ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™

The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) is the first residential green building standard to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

First developed in 2008, NAHB, the International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have partnered to develop the third edition of the nationally recognized standard, which is expected to be approved and published in early 2016.

To date, the standard has been widely implemented throughout the industry. The Home Innovation Research Lab has certified the compliance of more than 50,000 dwelling units. Dozens of regional and local green initiatives refer to the standard within their program criteria and the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) allows compliance with ICC 700 NGBS as an alternate compliance path for residential buildings more than four stories in height. 

Order the printed version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard today. A free copy of the e-book is also available for download.  

Read more about Home Innovation Research Labs’ NGBS Green Certification program for new homes (both single-family and multifamily), remodeling and renovation projects and residential developments.