12 Jul '11, 4pm

What do you think? Will green code eventually replace the need for LEED?

The State of Maryland recently passed legislation enabling local jurisdictions to adopt the International Green Construction Code (also known as the Green Code) as a requirement for new construction in that state, to be effective as of March 2012. This follows the previous adoption of the Green Code by the State of Rhode Island, the cities of Richland, Washington. and Ft. Collins, Colorado, as well as local governments in the State of New Hampshire. What is the IGCC? The Green Code is intended to serve as a model, enforceable building code in contract to voluntary rating systems, such as LEED. The primary organization behind the development of the Green Code is the International Codes Commission (ICC), a nonprofit membership association that has developed numerous building codes (known as I-Codes) which are applicable to the construction of residential and commercial build...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/new-green-codes-gain-momentum

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