Home Innovation News

May 6, 2011

Home Innovation Research Labs Initiates Process for Next Version of ANSI Square Footage Standard

Upper Marlboro, Md. - The Home Innovation Research Labs, an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization, announced today that it is officially beginning the process to revise or reaffirm the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage - Method of Calculating, ANSI Z765-2003. This standard, which has been in use since 1996, addresses the need for uniformity in calculating and reporting square footage (area) measurements of dwellings in the United States.

Following the ANSI prescribed consensus process, all interested parties in the residential market may contribute to the revision or reaffirmation of the standard by submitting public proposals or by applying to join the Consensus Committee. All committee business will be conducted by conference call and email. Meeting Notices and Tentative Agendas will be posted online 30 days in advance of all meetings.

Forms for proposed changes and Consensus Committee membership are available online. All submissions must be made by email by June 14, 2011. For updates on the standard development process, visit www.nahbrc.com/sqft2012. For more information, contact Tom Kenney at Home Innovation Research Labs. 

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