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The ANSI Z765 2020 Update Consensus Committee Meeting is open to the public.

June 24, 2020 | Upper Marlboro, MD

ANSI Z765 2020 Update Consensus Committee Meeting will meet on July 22, 2020

Home Innovation Research Labs, an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization, will host a virtual Consensus Committee meeting on July 22, 2020. The Committee will be discussing and taking final action on 44 public comments received on the Public Comment Draft of the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage - Method of Calculating, ANSI Z765-2020. The meeting will be open to the public and interested parties may request the meeting credentials by sending an email request to standards@homeinnovation.com. The Draft Standard and public comments are available for download 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. 

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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 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 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” should be used; we are not identified by an acronym. Prior to February 12, 2013, the company was known as the NAHB Research Center.