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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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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

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6 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs

A green roof — also known as a living roof, eco-roof, vegetated roof and rooftop garden — has economic and environmental benefits that can offset its initial cost and required maintenance. This “living roof” is an extension placed above a typical roof surface. A green roof can also be at ground level over an underground built structure.

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Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

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Greening the MLS Fields to Realize the Full Value of High-Performance Homes

Studies nationwide show energy-efficient homes sell for more and sell faster. But if the buyers don’t know they are looking at a high-performance home, they aren’t going to pay more for it. HBA staff are encouraged to join the next HBA Sustainability Network call to learn more about how the National Association of Realtors has been working to ensure green feature information is available in MLS listings and educate professionals on how to use this information in valuing a home.

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Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

The 45-member Consensus Committee for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) met Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C., to review and vote upon the public comments it received to its 2020 draft standard.

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Green Wins BIG at IBS

Green Wins BIG at IBS

In its fifth year, NAHB’s Best in Green (BIG) Awards recognized the best green-certified projects in a variety of categories, including single-family homes, multifamily projects, communities and remodeling.

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Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Top Buyers’ Green Preferences

When buyers think of a green home, they think of features that will first save energy and second improve the quality of the air in the home, according survey results released today by NAHB at the International Builders’ Show.

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IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

IBS 2019 Green Banter & Beer: Learn How You Can Go Your OWN Way

The popular Green Banter & Beer event returns to the International Builders’ Show this year. Join us at the High Performance Building Zone for “Young Professionals – You Can Go Your OWN Way,” featuring a five-person panel of young professionals who will share their experiences in forging their own paths in the construction industry.

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Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

Brrrr … It’s Cold, but ‘Green’ in the Ice Box

The #IceBoxChallengeDC, which ended Friday, tested how well ice could hold up inside two shed-sized “ice boxes.”

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Next Meeting Set for National Green Building Standard

Next Meeting Set for National Green Building Standard

Members of the National Green Building Standard Consensus Committee will meet in Washington, D.C. May 15-17 to discuss proposed changes to the fourth edition of the standard. So far, the standard has been used to certify nearly 140,000 new and remodeled homes and multifamily units.

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NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

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NAHB Chairman Sees Green Across the Pond

A trip to see the sustainable community of Poundbury in Great Britain can help open the eyes of builders, community leaders and product manufacturers to the benefits of modern urban planning. And when NAHB Chairman Randy Noel led a delegation of NAHB representatives to the community, a project that the Prince’s Foundation began 20 years ago, it also served to open the eyes of foundation leaders to the benefits of the National Green Building Standard and HBI educational programs.

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