In 2007 the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) partnered with the International Code Council (ICC) to establish a set of strict universal standards for green home building and remodeling. The standards also set out to define what exactly green building meant at the time. The standards were published in 2009, and this year it recently went under review and was officially updated for the first time.
Here’s what you need to know about the 2012 National Green Building Standard:
1) Expect a 15% increase in energy efficiency performance via the energy code update.
2) The new version completely revamped the scoring for home renovations and remodeling projects.
3) More incentives for green development and lot design.
If you are environmentally conscious and are planning on building a custom home or performing a home restoration project this year, contact your local builder or architect to learn more about the 2012 National Green Building Standard. Learn More