Newest GREEN Building Standard is Released

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

First there was the LEED standard, next came the CALGREEN standard, and now we have, THE INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE...

The IGCC, created by the ICC (International Code Council, and yes, I'm having fun with the acronyms), is targeted at regulating the construction of new and existing commercial buildings, and aims to significantly reduce energy usage and greenhouse gasses. The code was publicly unveiled today after having been in development since mid-2009.

The code is sponsored by the "heavyweights" in the building industry including; the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the global standards firm ASTM International, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

You can download a copy of the International Green Constuction Code Version 1.0 (HERE).