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National Green Building Standard

Consensus Committee on the National Green Building Standard™
Last Updated: 8/10/2007

A third meeting of the Consensus Committee is scheduled to take place October 29, 30, and 31 in Washington, DC. Please confirm attendance with an email to standards@nahbrc.org. A block of rooms is held at Homewood Suites by Hilton® Washington located at 1475 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005 at a rate of 219 plus tax under “Green Building Standard Meeting”. You can make reservations starting Thursday August 28, 2007 by phone at 202-265-8000 or fax at 202-265-5810. The cut-off date for reservations is October 5, 2007.

A draft of the National Green Building Standard is available for public comment. The Public Comment Period closes on September 24, 2007. A Public Comment Form must be used to submit comments. A second Public Comment Period in scheduled to start in October 2007 after the Consensus Committee meeting.

Build It Green - California
See news story about CA Green Building code being rushed by industry.

 Green Buildings:
	• 	Provide a healthier and more comfortable environment
	• 	Improve long-term economic performance
	• 	Incorporate energy and water efficient technologies
	• 	Use recycled content materials in their construction
	• 	Reduce construction and demolition waste
	• 	Bring higher resale value
	• 	Are landscaped for water and energy efficiency
	• 	Include renewable energy technologies
	• 	Improve indoor air quality
	• 	Reduce environmental impact
	• 	Are easier to maintain & built to last

Masonry seems to philosophically be in but hardly mentioned as a green product.

Propose referrencing ASTM emissions standards.

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