Nitrogen Runoff

Nitrogen Runoff The harmful release of nitrogen into waterways. It negatively impacts aquatic wildlife by decreasing oxygen-levels in the water. Livestock and fertilizers are main sources.

Net Metering

Net Metering A method of gaining a credit for excess electricity produced by a consumer, often by means of a wind turbine or solar paneling.


Naturescaping A landscaping method that uses native plants to conserve and create natural habitats that provides nurturing environments for wildlife.

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC)

National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) National organization that sets standards for windows and doors. NFRC is a non-profit organization that administers the only uniform, independent rating and labeling system for the energy performance of windows, doors,...

National Green Building Standard (NGBS)

National Green Building Standard (NGBS) The National Green Building Standard (also known as the ICC-700) is the ANSI-approved, above code rating system for residential green construction. It can be applied to new and existing single and multi-family projects as well...