Are ANSI Standards Changing?

By | July 19, 2020

VaCAP has just learned of a meeting on July 22 to discuss and vote on proposed changes to the square footage calculation under ANSI guidelines. The proposed changes were published for public comment which closed in March. The meeting, which is described as a virtual Consensus Committee Meeting  is open to the public, however you must request the meeting credentials. to attend. 

Again, VaCAP has just learned of this proposed change and apologizes for the last minute notice. 

See the press release below or on their website Once on their site, there are lots of links to various information.


ANSI Z765 2020 Update Consensus Committee Meeting will meet on July 22, 2020

Home Innovation Research Labs, an ANSI Accredited Standards Development Organization, will host a virtual Consensus Committee meeting on July 22, 2020. The Committee will be discussing and taking final action on 44 public comments received on the Public Comment Draft of the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage – Method of Calculating, ANSI Z765-2020. The meeting will be open to the public and interested parties may request the meeting credentials by sending an email request to [email protected]. The Draft Standard and public comments are available for download by visiting the webpage. The latest Public Proposal Report (PPR) and draft minutes from the last meeting of the Consensus Committee are also available.

This standard, which has been in use since 1996, addresses the need for uniformity in calculating and reporting square footage (area) measurements of dwellings in the United States. For updates on the standard development process and links to all relevant forms and documents, visit To purchase a copy of the current standard, visit the bookstore. For more information, contact Home Innovation Research Labs.


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