From my perspective he is spot on. If I only consider my small part of the world, well then, there are no national builders and the minor things that are on this checklist are done for almost all new construction and have been retrofitted into many older structures. Our biggest builder build 13 homes last year:shock:, all custom. We probably have more builders building non-stick houses then we have building stick frame houses now.
I personally know of two full time SB builders, three full time paper-create, two AAC, four raster/ICF and quite a few who bounce between materials.
There aren’t any professional builders doing rammed earth, cordwood, or the other techniques, but there are several rammed earth buildings and two tire bale buildings being built that I know of.
All of those buildings/builders/owners would not consider this checklist adequate. Most of them know of the LEEDs program and think its a program which is designed to allow a traditional builder to make minor modifications and call themselves ‘green’ so people can feel good without any real changes.
On the other hand, my little outpost here is not typical of the rest of the world/country. As such, and since this checklist and the iNACHI green program live in a world with many national traditional stick frame builders want to use the LEEDs program and the like, then its probably the right thing for most of iNACHI members.