ICC-700 2012 National Green Building Standard Commentary by National Association of Home Builders - NAHB

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National Green Building Standard ICC-700 2012 Commentary

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This companion to the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard™ provides valuable insight to the intention and implementation of the practices and provisions found in the Standard. This 2012 edition ICC 700 Commentary is a useful resource for residential designers, land developers, builders and remodelers using the Standard as a tool for developing or renovating residential properties of all types to reduce their relative environmental impact.


The ICC 700 commentary expands on the compliance language in the Standard, including: Scope and Administration, Compliance Method for all applications of the Standard:

• Single family and multifamily new construction.

• Renovation and addition chapters include whole-house renovations and functional areas.

• Green subdivision development; Requirements and prescriptions for all chapters within the Standard.

• Site design and development.

• Lot design, preparation, and development.

• Resource Efficiency.

• Energy efficiency.

• Water efficiency.

• Indoor environmental quality.


This latest edition incorporates all changes made to the 2012 standard and is a valuable tool to assist in the design, construction and compliance of any sustainable residential project.