If you want to get involved with the upcoming revision of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS), you've got a little extra time. The deadline to send in proposed changes and apply to serve on the consensus committee or task groups participating in crafting the 2015 version of the standard has been extended to March 31. Home Innovation Research Labs announced the start of the 2015 revision process in February.
As previously reported, the 2015 version of the NGBS will be the third iteration of the green building rating system. Task groups specializing in each area of the NGBS, such as energy efficiency or site development, will be formed to evaluate changes. Later this year, the full consensus committee will hold two hearings in Washington, D.C. The first meeting will initiate the review of all proposed changes to the standard, which will include input from task force members. In the second meeting, committee members will take formal action on all proposed changes. Once the committee is finished, the new standard will be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval in 2015.
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