First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut
February 6, 2010
Drafters of the International Code Council's International Green Construction Code are nearing completion of the first-ever integrated green code for traditional and high-performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in March.
"This will be the first time code officials, owners and designers will have an integrated regulatory framework to put into practice that meets the goal of greening the construction and design of new and existing buildings," according to ICC CEO Richard Weiland. "Only a code that is useable, enforceable and adoptable will have the capability of impacting our built environment in dramatic ways."
The IGCC is designed specifically to integrate and coordinate with the other International Codes already being enforced by governmental code officials at all levels. All 50 states and more than 20,000 U.S. jurisdictions use the International Codes developed by the Code Council for safety and sustainability. The International Codes also serve as the basis for construction of federal properties around the world, and as a reference for many nations outside the United States.
Information on activities about the IGCC is available for review at the Web site.