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In 2007 the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) partnered to establish a much-needed and nationally-recognizable standard definition of green building.

The resulting ICC 700 National Green Building Standard™ is the first and only residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Standard defines green building for single- and multifamily homes, residential remodeling projects, and site development projects while still allowing for the flexibility required for regionally-appropriate best green practices.

The National Green Building Standard provides a credible industry benchmark and scoring process for green remodeling and renovation projects. The Standard recognizes a wide variety of green practices, which can be incorporated into residential construction and renovation on a national scale, and encourages homeowners to operate and maintain their homes in an environmentally responsible manner.


JLB Remodeling, Inc. is proud to be a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Triad Green Building Council. The articles above are excerts from the NAHB Green program that discuss the ICC 700 Green Building Standards, which layout the specific criteria associated with green building and remodeling. We support the efforts from the NAHB to establish these standards to promote the labeling of jobs as green, provide owners with environmentally friendly products, improve resource efficiency, increase energy & water efficiency, & educate owners about the operation, & maintenance of their homes. We strives to use these standards in every remodel and renovation we undertake. To learn more about green remodeling and the ICC 700 Green Building Standards, feel free to click on the links below.
 
 
For residential buildings, four threshold levels - Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Emerald - allow builders to quantify and qualify green building at all levels. At the Emerald level, the highest rating for a residential green building, a building must incorporate energy savings of 60% or more.

To comply with the Standard, a builder or remodeler must incorporate a minimum number of features in the following areas: lot and site development; energy, water, and resource efficiency; indoor
environmental quality; and home owner education. In order to attain a higher level of green certification by the NAHB Research Center, a home must accrue successively higher levels of minimum points in every category – the highest level of certification is dictated by the lowest category score level.

The following tables highlight the point values required in each area for green buildings:

Threshold Point Ratings for Green Buildings Green Building Categories Performance Point Levels (1) (2)
BRONZE SILVER GOLD EMERALD
1. Chapter 5 Lot Design, Preparation, and Development 39 66 93 119
2. Chapter 6 Resource Efficiency 45 79 113 146
3. Chapter 7 Energy Efficiency 30 60 100 120
4. Chapter 8 Water Efficiency 14 26 41 60
5. Chapter 9 Indoor Environmental Quality 36 65 100 140
6. Chapter 10 Operation, Maintenance, and Building Owner Education 8 10 11 12
7. Additional Points from any category 50 100 100 100
Total Points 222 406 558 697
(1) In addition to the threshold number of points in each category, all mandatory provisions of each category shall be implemented.
(2) For dwelling units greater than 4,000 square feet (372 square meters), the number of points in Category 7 (Additional Points from any category) shall be increased in accordance with Section 601.1. The "Total Points" shall be increased by the same number of points
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