2020 NGBS Overview Presentation at 2023 Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) Housing Conference

March 1, 2023
11:00AM-12:00PM ET
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
State College, PA
2023 Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) Housing Conference

In 2008 the National Green Building Standard® ICC – 700 (NGBS) earned ANSI approval as the first green rating system for residentially-used buildings. NGBS Green offered the industry a flexible, rigorous, and affordable path to third-party green certification, and within a short period of time, architects, developers, owners, agencies, and financial institutions catapulted the NGBS to be the leading national residential green certification program. Since then, nearly 400,000 homes and apartments have earned NGBS Green certification and over 350,000 homes are in-process to earn certification. ANSI recently approved the 2020 NGBS, the fourth version to date, with an expanded scope that applies to mixed-use buildings, assisted living facilities, hotels, dormitories, lodging houses, and even monasteries. The 2020 NGBS includes a certification path for the commercial space of mixed-use buildings; greater flexibility for existing buildings being renovated or converted; a new performance path for water efficiency; and new practices designed to promote resiliency, universal design, wellness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how homes and apartments are certified as compliant with the National Green Building Standard ICC-700
  • Learn about the 2020 NGBS revisions, including the expanded scope, certification for commercial space, the water efficiency performance path, and the more flexible requirements for remodeled buildings
  • Be able to explain how the NGBS improves the design, construction, and performance of homes and multifamily buildings
  • Learn how NGBS Green overcomes barriers to green certified buildings for builders and developers

Speaker: Cindy Wasser, Home Innovation Research Labs

To learn more and register for the PHRC Housing Conference, visit https://www.phrc.psu.edu/conferences/PHRC-Conference/index.aspx