Green Building Standard Comments Due Feb. 4
The consensus committee for the National Green Building Standard has announced that the public comment period for changes or revisions to the standard closes on Feb. 4.
The 45-day comment period began Dec. 21. Members can see the the draft standard and instructions for submitting comments on the NAHB Research Center Web site. The standards consensus committee encourages interested parties to use the public comment form on the Web site.
The proposed point system, the remodeling section and changes that have been made to the standard and shown in legislative format (words in the document that have strikethroughs and underlines) are all open for comment.
The new green building standard is a joint project of NAHB and the International Code Council, which promulgates model building codes. It will go to the American National Standards Institute for approval after the public comment period closes and after consensus committee members have had the opportunity to review the comments and vote on any proposed changes.
All appeals will be processed in accordance with the NAHB Research Center standards development procedures (click here).
When finished, the National Green Building Standard will encompass all residential construction, remodeling and lot and site development. The standard is based on the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and a number of successful local green building certification programs, with extensive additional input from code officials, energy experts and others in the home building industry.
Questions about the public comment period should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, e-mail Calli Schmidt at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8132.
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