Standards (ASD) Development
NEBB, a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization, is an American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), and the premier international certification association for individuals and firms that deliver high performance building systems. In addition to standards development, NEBB establishes, promotes and maintains high-quality programs for the certification of Firms, Professionals and Technicians.
As an ANSI ASD, NEBB has developed two standards and currently developing two other standards for approval as American National Standards in compliance with ANSI’s Essential Requirements:
The “NEBB Standards Council” oversees the development of NEBB standards in
conjunction with project subcommittees.
NEBB’s current project subcommittees are the NEBB Cleanroom Performance Testing Standards Committee and NEBB Compounding Pharmacy Standard Committee Members of these NEBB Standards Committees are classified by the NEBB Board of Directors as Provider, Users or General Interest representatives in accordance with the following definitions:
An individual employed by or otherwise representing an organization that provides building systems testing and analysis services shall be classified as a Provider.
An individual employed by or otherwise representing an organization that purchase, uses or specifies building systems testing and analysis services shall be classified as a User. This category includes, but is not limited to, design engineers, architects, owners, builders, and mechanical contractors.
General interest members are neither Providers nor Users. This category includes, but is not limited to, educators, researchers, representatives of regulatory agencies, representatives of industry organizations, and manufactures of related products.
The NEBB Standards Committees are established by the NEBB Board of Directors, and are the ANSI consensus bodies responsible for developing and maintaining the specific standards. In accordance with the NEBB Procedures for American National Standards, membership of the NEBB Standards Committees must be sufficiently diverse to ensure reasonable balance without dominance by any single interest group. Membership on NEBB standards committees is open to any person directly or indirectly affected by the standards.