Tulsa Business Staff
The American National Standards Institute approves a National Green Building Standard for all residential construction work including single-family homes, apartments and condos, land development and remodeling and renovation.
The standard defines what green practices can be incorporated into residential development and construction and how home owners can operate and maintain their green homes.
The approval signals a new era for the nation’s builders, said Joe Robson, a home builder in Tulsa and Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.
“The National Green Building Standard is now the first and only green building rating system approved by ANSI, making it the benchmark for green homes,” said Ron Jones, who chaired the consensus committee charged with developing the standard.