2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard Now Available

April 10, 2013

The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS), recently approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), is now available for purchase through, the publishing arm for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in both print and e-Book formats.

A collaborative effort between the International Code Council (ICC) and NAHB, the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is the only residential green-building rating system approved by ANSI as an American national standard. The NGBS provides practices for the design and construction of all types of green residential buildings, renovations and land developments. The green aspects of the NGBS include lot design, preparation and development; resource, energy and water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; and operation, maintenance and building owner education.

“The 2012 edition incorporates several changes that not only make the standard much easier to use, but also expand the offerings for renovations and remodeling projects, and raise the bar on energy efficiency,” said Rick Judson, NAHB chairman and a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “We have seen phenomenal growth in green building in recent years, and the new version of the standard will only help to add to this.”

The 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is available for purchase ($35.95 Retail/$31.95 NAHB Member, ISBN 978-086718-697-0) at or by calling 800-223-2665. The e-Book is available at ($24.99 Retail/$20.99 NAHB Member)
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