The Research Center, secretariat for the 2012 update of the National Green Building Standard, recently announced that the next meeting of the Consensus Committee will take place Feb. 21–23, 2012, at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C. It will be open to the public.

During this meeting, the Consensus Committee will discuss and develop actions on public comments to the draft standard that were received by the deadline. Only changes in the draft standard, points, and the standard’s reference document were open for public comment at that time.

All changes that are approved by the Committee during the February meeting will be open for another public comment period. After all public comments are considered, the Committee’s charge will be complete and the revised standard will be submitted to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for approval.

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.

A complete list of Consensus Committee members, task group assignments, and status updates on the proceedings can be found online at

Don’t miss the many opportunities to meet, hear from, and network with NAHB Research Center staff and National Green Building Program participants and partners during the 2012 IBS in Orlando, Fla. For full information on the show, visit Most of the educational sessions related to green certification will not only be informative, but will also be eligible for continuing education credits from the AIA and the NAHB. Below is a sample of the sessions attendees will be able to enjoy:

Wednesday, Feb. 8: “Practical, Affordable Ways to Start Building Green Certified Homes” (3:30-5 p.m.)

Thursday, Feb. 9: “Greening Your Multifamily Projects—An Overview of the National Green Building Standard” (8:30-9:30)

Friday, Feb. 10: “Green is Greater than Energy Efficiency: Marketing the Benefits of Green Certified Homes” (3:30-5 p.m.)

In addition to these educational sessions, the Research Center will be hosting some events in our lounge area to unveil the results of a recent survey on marketing green homes and apartments. If you are interested in attending one or more of our survey informational sessions, please contact us online for more information, dates, and times—  

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