Welcome to Builder Technical Support!
If you are looking for Local or Federal Tax Incentives, explanations of how to participate in one of the many Green Building Programs across the nation or training in Better Building Practices, GWS is the source for all your Technical Support solutions.
We offer technical support and consulting for LEED for Homes, NAHB National Green Building Standard, EPA ENERGY STAR Certification, EPA Indoor Air Plus, Texas Green Build and a verity of local green building programs.
Being one of the nation's largest 3rd Party Verification Firms we also do the Inspections and Verification for the above mentioned programs as well as IECC Inspections.
We can also help you with Building Specs for Framing, Air Infiltration, Insulation, Electrical, HVAC Design and
GWS seeks to provide up to date information on Federal and State Tax Incentives for builders across the nation. Not all states offer an incentive so the best a builder can do in that state is file for the Federal Tax Credit. Below are documents explaining the steps you need to follow as a builder to file for these incentives.
Oklahoma Tax Incentives: Click Here for the Oklahoma Tax Credit for Residential Builders
Building Science Consultants
GWS provides comprehensive building science consulting services to our clients. We work with builders, individuals and trade contractors to evaluate the construction process, construction techniques and applications of building components to determine the optimal application based on climate conditions, building performance and cost effectiveness.
As part of the consulting process, we develop specific construction details outlining the proper construction techniques based on climate zone in which the homes are constructed as well as the building components being used. GWS’s staff of engineers and building science specialists work with clients to develop building science road maps to guide them in energy efficient construction practices that increase building performance, durability and decrease liability.
Building Science Services
LEED for Homes
GWS certified the very first LEED Home in the United States. GWS has been designated as a provider for all LEED for Homes services and will work closely with each homebuilder to achieve the desired rating. For more info visit our Learning Center or contact our Green Program Coordinator.
Watch LEED for Homes Certification Process VideoUSGBC Scoring Tool here.
NAHB Research Center's National Green Building Standard
A builder, remodeler or developer must incorporate a minimum number of features in the following areas: energy, water, and resource efficiency, lot and site development, indoor environmental quality, and home owner education. For more info visit our Learning Center or contact our Green Program Coordinator.
Score your project with the NAHB Green Scoring Tool here.
ENERGY STAR Certification
GWS has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the ENERGY STAR Program for almost seven years. We were the first Provider in the states of Oklahoma and Texas and have certified over 50,000 ENERGY STAR homes.
EPA Indoor Air Plus
Builders can employ a variety of construction practices and technologies to decrease the risk of poor indoor air quality in their new homes.
By constructing homes that meet EPA’s stringent specifications, forward-thinking builders can distinguish themselves by being among the first to offer homes designed to deliver lower utility costs, greater comfort, better durability, and reduced risk of indoor air problems.
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