Apartment Industry Releases New Building Code Toolkits


WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 29, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — The National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association released a new series of building code toolkits to help the multifamily industry meet the unprecedented demand for apartment living. The toolkits are part of a wider effort to expand resources for codes and standards as the industry ramps up apartment construction.

The three new toolkits are:

The toolkits add to recent NMHC/NAA efforts, including a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Energy outlining two dozen proposed changes to the 2015 national model energy code that would be problematic to the multifamily industry due to cost, technology and implementation considerations. In addition NMHC/NAA developed a new building code portal for the apartment industry located at www.nmhc.org/goto/ICC-Codes.

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For more than 20 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 170 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of Americans rent their housing, and more than 14 percent of all U.S. households live in an apartment home. For more information, contact:

NMHC at 202/974-2300 or or www.nmhc.org.

NAA at 703/248-9440 or or www.naahq.org/governmentaffairs.

Jim Lapides, 202/974-2360,

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