31 Jan '13, 6pm

Green News: The ICC 700 Green Standard’s Energy Requirements Ramp Up

National Association of Home Builders, which awards a Model Green Home Certification. and the International Code Council have for several years been partnering on the development, through a consensus process, of the NGBS National Green Building Standard Based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and passed through ANSI. This standard can be applied to both new homes, remodeling projects, and additions. . The first ANSI-approved iteration of this effort was the 2009 ICC 700 standard, which has four levels of compliance: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald, in ascending order of stringency. Emerald compliance was intended to reduce energy consumption by a projected 65% below estimated energy use achieved by meeting minimal requirements of the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC International Energy Conservation Code.

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