International Code Council announces new model green building code

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A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the International Code Council.

April 05, 2012

A new model code for new and renovated buildings will increase the energy efficiency of structures, while providing direction and oversight of green design and construction, according to the International Code Council. The 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was developed with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International as the initial cooperating sponsors, and with the support of ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Illuminating Engineering Society. The code is targeted to local communities for use as a model for their building codes.

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