The National Green Building Standard™ (ICC 700-2008) was initially approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard on January 29, 2009. As part of a subsequent updating and maintenance effort for the standard, the 2012 version of the NGBS (ICC 700-2012) was approved by ANSI on January 10, 2013. The NGBS provides criteria for rating the environmental impact of design and construction practices to achieve conformance with specified performance levels for green residential buildings.
Since being approved by ANSI, municipalities and government officials have consistently deemed the NGBS on par or superior to other residential green rating systems. Last month, the Vermont Housing Finance Authority deemed NGBS Green certification as on-par with LEED H and Enterprise Green Communities. The 2014 Qualified Allocation Plan, which was submitted to Governor Shumlin for final approval, gives preference to housing projects that will be certified to one of the three programs. For more information, see the complete QAP online at www.vhfa.org.
For a complete listing of all known incentives available for NGBS-certified projects, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/NGBSGreenIncentives.
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