2012 National Green Building Standard Commentary
2012 National Green Building Standard Commentary

2012 National Green Building Standard Commentary

New edition


213 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: ebook: PDF

ebook: PDF, $15.99 (CA $15.99) (US $15.99)

Publication Date: January 2014

ISBN 9780867187281

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This companion to the ANSI-approved 2012 National Green Building Standard ® provides valuable insight to the intention and implementation of the practices and provisions found in the Standard. This Commentary is a useful resource for residential designers, land developers, builders and remodelers using the Standard as a tool for developing or renovating residential properties of all types to reduce their relative environmental impact. The Commentary expands on the compliance language in the Standard, including:? Scope and Administration? Compliance Method for all applications of the Standard:• Single family and multifamily new construction• Renovation and addition chapters include whole-house renovations and functional areas• Green subdivision development? Requirements and prescriptions for all chapters within the Standard:• Site design and development• Lot design, preparation, and development• Resource Efficiency• Energy efficiency• Water efficiency• Indoor environmental qualityThis latest edition incorporates all changes made to the 2012 Standard and is a valuable tool to assist in the design, construction and compliance of any sustainable residential project.

Author Biography

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.