Free Webcast Explains ANSI Green Building Standard
Students, faculty, home builders, remodelers and other industry professionals can log in to a free webcast that will enable them to gain an insider's understanding of the new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) green building standard.
The webcast, first aired on Feb. 3, is presented by the National Housing Endowment and East Carolina University and can be viewed at www.rcmseries.ecu.edu.
The new ANSI standard — the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard — provides a flexible and robust third-party rating system for residential green project certification. It will be used as part of the NAHB National Green Building Program.
The webcast, “Growing Green: A Sustainable Approach to Residential Construction,” examines how to effectively incorporate the new ANSI standard to build and remodel more sustainable communities and homes and how to use the standard.
During the webcast, Ed Sutton, of NAHB’s Construction, Codes & Standards, and Michael Luzier, president of the NAHB Research Center, discuss key components of the new points system of the ANSI Green Building Standard and how incorporating the standard can give builders and remodelers an edge as consumer demand increases for more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly homes. Mark Tipton, 1991 NAHB president, serves as the moderator.
The webcast was the third in the “Building Communities Residential Construction Management Seminar Series” presented by the endowment and East Carolina University. The series provides students pursuing careers in residential construction with cutting-edge information and real-world solutions to real-world construction problems.
All three of the seminars in the series can be viewed at www.rcmseries.ecu.edu.
‘National Green Building Standard’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
“The National Green Building Standard,” available through BuilderBooks.com, provides “green” practices that can be incorporated into multifamily and single-family new home construction, home remodeling and additions and site development.
The standard covers lot design, resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environment quality; and owner education.
Currently the first and only ANSI-approved green building rating system, the National Green Building Standard is the benchmark for green homes.
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