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Check for Green performance. Meet the Standard.

As the sole verifier serving Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota, we have guided our customers through the steps and verified that their design and construction meets the National Green Building Standard. As a partner with top green solution providers, we can recommend the solutions that can further the efforts to meet the Standard.

In the top photo above, a Fargo Habitat Humanity house certified bronze through the Green Building Standard. Below that photo, a Grand Forks apartment building received bronze certification through the Standard.

Norsk Builders works in concert with its sister company, Authentic Green Solutions, to inspect residential buildings (i.e., homes, apartments) to determine if they meet green performance standards in the areas of:
  • Site Design
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building Operation and Maintenance
Authentic Green Solutions is the only NAHB Research Center Green Verifier serving Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota. As a trained and accredited verifier, we help owners understand where they are at today and what needs to be done to meet standards. The goal is to help owners enjoy the many benefits of green building improvements.

Our mission is to ensure homes and apartments are built or renovated in compliance with the NGBS (National Green Building Standard). Our efforts focus on these three primary attributes:

Healthy Homes
  • Providing fresh air ventilation that improves indoor air quality
  • Limiting pollutants and contaminants in the home
  • Preventing moisture problems that can contribute to mold and attract pests
Lower Operating Costs
  • Reducing utility costs through cost-effective energy and water efficiency practices
  • Controlling maintenance costs through durable construction and product selection
  • Providing technical and educational resources to ensure the home’s optimum performance
Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Promoting walkability
  • Reducing home maintenance through enhanced durability
  • Preserving natural resources through responsible land development practices

To become an accredited verifier, we have demonstrated residential construction experience and green building knowledge, plus received specific training as to how to verify projects to the NGBS.  We also passed an accreditation test.

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