spacer search
Our newest project; California's first affordable carbon neutral home & transportation system. See for a look at the design review approved plans...
Main Menu
Contact Us
About Us
Home arrow Blog arrow USGBC Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer

USGBC Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Sarter   
Saturday, 02 December 2006
USGBC Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer

November 27, 2006 (Washington, DC) - The U.S. Green Building Council has been accredited as an official Standards Developing Organization by the American National Standards Insitute (ANSI).

"We're pleased to have achieved this important designation," said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, USGBC. "USGBC has been dedicated to openness, transparency and consensus throughout all of our programs since our founding more than 12 years ago, and being recognized as an ANSI accredited standards developer acknowledges our commitment."

"USGBC's recognition as an ANSI-accredited standards developer underscores the priority we place on being equitable, accessible and responsive to the requirements of our many stakeholders," said Kris Prendergast, Vice President, Governance and Organization Development, USGBC.

USGBC began working with ANSI processes through the organization's partnership with the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) on the development of Standard 189p, in which effort the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is also a partner. With a target completion date of late-2007, Standard 189p will be an ANSI standard, and will set the baseline for high performance green buildings in the commercial marketplace. USGBC applied to become an ANSI-accredited standards developer last year.

Prendergast noted, "Inclusiveness and transparency are among USGBC's Guiding Principles. Our participation in and accreditation by ANSI honors those principles."



The U.S. Green Building Council is the nation's leading coalition of corporations, builders, universities, federal and local agencies, and nonprofit organizations working together to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. The Council's annual Greenbuild conference as well as the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System are projects of the USGBC. For more information on the USGBC, visit
Green Building Resources
Buildin Design & Construction
Common Sense Design, resource page
Environmental Building News
Frank Lloyd Wright
Get into Green, at the National Building Musem
Green Affordable Housing
Green Building Community.Com
Green Sage
International Initiative for sustainable built environment
LEED for Homes, energy certification from the USGBC
List of recycled building products from the Ca.Integratd waste management board
Marin County Green Building Program
Marin Max Reuse
National Renewable Energy Labratory Homepage
Oikos Green Building Source

(C) 2022
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.