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National Green Building Standard Approved for Use

The latest version of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved for use by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The residential construction standard provides a pathway by which builders and developers may seek third-party green building certification of their new homes, developments and remodeling projects. … Read more »

NSF Receives ANSI Program Operator Status to Develop PCRs, Verify EPDs

NSF International has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a program operator for both the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). As an EPD and PCR program operator, NSF International says it will help meet the growing demand … Read more »

ANSI Launches Pilot Program for Biomass Products Emissions

The American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass products. ANSI is accepting applications for this pilot program through March 26. ANSI and ISCC will work in … Read more »

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NSF to Pilot ANSI EPD Accreditation Program

NSF Sustainability, a division of NSF International, has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute as one of the first organizations to participate in a pilot program for Type III environmental product declarations (EPDs) to meet a growing demand for standardization in the environmental certification industry. NSF provides third-party … Read more »

EV Standards Roadmap Finds Regulation Gaps

An update to proposed standards for electric vehicles set by the American National Standards Institute has identified eight new standardization “gaps” where it says new or revised regulations would prove useful. Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 2.0, identifies standardization gaps covering electromagnetic compatibility issues related to electric vehicle charging; the functionality … Read more »