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In keeping with increasing demand for energy and resource efficiency, TNAH 2015 is expected to achieve Emerald status under the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS). The standard was developed by NAHB and the International Code Council and is approved by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. Emerald is the highest of the four levels of green building achievement that the standard recognizes.

To attain Emerald status, TNAH 2015 will rely on the latest innovations in green building and construction technology, including a state-of-the-art energy efficiency package. The home’s green building features include photovoltaic panels and open celled spray-foam insulation that also reduces sound transmission through plumbing walls. It also includes a weather-sensitive irrigation system that automatically adjusts usage relative to the immediate climate, tankless water heaters, hydronic air handlers, intelligent fireplaces and sustainable building materials.


  • HERS -13 with solar
  • National Green Building Standard - Emerald Level Certification
  • US DOE Energy Star Certified
  • US DOE Challenge Home
  • US EPA Indoor airPLUS
  • US DOE Build America Program
  • Southern Nevada Green Building Partnership
  • Water Smart Home Program (SNWA/SNHBA)

A detailed report on the Environmental Performance of the 2015 New American Home can be viewed here!


All certifications are continuously monitored and sought for during the building process. Certifications will be confirmed upon completion of the project and verifications approved.