16 Jan '14, 5pm

ICC 700 Residential Green Certifications Will More Than Double in 2014

Email This Print Comments Trackbacks Share Link Today there are 29,724 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard certified homes and lots. As the residential green code is on the cusp of eclipsing 30,000 certifications, more than a dozen governments across the country are evaluating adopting mandates or incentives tied to ICC 700. In 2007, National Association of Home Builders and the International Code Council partnered to establish this residential green building code. The ICC 700 can be used by any builder for their individual project as a rating system (including third party approval), or be the basis for a local government residential green building code. The current 2012 version of ICC 700 addresses what may have been the loudest criticism of the earlier version, lax energy efficiency requirements. While the original ICC 700 was tied to the International Energy Conser...

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