ICC Announces Availability of New Green Code

April 3rd, 2012

The International Code Council released a new version of the “Green Code”, the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC). This updated code is used to make construction and remodel of buildings more energy efficient and reduce waste in the process by providing direction and oversight through green design and construction principles.

Release Notes

Today, the Code Council and its sponsors announce a new green construction code that will make a contribution toward healthier, lower impact, and more sustainable building practices,” said Richard P. Weiland, CEO of the ICC which developed the new code. “The International Green Construction Code published today was developed during the last three years with input from code and construction industry professionals, environmental organizations, policy makers and the public. Our community was diligent in developing a code that is not only adoptable, usable and enforceable, but also flexible and adaptable. We expect this new model code, like the family of other ICC Codes, to be adopted across the country and used globally … The IgCC is the first model code to include sustainability measures for an entire construction project and its site—from design, through construction, certificate of occupancy and beyond. It establishes minimum green requirements for buildings.

More information on this code release can be found at the ICC website.

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