Home Innovation News

April 4, 2014 | Upper Marlboro, MD

DC Green Construction Code Recognizes NGBS Green Certification

The District of Columbia recently announced the adoption of the 2013 DC Construction Code and the 2013 DC Energy Conservation Code. Through the code update, the DC government is mainstreaming many elements of green building practices and demonstrating leadership in sustainability. The updated codes reflect modern, sustainable, and energy- and water-efficient building practices.
The 2013 DC Green Construction Code, which applies to the scope of all commercial projects and multifamily buildings over 4 stories, is comprised of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) with local amendments. The ICC-700 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) is a recognized alternative compliance path for multifamily buildings to satisfy the Green Construction Code requirements. NGBS is recognized alongside LEED, Enterprise Green Communities, and ASHRAE 189.1.
To learn more, visit http://mayor.dc.gov/release/district-columbia-publish-new-construction-codes.

For a full list of government entities that recognize NGBS, either through policy requirements or voluntary incentives, visit www.homeinnovation.com/NGBSGreenIncentives.

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ABOUT: Home Innovation Research Labs, located in Upper Marlboro, Md., is a full-service research, testing, and consulting firm determined to improve the quality, durability, affordability, and environmental performance of single- and multifamily homes and home building products – in short, we aim to perfect the home. Founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our team has been integral in solving many of our client’s most difficult product and technology issues, and helping to introduce some of the most groundbreaking innovations in residential construction. Through an interdisciplinary research approach – including market research, building science analysis, laboratory testing, and standards development – we help to find a home for innovation in the residential construction industry.

NOTE TO EDITORS ON STYLE USAGE: To identify this company and its work correctly, first reference should be "Home Innovation Research Labs." In subsequent mentions, "Home Innovation Labs” or simply “Home Innovation” are acceptable and accurate alternative references; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.