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A clarification here for anyone reading Floor Covering Weekly’s October 13 2008 supplement “The Green Guide.”  A story on page 12 suggests the National Home Builders’ Association Model Green Building Guide has already been declared a national standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The story says, “At the 2008 International Builders show, the NAHB launched its biggest initiative to date: the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), a joint effort of the NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC) that represents the first ANSI-certified green building standard in the U.S.  The standard applies to all residential structures, from single family dwellings to high-rise and multi-family structures as well as residential portions of mixed occupancy buildings.”

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Sorry, despite the present tense description of the “standard”, it yet remains to be certifid  by ANSI.  You can check the pending application here.

I have no doubt the NAHB Green Guidelines will eventually reach the status of an ANSI standard. And when it happens, you can be sure there will be a lot more news about it than one short article in a magazine  supplement.  This will surely be the biggest challenge to the dominance of LEED for Homes, which by the way is a rating system and not a standard — at least as far as certified standards go.

I’ll provide some information on other green building systems in my next post

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Colin Laughlan