Development of the 2012 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), ICC 700, is now under way, with members of the consensus committee and the seven task groups officially appointed on Feb. 25.
Initiated originally in 2007 by National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council, the 2008 version of the NGBS was developed by a 42-member consensus committee and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, making it the first point-based rating system for green residential construction, remodeling and land development to be approved by ANSI.
As an ANSI-approved standard, the document is subject to periodic updates to ensure that advances in building codes, technology and other developments can be considered for incorporation. The NAHB Research Center is overseeing the development of the 2012 edition. Members of the 2012 NGBS consensus committee include government representatives, product manufacturers, users of the standard -- including home builders and building managers -- and other affected industry stakeholders.
The first meeting of the consensus committee and task groups will take place on March 29 to 30 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.