Make Those Who Rent Elsewhere GREEN with Envy

Recorded On: 04/11/2018

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is the first green building standard developed by ICC and ASHRAE, and approved by ANSI, that offers a flexible, rigorous and affordable rating system for multifamily residential buildings. In this webinar replay, you will learn about NGBS requirements, understand how the certification process works and hear from two multifamily executives and an expert verifier about why their successful development strategy includes earning NGBS Green certification for their apartment communities.   

Participants in this webinar will:

  • Describe how to earn NGBS Green certification for your multifamily projects and what it will cost
  • Recognize the financing and valuation incentives available to NGBS Green certified properties
  • Review the NGBS Green’s compliance requirements and how to maximize the value of verification and how it will set your project apart from the competition


  • Lisa Stephens, President of Saigebrook Development
  • Kyle Abney, NGBS Green Verifier, Abney & Abney Green Solutions


  • Michelle Foster, Vice President, Innovation Services, Home Innovation Research Labs

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

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Michelle Foster (Moderator)

Vice President, Innovation Services, Home Innovation Research Labs

Michelle Foster is Vice-President, Innovation Services at Home Innovation Research Labs. Michelle works with builders, architects, remodelers, and other professionals to remove barriers to high-performance, sustainable housing. She also oversees NGBS Green, the certification program based on the National Green Building Standard ICC/ASHRAE- 700.  

Lisa M. Stephens

WBE, President, Saigebrook Development

Lisa M. Stephens, is President of Saigebrook Development, a certified WBE and Texas HUB real estate development firm. She has over 15 years of experience in developing, financing and operating affordable housing. She is also the founding member and President of the Texas Coalition of Affordable Developers. Lisa was named by Affordable Housing Finance magazine as one of twelve 2009 Young Leaders; is an NGBS Green Advisory Group member, and a 2016 and 2017 Home Innovation NGBS Green Partner of Excellence.

Kyle Abney

Founder, Abney & Abney Green Solutions

Kyle Abney, is the founder of Abney & Abney Green Solutions and is a Accredited NGBS Green Master Verifier, and LEED Accredited Professional. Kyle has first-hand experience with multiple green building certifications for both commercial and residential construction •Recognized expert on sustainable development and cited in various publications, including the Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel and featured on National Public Radio (NPR). He is active in the Florida Green Building Coalition and USGBC Florida Chapter where he serves as the current Vice-Chair.


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Recorded 04/11/2018
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