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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

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USGBC applauds international green construction codes

Washington, D.C. — The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), released today, will increase the energy-efficiency of structures, while providing governments direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the International Code Council (ICC) the code’s author and one of several U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) partners in the effort. USGBC, makers of the LEED green building certification system and co-authors of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, applauds this new model code that serves as an important new policy option for state and local governments looking to codify green building practice. Continue reading USGBC applauds international green construction codes