National Green Building Standards

National Green Building Standards

Any home that is built to one of the National Green Building Standards (NGBS) rating levels will qualify for building permit fee rebates.

Rating Level
Building Permit Fee Rebate
(Percent of Fee Paid Pursuant to Table 1A of the Building Permit Fees)
Bronze
10%
Silver
15%
Gold
20%
Emerald
25%

Compliance

Compliance with the NGBS is not mandatory, but is intended to reward those who voluntarily comply with the standards. Verification of NGBS compliance is done by the National Association of Homebuilders’ Home Innovations Research Labs. 

More Information

For more information on the National Green Building Standard and the certification process visit the Home Innovations Research Labs’ website

City Ordinance

The City Ordinance adopting the NGBS incentive program can be found in Chapter 18, Article II of the Municipal Code.