Public Comment Period Opens for National Green Building Standard

A draft of the National Green Building Standard is now available for public comment at www.nahbrc.org/gbstandard through September 24, 2007.

The green building standard is a joint effort between the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB Research Center and the International Code Council (ICC). The voluntary green home building standard, once completed, can be adopted by local green home building programs or local building departments as a conformance guide, according to information from NAHB.

Following the initial public comment period, a second public comment period is planned to start in October 2007 after the Consensus Committee meets in Washington, D.C. Point values assigned to individual green building practices in the standard and performance threshold level values in Chapter 3 will be included in the second public comment period.Provisions of the standard on additions and renovations also will be included in the second public comment period.

All comments on the green building standard can be submitted using the public comment form at www.nahbrc.org/gbstandard. Questions about the public comment period can be submitted to standards@nahbrc.org.

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