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  • What is CBGB?

    The Coastal Bend GreenBuilt Initiative (CBGB), a High Performance Home Program of the Builders Association of Corpus Christi dba 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 sustainable 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 and utility departments in bringing to fruition Green Building practice
    • Operating programs with regionally appropriate standards to certify homes built, according to Green Building practices

    Why do I Want a CBGB, Certified GreenBuilt New Home?

    A New CBGB Home will significantly reduce your home’s energy and utility bills, as well as its water usage, and will also decrease the size of the home’s carbon footprint. This helps to promote a cleaner Environment, as well as a more sustainable way of living in the Coastal Bend.

    What Makes a Home a CBGB Certified Home?

    A Certified Home Energy Rater, using the CBGB’s checklist point system, provides a measurement of the level of  the GreenBuilding techniques used in the construction of a Green home. A CBGB home will be inspected and tested at several different points during its construction for compliance to the program. When the home is completed, and the final CBGB testing is done, the GreenBuilt home will then be awarded a CBGB Certification.

    There are four different levels of CBGB Greenbuilt, based upon the point accumulation from the checklist. A Level 1 Green Home requires a score of 45 points, while a Level 2 Silver is 60 points. A Level 3 Gold Home must score 75 points, while the highest Level, Platinum, must achieve a score of 100.

    CBGB checklists measure GreenBuilding in 7 different areas:

    • Site, Materials and Resource Efficiency
    • Energy Efficiency (and Alternative Energy Sources)
    • Water Efficiency
    • Indoor Air Quality (A Healthy Home)
    • Moisture Control
    • Homeowner Education
    • Global Impact Statement

     

    To view the CBGB checklists, please click here: CBGB CHECKLIST(PDF)

    I Want A CBGB Certified Home, How Do I Have One Built?

    To buy, or build a New Home, built to the CBGB GreenBuilt Standards, you can contact any of the CBGB enrolled  Builders Association
    Members, listed below:

    Blue Wave Construction
    Braselton Homes
    Kingdom Builders
    Hogan Homes
    Legacy DCS, LLC
    Manhattan Builders
    Mr. J. and Sons
    Shayne Schroeder Custom Homes
    Tandem Homes

    Certified Associates

    Developed in Cooperation with City of Corpus Christi Development Services Department

    Related Links & Articles:

    Register Your Company Today
    Green Building Initiative Guideline Checklist
    Have a Rater Come To Your House


       Third Party Verifiers

    • ATS Engineers, Inspectors & Surveyors  /  512-328-6995 
    • Energy Sense / Williams Insulation - Robert Cervantes  /  361-882-2580 
    • Energy Rater Solutions -Paul Strey  /  361-653-2409


    *If you are interested in joining the Coastal Bend Green Built program as a builder or Associate member please call (361) 991-3034 or email us at k.jacobs@bacctexas.org

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