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International #Green Construction Code Launched: #sustainability

Two years after its first public version was released for review and commentary, the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is official. The IgCC is the first model code to include sustainability measures for an entire construction project and its site, and establishes minimum green requirements for buildings, according to the International Code Council (ICC). It is designed to complement voluntary rating systems such as LEED. The code acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, including provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and ICC-700, the National Green Building Standard. It incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as a compliance path. The American Institute of Architects and ASTM International served as initial cooperating sponsors in the development of the IgCC, and were supported by ASHRAE, the USGBC, and the Illuminating ...

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