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03/29/2010

First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Launched

 
Organizations representing building safety professionals, energy and lighting engineers, green building practitioners, architects, and technical standards developers have come together to establish a comprehensive model green building code designed to rapidly advance green building practice across the United States.

The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, USGBC, and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) have announced the launch of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC), which will provide the building industry with language that both broadens and strengthens building codes in a way that will accelerate the construction of high performance green buildings all over the country.

By leveraging ICC’s unrivaled delivery infrastructure to reach all 50 states and more than 22,000 local jurisdictions, and ASHRAE, USGBC, and IES’s technical strengths, IGCC establishes a previously unimaginable regulatory framework for the construction of high performance commercial buildings that are safe, sustainable, and by the book.

“The emergence of green building codes and standards is an important next step for the green building movement, establishing a much-needed set of baseline regulations for green buildings that is adoptable, usable, and enforceable by jurisdictions,” says Richard P. Weiland, CEO for ICC. “The IGCC provides a vehicle for jurisdictions to regulate green for the design and performance of new and renovated buildings in a manner that is integrated with existing codes as an overlay, allowing all new buildings to reap the rewards of improved design and construction practices.”

ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
, will serve as an alternate path of compliance for IGCC. Standard 189.1 is a set of technically rigorous requirements, which, like IGCC, covers criteria including water use efficiency, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials and resource use, and the building’s impact on its site and its community.

Beginning March 15, Standard 189.1 and the IGCC will be available for wide distribution, providing much-needed content, code language, and vision for a more safe and sustainable future. ASHRAE, IES, ICC, and USGBC are also working together to advance related education and advocacy efforts to promote adoption, enforcement, and compliance with the IGCC codes that will pave the way for green buildings and neighborhoods, while creating jobs and strengthening the economy.
 


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11/25/2014

More executives choosing alternatives to LEED.

11/24/2014

EPA challenge to increase diversion rates for the holidays.

11/21/2014

Framework allows users a better look at roofing's environmental impact.

11/20/2014

Study finds paper towel dispensers carry far fewer germs.

11/19/2014

Tool will help manage information during power outages.

11/18/2014

Requirements include energy, IEQ, and sustainability updates.

11/17/2014

Group of 17 properties earn energy efficiency designation.

11/14/2014

Water conservation efforts see results.

11/13/2014

Study shows sustainable investments weather the winter.

11/12/2014

Standard focuses on occupant health.

11/11/2014

EPA says cleanup will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

11/10/2014

Methane will be used as a fuel source.

11/07/2014

ASTM to target roofing material diversion rates. 

11/06/2014

ORNL scientists look to the future of renewable energy integration.

11/05/2014

Lawsuits unlikely to convince polluters to change opposition to legislative reform. 

11/04/2014

Green building investment jumps in 2013. 

11/03/2014

Study shows difference between reported and measured occupant behavior

10/31/2014

Report shows energy modeling as key to improving building performance

10/30/2014

Report shows healthy features and practices yield results.

10/29/2014

USGBC announces two more years to prepare for LEED v4.

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