Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC

Green building

Syracuse, New York

United States

www.ngbc.us

About Northeast Green Building Consulting

Northeast Green Building Consulting (NGBC) builds homes, advises and educates design teams, and verifies sustainable construction using a life-inspired process based on biomimicry, resilience science, building science and the sciences of the living world.

They are first and foremost a construction manager and advisor for sustainable, innovative homes. NGBC also provides building science & innovation design support for integrated project teams working on sustainable and complex projects, and green building certification and verification services (LEED for Homes Green Rater, LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Multi-Family, ICC 700-2012 Green Verifier & certified HERS Rater services).

Northeast Green Building Consulting supports clients and projects inspired to go beyond the commercially practicable, to constructing proof of concept, funded research, and visionary designs. Here, pier-reviewed scientific ecological knowledge (SEK) and the adaptive memory and wisdom of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) inspire their work. NGBC's homes and cities are part of nature. To recognize that they and what they build, collectively, are key elements of living systems is to accept certain irrevocable, inviolate, and non-negotiable laws, codes and standards apply to all that they design and build. Deeper than human building codes are absolute laws relating to energy, survival and health, and their adaptive capacity and well-being and that of our children.

These inviolate laws can be expressed in science-based ways or as traditional adaptive wisdom. Ultimately, NGBC's process of design support, construction, teaching is devoted to enhancing the living world and as a deliberation for the adaptive health and well-being of the Seventh Generation to follow.

We believe change and value evolve only through action, and by doing and independently verifying how well one has done. B Corp certification verifies performance and is an excellent framework to use in evaluating one's business.

The Change We Seek®

Northeast seeks Value Change for Survival, as articulated by a UN Group of Spiritual and Parliamentarian leaders. Ultimately, they hope to work in community to set the living world as the template, standard, law & code for the design of any human building, city or product. NGBC aspires that all of their decisions and projects enhance the health and resilience our children and the living world that they shall inherit. Ultimately, they seek a social-ecologically diverse world that operates in accord with Life's laws, of biophysical abundance rather than industrial efficiency.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

59
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

23
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

10
6
Overall B Score
145
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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