02 Jan '18, 2pm

Need help hitting energy code targets in MoCo give SBP a call!

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On December 27, Montgomery County, Maryland, will join a small group of jurisdictions at the vanguard of building regulatory policy. The county will begin implementation of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as the new baseline for virtually all new construction in the county above 5,000 square feet. This makes Montgomery County the first to implement the IgCC as mandatory code. Green codes and LEED For more than three years, USGBC has worked with a range of stakeholders from across the county’s green building community to develop and refine the new code , which is based on the 2012-IgCC. After extensive work with USGBC members and partners, with Montgomery County council members, and with the Department of Permitting Services, the new policy maintains regional consistency by including an alternate compliance pathway for LEED construction similar to those of ...

Full article: https://www.usgbc.org/articles/montgomery-county-adopts-i...

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