[Washington, DC] - The NAHB Research Center, in its capacity as an ANSI-approved standard developer, recently announced the appointment of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) to represent the window, door and skylight industry on the consensus committee that is developing the next version (2012) of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). WDMA Vice President of Code and Regulatory Affairs Jeff Inks will represent WDMA on the committee.
"Green building issues have been and continue to be a top priority for WDMA and its members," said Inks. "Being actively involved on the consensus committee is important in helping to shape the next version of the NGBS in a way that benefits our members, the industry and their customers."
Initiated originally in 2007 by the National Association of Home Buildiers (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC), 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 rating system for green residential construction, remodeling, and land development to be approved by ANSI. Because the standard is written in mandatory language, it can be adopted by state and local code authorities in addition to serving as the basis for voluntary programs. 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. The current revision effort is part of that process.
The NGBS Consensus Committee consists of government officials, advocacy groups, home builders, product manufacturers, and other affected industry stakeholders in residential construction. Once the committee has completed its work, the newly updated National Green Building Standard will be submitted to ANSI for approval and published for use in 2012.