American National Standards
As an accredited standard development organization, Home Innovation Labs has ushered many standards through the ANSI consensus process. During this process we ensure that participation is open to interested stakeholders, interests are balanced, public input is sought, and appeals are heard. The ANSI process also requires ongoing maintenance for any approved standards to ensure the content continues to reflect the most current information on technology and other industry elements. Below are the standards that are currently under development by Home Innovation Labs as part of ANSI's maintenance requirement.
ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS)
This standard, a collaborative effort between ICC, ASHRAE, and NAHB, was the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to ANSI for approval. It provides green practices that can be incorporated into new homes, including high-rise multifamily buildings, home remodeling and additions projects, and the land development sites upon which the green homes are located. It addresses practices in six key areas: lot design, preparation, and development; resource efficiency; energy efficiency; water efficiency; indoor environmental quality; operation, maintenance, and building owner education. The standard can be used by any builder for an individual project, or be the basis for a local or state green building program or incentive.
Square Footage - Method for Calculating: ANSI Z765
This voluntary standard for measuring square footage in single-family detached and attached homes, developed by an American National Standards Committee, was the first national standard to reconcile differences in current methods for determining square footage. The standard involves the calculation and reporting of above-grade square footage and below-grade square footage in single-family houses. It is not applicable to apartment/multifamily buildings and does not cover room dimensions.
Professional Qualifications Standard for Plumbing Fixture Replacement Technicians: PQ 100
Currently in development by a Consensus Committee following the ANSI Standards Development process, this voluntary standard will identify necessary professional qualifications for plumbing fixture replacement technicians. The Consensus Committee includes a balanced representation of interests from government, building owners, contractors, product manufacturers, and other affected industry stakeholders with a specific interest in plumbing fixture replacement and related workforce qualifications.