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Feb. 21, 2018

Balfour Beatty Communities Recognized for Excellence in Green Residential Building

Balfour Beatty Communities Recognized for Excellence in Green Residential Building

Balfour Beatty Communities has been named a 2017 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Green Partner of Excellence by Home Innovation Research Labs.  The award specifically recognizes the Company’s recently completed project at U.S. Army installation Fort Carson in Colorado where dated military family housing was replaced with 188 new construction homes that were built to the NGBS Emerald standard—the most rigorous green home certification program in the U.S. 

“We are honored to be one of an elite group of Home Innovation’s green certification program partners,” said Anne-Marie Niklaus, senior vice president of Balfour Beatty Communities. “As a company we are committed to exceptional residential experiences and delivering efficient, sustainable homes developed to the highest green building standards is an important component of our strategy.” 

By January 2018, Balfour Beatty Communities completed 180 homes in their major revitalization project at Fort Carson to replace 188 legacy homes with new construction homes. The new homes included UV protected windows, sustainable construction materials and high efficiency appliances and plumbing fixtures—making them not only NGBS certified, but also Energy Star certified. The latter certification provides energy incentives for the local utility.

Since January 2009, when the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) became the first residential green building rating system to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Home Innovation Research Labs has certified nearly 130,000 green single-family and apartment homes, and more than 1,650 lots within green residential land developers. For more information on NGBS Green Certified homes and Home Innovation’s NGBS Green Partner home builders and remodelers, visit 

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