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  • Coastal Bend

    Green Built

  • Our Mission

    Coastal Bend Green Built (CBGB), a program of the Coastal Bend Home Builders Association, is a voluntary partnership of local home builders, industry supporters and sponsors committed to creating awareness and interest in the construction of high-performance, low-impact residential homes in the Coastal Bend. CBGB does this by:

    • providing industry information and education to the members and the public on Green Building practices
    • forging partnerships with vendors that sell Green Building materials
    • working with local city building departments in bringing the fruition the Green Building practice
    • operating programs with regionally appropriate standards to certify homes built according to Green Building practices

    The program has a regionally-specific green building construction protocol that Home Builder Association (HBA) members have deemed essential in order for a home to be recognized by the program. Homes built to this protocol conform to higher standards of site management and waste recycling, water efficiency, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and homeowner education.

  • History

    The Coastal Bend Green Built initiative was started in 2007, by a group of Builders Association members, to create a Green Building Program for our unique South Texas climate.  CBGB is a USGBC recognized program.

  • Green Building Initiative Guideline Checklist

    • A certified energy Rater uses the checklist's point system to provide a measurement of the level of   Green Building techniques used in the construction of home.  The home is inspected at several different points during its construction.
    • There are 4 CBGB Levels of Certification
      1. Green
      2. Silver
      3. Gold 
      4. Platinum
    • The checklist measures Green Building Techniques in 7 different areas:
      1. Site
      2. Materials/Resource Efficiency
      3. Energy (and Alternative Energy)
      4. Water
      5. Indoor Air Quality and Moisture Control (Health)
      6. Homeowner Education
      7. Global Impact Statement
  • Energy

    CBGB requires a H.E.R.S. Rating of 72, or lower

    Green = Energy Savings

    H.E.R.S. Scores and electric bills can be calculated prior to the construction of a home.  This is required for CBGB.

  • General

    A “Home” is CBGB Green (Certified), not the Builder. (Builders are Members)

    After testing, a CBGB Certificate is provided to the Builder for his files.  Additionally, a CBGB sticker is placed on the inside of the Electric Meter Panel.

    The City of Corpus Christi is now enforcing the 2015 IECC/ IRC Energy Code, which requires 3rd party verification. A CBGB home satisfies this requirement.

  • Value


    • Costs of Green items - see MLS Listing of Energy Features
    • Value of future energy savings


    • Cleaner indoor air
    • Smaller carbon footprint (more efficient use of natural resources)
    • Sustainability (low maintenance, longer lasting)
    • Inspected and tested
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