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Industry experts plan for future focused on commercial building performance outcomes, increased attention to operations.
Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and designers.
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 has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
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 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.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
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.