WASHINGTON – The National Association of Home Builders’  National Green Building Standard for single-family homes, apartments and condos, and residential remodeling and renovation, has been submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval. To ensure uniformity in everything from the size of electrical outlets to testing medical devices, ANSI only approves one standard for any product category.

The National Green Building Standard will be the first and only green building rating system approved by ANSI, making it the benchmark for green homes. The standard will provide the residential building industry with the only nationally recognized, third-party validated rating systems choice in the voluntary, market-driven NAHB National Green Building Program.

As part of the process required by ANSI, NAHB and the International Code Council gathered a fully inclusive and representative consensus committee composed of a broad spectrum of builders, architects, product manufacturers, regulators and environmental experts. Representatives from the NAHB and the Code Council will hold a teleconference after the standard is approved.

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