got a recipe for success.”

For more information on CHiP or the High Performance Building Council, visit the CHiP website.



Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Audits

Companies: NAHB

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