30 Mar '12, 1pm

The International Green Construction Code Is Live—But What Does it Mean?

After a long and arduous democratic process, the 2012 version of the IgCC is finished. Learn what it's all about and what it means for LEED and other voluntary rating systems. How do you build a green building? Let me count the ways. We've got ASHRAE 189.1, a large and growing handful of LEED rating systems, the Living Building Challenge, Passive House, and many others...and now there's also the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) just published by the International Code Council. Why so many? And how does IgCC fit in? IgCC and ASHRAE 189.1 For some background about how IgCC meshes with its main code competitor, ASHRAE 189.1, see Nadav Malin's coverage right after it was announced that 189.1 would be an alternate compliance path . The code creators worked really hard to ensure that the IgCC harmonizes with LEED, ASHRAE, and the International Energy Code, among othe...

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