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The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The Sun Has Set on the 2012 National Green Building Standard

The ICC 700-2012 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been sunset and the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 NGBS is currently the only version of the standard for residential green building certification. Here are a few of the more significant changes from the 2012 to 2015 standard for those preparing to make the switch.

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New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on April 3, 2019 0 Comments
New Report from NAHB and ICC Focuses on Code Compliance Issues

The International Code Council and NAHB recently released a new report designed to help builders improve the safety and satisfaction of their customers. 

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ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 13, 2019 0 Comments
ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

Home Innovation Research Labs announced last week that it’s initiating the review and revision process for the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage – Method of Calculating (ANSI z765). The standard was last reaffirmed in 2013.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Participating in the Codes Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on November 8, 2018 1 Comment
Never Underestimate the Importance of Participating in the Codes Process

An HBA in Nevada knows the power of engaging with codes officials. And now any NAHB member can begin their involvement through One and Done.

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NAHB Leaders Push for More Favorable Codes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership by on October 22, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Push for More Favorable Codes

NAHB Chair Randy Noel reinforced NAHB’s codes priorities at the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday in Richmond, Va.

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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 28, 2018 3 Comments
FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

The House has passed a five-year FAA reauthorization bill that contains a key provision championed by NAHB that will delay a major building and affordability barrier that would have started in the Pacific Northwest and quickly spread throughout the country.

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

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Buried Ducts Webinar Set for Nov. 9

What’s the best way to bury ducts in attic insulation, and how can builders take advantage of this practice and produce an energy-efficient home at a lower cost? The Department of Energy is offering a free webinar Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. ET that explains the process.

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