Maryland’s adoption of the IGCC, effective in March 2012, will apply to all commercial buildings as well as residential properties more than three stories high.
This insulated metal roofing panel has received UL 580 Class 90 Approval for wind uplift.
The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.
2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.
ICC and ASTM International partner to support development of regional sustainable building codes.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
Space in sessions is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Outcome-based path would focus on a building’s energy performance during operation.
Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local level.
The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will be setting new standards for building energy efficiency.
The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
Momentum is gathering for the elastomeric roof coatings movement.
The PCA/IHBS ordinance provides mandatory requirements for increased resistance to natural disasters with the goal of reducing the number of destroyed buildings, protecting property, and saving human life.
ICC expects its codes will play a major role in any push for greater energy efficiency, including meeting the goals of the newly unveiled “Better Buildings Initiative” introduced last week by President Barack Obama.
This green building design and construction code will have an impact on indoor air quality for those who adopt it.
The IGCC applies to new and existing, traditional and high-performance commercial buildings in the Ocean State. It includes ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional compliance option.
Free digital copies (registration required) of the International Council’s 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are now available.
Citing the gap between existing construction codes and green rating systems has been filled, the ICC encouraged the U.S. government to reference the IGCC in an effort to apply sustainable design principals to the design and construction of new federal buildings.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) recently selected its 10 leading examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions.
While much of the last decade had all of us focused on shiny new green buildings as the silver bullet for the many environmental challenges in the built environment, the virtual collapse of new development has helped the industry to refocus on the real solution: greening existing buildings.
Drafters of IGCC are nearing completion of the first ever integrated green code for traditional and high performance commercial buildings, set for a public release in March.
Ten organizations form group to assist federal government on prime sustainability issues.
NIBS’ Board Chairman Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, announced that Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, has been selected as the next president and CEO of...
In the U.S., buildings are responsible for almost two-thirds of national electricity consumption and more than one-third of total primary energy use.
Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.
Building on past outreach, ASHRAE and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together in a variety of built environment areas.
Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to operations.
Week four of Building Safety Month—the International Code Council’s educational public safety campaign—focuses on energy and green buildings.
The standard, in part, will address the importance of safety in electrical devices in landscape irrigation controllers while establishing a basis to ensure the safety, function, and durability of common electrical devices.
Facility managers can protect people, property, and their budgets with a systematic approach.