National Green Building Standard
After Years in Committee, We Have a Green Building Standard
A consensus forged among industry stakeholders
Representatives from a variety of building professions, including the International Code Council, developed the new standard. The proposal went through a lengthy development process before it was submitted to the American National Standards Institute for review. ANSIAmerican National Standards Institute. National nonprofit membership organization that coordinates development of national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process. approved the standard in February 2009, thus positioning it for eventual adoption by municipal or state governments as part of their building codes.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD
The National Green Building Standard, also known as ICC-700, grew out of NAHB’s earlier Model Green Building Guidelines. NGBSNational 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. includes a number of mandatory practices, none of which are worth any points toward certification. Many are in the energy efficiency area and include requirements for caulking or otherwise sealing windows and doors, insulating skylight shafts and kneewalls, using airtight, IC-rated recessed lighting fixtures and running Manual J calculations for...