22 Feb '13, 3pm

NAHB Green Home Standard Ups Ante on Energy, Water - via @sharethis

What's Happening from Environmental Building News NAHB Green Home Standard Ups Ante on Energy, Water By Paula Melton NAHB Standards, Old and New The number of total points for some categories has decreased because more green building practices are now mandatory. The relative importance of water efficiency has increased. Click to enlarge table. The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for homes has increased energy- and water-efficiency requirements with the release of its first update. Other major changes include a broader palette of green building practices to choose from as well as a more streamlined certification process for renovations and additions. “The energy-efficiency baseline was bumped up,” said Michelle Desiderio of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center , which develops the standard. She explained that the original version of the N...

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