NGBS: Out with the Old, In with the New

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
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As 2016 comes to a close, a sunset date has been set for the projects seeking certification under the 2012 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS).

If you are considering having a new project certified under the 2012 version, your project must be registered by June 30, 2017. Registration continues to be free and mandatory, and can only be done by an accredited NGBS Green Verifier.

Projects that register to use the 2012 NGBS must complete construction and the certification process by Dec. 31, 2021.

In With the New – 2015 NGBS Registration Is Open

After June 30, all projects must register with the 2015 version of the NGBS, now known as the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard. You can find a series of blogs on the new practices and updates from 2012 to the 2015 version here.

Projects can sign up to be certified under the 2015 version even before June 30: Registration is already open. Consult with your verifier if you are unsure as to which version of the NGBS would be best for your projects.

For information about NGBS Green and the certification process, download a copy of The Builder’s Resource Guide. If you are just getting started with the program, this guide is a great way to get your feet wet and learn about NGBS.

Looking to the Future – 2018 NGBS Development to Begin

An important part of being a nationally recognized standard is being updated by a consensus committee on a regular basis. This ensures the NGBS remains current with ever-evolving technologies, regulations, and the built environment.

Therefore, the 2018 NGBS Development process will be launched in January. Nominations for experienced industry professionals who will oversee the development of the new standard will soon be accepted via the Home Innovation website. If you would like to see a specific revision in the 2018 version, submit your proposed changes for consideration by the consensus committee.

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