17 Jan '13, 10pm

ANSI Approves Next Generation of the National Green Building Standard-Green Building, Codes And Standards-EcoHome Mag

The NAHB has announced that the newest version of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) will be available starting Jan. 23. It will build on the original version published in 2009, with changes including increased energy efficiency requirements and restructured scoring for remodeling projects. “The introduction of the 2012 National Green Building Standard is a huge deal for our industry,” says NAHB chairman Barry Rutenberg, a home builder from Gainesville, Fla. “The 2012 updates make the standard easier to understand and implement, and we expect that this will certainly help to build upon the momentum we are already seeing in green building across the residential building industry.” The new version of the standard includes several important changes including: • Energy Code Update: While the original ICC 700 used the 2006 version of the International Energy Co...

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