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ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard

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ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard


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The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute for all types of sustainable residential construction. A collaborative effort of the International Code Council, ASHRAE and the National Association of Home Builders, NGBS outlines a variety of green practices that can be incorporated into new homes and multifamily buildings, as well as hotels, dormitories and land developments. The Standard also delivers stand-alone chapters for both home remodeling and additions and renovations of multifamily buildings.

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 The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute for all types of sustainable residential construction. A collaborative effort of the International Code Council, ASHRAE and the National Association of Home Builders, NGBS outlines a variety of green practices that can be incorporated into new homes and multifamily buildings, as well as hotels, dormitories and land developments. The Standard also delivers stand-alone chapters for both home remodeling and additions and renovations of multifamily buildings.

 

The green practices address site and lot design, preparation and development; resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation, maintenance and building owner education.

Four levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold and Emerald—enable residential professionals to integrate sustainability and high performance at a level most appropriate for their businesses and specific housing markets.

 

Changes for the 2015 Edition


The 2015 edition incorporates changes that better align the NGBS with the I-codes, expands the application of innovative practices and builds upon years of building and certifying to NGBS. Some of the more notable updates include:

  • Substantial revisions to the Energy Efficiency chapter, which now has more stringent rating levels based upon whole-house energy savings that are above the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. 
  • A comprehensive update of the exterior and interior lighting provisions including common areas in multifamily building.
  • Mandatory installation of carbon monoxide alarms for all buildings, regardless of level of certification or local code. 
  • Revamped stormwater management options that encourage low-impact development practices. 
  • Greater emphasis on and recognition of multi-modal transportation options including bicycle parking, pedestrian connectivity, proximity to transit and electric-vehicle charging. 
  • New references in the Resource Efficiency chapter for Environmental Product Declarations for both specific and industry-wide products .

This latest edition includes everything needed to design, construct or remodel any residential project to the most current sustainable and green building criteria available ─ all under one roof!

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Product details

SKU 00310
Name ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard
By (author) ICC, ASHRAE, and NAHB
Pub. Date 2016
Pages 228
ISBN 13 978-086718-750-2
Format Softcover
PLU 00310
Retail Price $19.95
NAHB Member Price $17.95

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