Home Innovation News

ANSI Square Footage Standard currently open for public comment.

February 18, 2020 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Public Comment Period for ANSI Square Footage Standard Now Open; Closes March 23, 2020

Home Innovation Research Labs, an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization, has opened a public comment period for the current draft of the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage - Method of Calculating, ANSI Z765-2003 (r2013). Interested parties may download the Draft Standard and link to the Proposed Changes Submission Form by visiting the webpage. The latest Public Proposal Report (PPR) and draft minutes from the last meeting of the Consensus Committee are also available.

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. For updates on the standard development process and links to all relevant forms and documents, visit www.HomeInnovation.com/Z765. To purchase a copy of the current standard, visit the bookstore. For more information, contact Home Innovation Research Labs. 

# # #

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.