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Updated National Green Building Standard debuts at International Builders' Show

Builders, remodelers, product manufacturers and other industry professionals got their first deep dive into a brand-new edition of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) during “Green Day” at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas last month.

First published in 2009, NGBS forms the basis of many local and national programs and allows builders to certify new homes and remodeling projects that meet established criteria in energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, indoor air quality, lot and site development and home owner education. The updated edition–the only green building rating system for residential construction approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)–raises the bar for energy-efficiency requirements and revolutionizes the treatment of renovations and remodeling projects. Continue reading Updated National Green Building Standard debuts at International Builders' Show

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ANSI approves 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) applaud the recent approval of the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.

In 2007, NAHB and the ICC partnered to establish a nationally recognized standard definition of green building. The resulting ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is the first and only residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This is the first time the standard has undergone Consensus Committee review and update since it was published in 2009. Continue reading ANSI approves 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard