In keeping with increasing demand for energy and resource efficiency, TNAH 2016 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 2016 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.

Through verification process's handled throughout the entire construction schedule, Two Trails will be ensuring that all aspects of the building envelope meet the highest and most strict standards of energy regulations to date.

Anticipated Certifications:

  • National Green Building Standard - Emerald Level Certification
  • USGBC -  LEED Platinum 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)