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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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Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

The draft of the 2020 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now open for comment. Builders, remodelers, code officials – in fact, all members of the public – are invited to take a look at the proposed changes to the standard and submit their opinions. The deadline is Nov. 12.

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NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

The National Green Building Standard Certification Program has reached an important milestone with the certification of the 150,000th home to meet its requirements – and there are an additional 120,000 projects in the pipeline.

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Protect Your Workers and Jobsites from Natural Disasters

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Protect Your Workers and Jobsites from Natural Disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual outreach campaign begun in 2004 by FEMA. Now is the time to think about jobsite protections from natural disasters.

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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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Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

Prevent ‘Greenwashing’ with These Tools

The high-performance building industry continues to gain traction, which is good news for builders and consumers alike. But with this growth comes an emerging problem of sellers presenting a product as more environmentally friendly than is the case.

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Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

Help Your High-Performance Home Appraise as it Should

As any green home builder can attest, getting accurate valuations on high-performance homes is no easy feat. The sustainability and efficiency aspects built into the building envelope are not often visible to the untrained eye. Luckily, builders can protect their investment and realize the full market potential of their home.

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NAHB Mourns Passing of Robert Arquilla

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NAHB Mourns Passing of Robert Arquilla

Illinois builder Robert Arquilla, who served as president of NAHB’s Board of Directors in 1977, died this weekend after a long illness. Mr. Arquilla had a long record of volunteer leadership in the NAHB Federation, serving on the board and chairing the National Housing Endowment and the NAHB Research Center (now known as Home Innovation Research Labs), where he oversaw a significant reorganization and expansion.

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NGBS Development in Full Swing

NGBS Development in Full Swing

The International Code Council and NAHB, partners on the first edition of the standard in 2008, are working to update the nationally recognized rating system that will now have an expanded scope.

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