NAHB: Research Center Begins Preparations for National Green Building Standard Update

he NAHB Research Center, in its
capacity as an ANSI-approved standard developer, has announced that
preparations for the development of the next version (2012) of the National
Green Building Standard are now officially underway. The Research Center will
again act as the secretariat, or administrator, of the standard development
process. Once completed, the updated standard will again be submitted to ANSI
for approval.
Initiated originally in 2007 by NAHB
and the International Code
, 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.