Sustainability News! NGBS Appoints VSI Team Member to Serve on Task Group

Congratulations to VSI’s Director, Technical, and Product Certification, Sara Krompholz, who has been appointed to serve on a Task Group for the 2024 Update of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS). Task Groups are comprised of Consensus Committee members, subject matter experts and other stakeholders.

The ICC 700 National Green Building Standard® (NGBS) is the first residential green building standard to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). First developed in 2008, the standard is regularly revised in accordance with the ANSI process. The ICC 700-2020 NGBS is now available for use, and copies of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 NGBS are still available as well.

The standard has been widely implemented over the past decade. It provides architects, builders and developers with a flexible above-code program to design and construct homes and apartments that are sustainable, cost-effective and geographically appropriate.

Next Steps

The first meeting of the Consensus Committee and Task Groups will be held in June a virtual orientation for both the members of the Consensus Committee as well as Task Groups.

The current 2020 NGBS is available for download at  All current information on the 2024 NGBS Update is available at