When designing a wood-framed floor system for residential projects, building to meet the applicable codes is only one step in the design process.
Should there be a ‘Pretty Good House’ standard?
Builders are considering a new standard higher than code-minimum but less demanding than LEED and other certifications.
Building professionals are debating whether the industry would benefit from a so-called “Pretty Good House” standard. This would provide a guide for making design and construction choices setting a bar for a better house than the code-minimum house that is not as complicated as certification programs. This standard would provide a list of options without being as prescriptive as LEED or similar standards programs.
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