Upper Marlboro, Md. – June 27, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — As part of the development of the 2012 edition of ICC 700 – National Green Building Standard (NGBS), the NAHB Research Center will commence a 30-day public comment period for a specific revision to the Second Draft of the Standard on June 29, 2012. The NAHB Research Center, an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, serves as secretariat for the development process.
The text of the revision is available at www.nahbrc.com/NGBS. The scope of this public comment period is limited to the action to restore Skylights & tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) as a separate fenestration category eligible for acquiring points within the Energy Efficiency Chapter. Only the revised language displayed in underline/strikethrough format is subject to public comment. All public comments are required to be submitted on a web-based form, available at www.nahbrc.com/NGBS. The deadline for submitting public comments is July 29, 2012.
Initiated originally in 2007 by the International Code Council and NAHB, the 2008 National Green Building Standard was developed by a 42-member Consensus Committee and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, making it the first point-based rating system for green residential construction, remodeling, and land development to be approved by ANSI. As an ANSI-approved standard, the document is subject to periodic updates as a way to ensure that advances in building codes, technology, and other developments can be considered for incorporation.
For additional information and all future updates on the 2012 NGBS development process, visit www.nahbrc.com/NGBS. Any questions regarding the public comment period or any part of the standards development process should be directed to ">.
ABOUT THE NAHB RESEARCH CENTER: The NAHB Research Center, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., promotes innovation in housing technology to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of homes and home building products. Created nearly 50 years ago as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center has established itself as the source for reliable, objective information and research on housing construction and development issues. Through its various testing and certification services, the Research Center seal is internationally-recognized as a mark of product quality and an assurance of product performance.
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Anne Holtz Schmick