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ICC announces plan for green construction code

Post Time:Sep 22,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:100

Code ready standards such as Standard 189 may have some serious competition. In collaboration with The American Institute of Architects and the American Society for Testing and Materials, the International Code Council recently announced its new International Green Construction Code initiative. The result of the initiative will be “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” a stand-alone green code for new and existing commercial buildings.

The committee formed to draft IGCC will hold public meetings and hopes to have a draft by the end of 2010. “This code effort,” said David Eisenberg, one of 29 drafting committee members, “[will be] developed in time for it to be part of the 2012 family of I-codes.” The code will reference existing efforts such as Standard 189 and will also be compatible with the carbon-neutrality goals of AIA’s 2030 initiative, according to a Sept. 21 GreenSource report.

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