This is the first ANSI consensus
standard on sustainable Green Building for residential construction.
This book was written as a collaborative effort between the
ICC and NAHB, and provides "green" practices and
standards that can be incorporated into new homes, including
multi-family buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and
motels, and the site upon which the green buildings are located.
The National Green Building Standard is the first residential green building rating
system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be
submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval.
It offers a complete green-building rating system.
The green practices illustrated and explained here include lot
design, preparation and development; resource, energy and water
efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation,
maintenance, and building owner education.
This manual provides the user with a means to achieve basic
entry-level green building, or achieve the highest level of
sustainable "green" building that incorporates energy savings of 60
percent or higher.
The standard can be used by any builder for individual projects,
or be the basis for a local community or state green building
Green Building & Alternative Energy