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Public Comment Period Opens for National Green Building Standard Updates

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Public Comment Period Opens for National Green Building Standard Updates

The 45-day public comment period for draft 2 of the 2024 NGBS begins on April 12, 2024

April 12, 2024
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The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is an ANSI (American National Standards Institute)-approved, third-party certified residential building standard that provides an affordable way to verify green construction practices in single-family, multifamily, remodeling, and land development projects.

As an ANSI-approved standard, the NGBS is subject to periodic review and updates in light of advances in building codes, technologies, and other developments. Initiated in 2007 by the International Code Council and the National Association of Home Builders, the 2008 NGBS was the first point-based rating system for green residential construction, remodeling, and land development to be approved by ANSI.

The second draft of the 2024 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) includes many changes, such as updating the reference standards to align with more modern versions of the I-codes and introducing new compliance pathways for existing buildings and buildings in the Tropical Climate Zone.

Anyone interested is eligible to submit comments. Please note: Only the marked changes and sections directly affected by those changes are open for comment, and comments must be submitted by May 27, 2024.

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