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National Green Building Program

National Association of Home Builders recognized the future of sustainable home building and put together the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines The guidelines where published in 2005 and are still the backbone for today’s green building principles. Click here to read about the history of NAHB green and the development of the Green Building Guidelines. Recently, the NAHB and the International Code Council (ICC) have partnered up to develop a nation wide green building standard. The guidelines have been submitted to the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) and are awaiting approval. The new National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is expected to be officially released in late July 2008. When released it will be the first national green building standard.