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The New Green Construction Code

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gasses and improve energy efficiency, the International Code Council just released the brand new International Green Construction Code (IGCC).

The new regulations will affect new and existing commercial construction so take a look if you're in the building industry.

Some key points of the new regulations are:

  • Improvement of indoor air quality.
  • Preservation of natural site resources.
  • Installation of renewable energy systems.
  • Collection of rain water and gray water.
  • Architectural design guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Carbon neutral building design.
  • Environmentally friendly concrete.

The bill is being tweaked and will probably face small alterations before approval. We already have a residential National Green Building Code.

Other bills, passed and pending, address many of the green building concerns.


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