The standard was last previously reviewed in 2001.
“The square footage standard has been consistently used to level the playing field among home builders,” said Wayne Foley, president of Foley Homes in Fairfax County, VA, and the chairman of the review committee.“Additionally, some local governments have adopted the standard for use in lot coverage and energy program-related requirements.”
The square footage standard is voluntary; it must be applied as a whole; and is not meant to replace or supersede any legal or required methods for measuring areas. It may be used in proposed, new or existing single-family homes of any style or construction, but is not applicable to mutlifamily buildings, and it does not cover room dimensions.
To purchase a copy of the square footage standard, click here, or call the NAHB Research Center at 800-638-8556.
For more information on the ANSI Z765-2003 modifications, e-mail Tom Kenney.