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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Energy Rater Solutions – Scott Martin
Gulf Coast Raters – Michael Valenzuela
TopBuild – Carlos Rodriquez