• INFORMATIVE APPENDIXJ
    OPTION FOR RESIDENTIAL COMPLIANCE USING
    THE NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD

    The provisions contained in this appendix are mandatory if specifically referenced and specified, wholly or in part, in the enabling law. The National Green Building Standard is a voluntary consensus standard which applies to the design and construction of residential portions of buildings. The Standard establishes criteria for rating the environmental impact of design and construction practices to achieve conformance with specified performance levels for green residential buildings.

    SECTIONJ101
    GENERAL

    J101.1Residential requirements determined by the authority having jurisdiction.

    The authority having jurisdiction shall determine if one or more of the following sections apply.

    J101.1.1.

    Detached one- and two-family dwellings and multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) not more than three stories in height above grade plane with a separate means of egress, their accessory structures, and the site or lot upon which these buildings are located shall comply with ICC/ASHRAE 700–2015 National Green Building Standard.

    J101.1.2.

    Group R-3 residential buildings, their accessory structures, and the site or lot upon which these buildings are located shall comply with ICC/ASHRAE 700–2015 National Green Building Standard.

    J101.1.3.

    Group R-2 and R-4 residential buildings three stories or less in height above grade plane, their accessory structures, and the site or lot upon which these buildings are located shall comply with ICC/ASHRAE 700–2015 National Green Building Standard.

    J101.1.4.

    Group R-2 and R-4 residential buildings four stories or more in height above grade plane, their accessory structures, and the site or lot upon which these buildings are located shall comply with the provisions of this code or ICC/ASHRAE 700–2015 National Green Building Standard.

    J101.1.5.

    Group R-2 and R-4 portions of mixed use buildings shall comply with the provisions of this code or ICC/ASHRAE 700–2015 National Green Building Standard. The remainder of the building and the site upon which the building is located shall comply with the provisions of this code.