National Green Building Standard
National Green Building Standard

National Green Building Standard

New edition

HOUSE & HOME

228 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: ebook: PDF

ebook: PDF, $24.99 (CA $24.99) (US $24.99)

Publication Date: January 2008

ISBN 9780867186697

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Overview

A collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, the Standard provides the “green” practices that can be incorporated into new homes including multifamily buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green homes are located. The green practices include lot design, preparation and development; resource, energy, and water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation, maintenance, and building owner education. The four threshold levels, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald provide builders with a means to achieve basic, entry-level green building, or achieve the highest level of sustainable “green” building that incorporates energy savings of 60 percent or higher. The Standard can be used by any builder for individual projects, or be the basis for a local community or state green building program.

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.