National Green Building Standard Commentary by National Association of Home Builders - NAHB

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National Green Building Standard Commentary

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Book Description

National Green Building Standard™ Commentary, this companion to the ANSI approved ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard provides valuable insight to the intention and implementation of the practices and provisions found in the Standard. Developed with the input of members of the ICC 700-2008 Consensus Committee who developed the Standard, the Commentary is a useful resource for any designer or builder using the ICC 700-2008 as a rating system for developing or renovating residential properties of all types to reduce their relative environmental impact. The Commentary expands on the compliance language in the ICC 700-2008, including:

- Scope & Administration

- Compliance Method for all applications of the ICC 700-2008 including:

  • Single family and multifamily new construction
  • Renovations and additions
  • Green subdivision development

- Requirements and prescriptions for all chapters within the ICC 700-2008:

  • Site design & development
  • Lot design, preparation, and development
  • Resource efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Operation, maintenance and building owner education