Green Building Code coming soon!

May 23, 2008 at 8:12 pm Leave a comment

According to Green Technology Magazine there will soon be a green building rating system approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute).

Excerpt: The only green building rating system that will be accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Green Building Standard has been submitted to ANSI for approval and will become the benchmark for green homes, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The standard defines what green practices should be incorporated into home construction on a national scale and how homeowners should maintain and operate their green homes. The rating system ensures uniformity in everything from the size of electrical outlets to testing medical devices. To get to this point, NAHB volunteers and the International Code Council attended four public hearings and considered 3,000 public comments submitted for consideration.

This sounds pretty good and I am interested to see how this really plays out. If ANSI can get behind a rating system, then the other rating systems such as LEED and Greenpoint Rated will probably update their rules to be compatible. It would make trying to get your building evaluated a lot simpler and less expensive.

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