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Consensus Committee & Task Group Members Appointed for 2024 NGBS Update Process

June 3, 2022 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Home Innovation Announces Consensus Committee, Task Group Members for National Green Building Standard 2024 Update

In cooperation with ICC and NAHB, Home Innovation Research Labs recently announced appointments to the Consensus Committee for the next version (2024) of the National Green Building Standard™.

The development of the standard must follow an ANSI-approved process, and Home Innovation will once again act as the secretariat, or administrator, of the standard development process. Home Innovation issued a call for Consensus Committee members in February and applications were received through April 6, 2022.

Similar to the make-up of the committees convened to develop the previous versions of the Standard, the committee for the 2024 update includes government officials, advocacy groups, home builders, product manufacturer association representatives, and other affected industry stakeholders in residential construction. The interest categories of representatives are General (G), Producer (P), and User (U). The organizations represented on the Consensus Committee and their primary representatives are:

  • Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI): Lauren MacGowens
  • American Gas Association (AGA) - NW Natural: Kevin Duell
  • American Wood Council: Loren Ross 
  • Building Quality: Craig Charles Conner
  • Cherry Hills Village, Shums Coda Associates: Hope Medina (Committee Vice Chair)
  • Crescent Communities: Greg Coolidge
  • Edison Electric Institute: Steven Rosenstock
  • Farah Qadeer: Farah Qadeer
  • G&R Construction Services, LLC: Robert D. Ross (Committee Chair)
  • Harford County Government: Richard C Truitt
  • Hawaii State Energy Office: Howard C. Wiig
  • National Glass Association (NGA): Thomas Culp
  • National Multifamily Housing Council: Paula Cino
  • Northeast Green Building Consulting, LLC: Joshua Robert Stack
  • P3 Builder Group, Inc.: John Barrows
  • Panasonic: Justin Mahley
  • Plastic Pipe & Fittings Association (PPFA): Michael Cudahy
  • Southern Energy Management: Laurie Colwander
  • Steven Winter Associates, Inc.: Karla Butterfield
  • Team WS, LLC: William Sanderson
  • Tempo, Inc.: Aaron Gary
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA): Kathleen Lane
  • The Holt Weston Consultancy: Theresa Weston
  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Christopher Perry
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD): Michael Blanford
  • Urban Northwest Homes, LLC: Jerud Martin
  • Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.: Sara Krompholz
  • WaterSense – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Jonah Schein
  • Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA): Craig Drumheller

The committee members have also been assigned to Task Groups, each focusing on a different area of the Standard — such as energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, or lot and site development. The Task Group appointments were supplemented with other individuals who expressed an interest in participating in the standard development process. A complete list of all Task Group appointments is available online at www.homeinnovation.com/ngbs.

The first meeting of the Consensus Committee will be held virtually on June 7, 2022. This first meeting will serve to orient all participants on the 2024 National Green Building Standard update process, initiate Task Group review of the proposed changes, and discuss options for direction on several key areas of the Standard. Notice, agendas, and minutes of all meetings of the Consensus Committee and Task Groups will be posted on www.homeinnovation.com/ngbs. Once the committee has completed its work, the newly updated National Green Building Standard will be submitted to ANSI for approval.

Initiated originally in 2007 by the International Code Council and NAHB, the 2008 National Green Building Standard was developed by a 42-member Consensus Committee and approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in January 2009, making it the first point-based rating system for green residential construction, remodeling, and land development to be approved by ANSI. As an ANSI-approved standard, the document is subject to periodic updates as a way to ensure that advances in building codes, technology, and other developments can be considered for incorporation; after approval of the 2008 version, the 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2020 NGBS were developed using the same ANSI consensus process.

For additional information and for all future updates on the NGBS development process, visit www.homeinnovation.com/ngbs.

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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.

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