green-building

Unprecedented Cooperation Aims to Create Framework for Green Building Regulation

Netty Nina for Zondits, September 3, 2014

The ASHRAE Standard 189.1, or the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), is about to get a facelift. A number of institutions with a vested interest in energy efficient and sustainable buildings–ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)–have banded together to collaborate on the development of this standard and the LEED building program. The agreement provides a comprehensive and cohesive framework for green building design and construction. It also seeks to align LEED with the standard for a streamlined approach.

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Leading Building Industry Groups Agree To Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination And Development

ASHRAE, August 21, 2014

ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce the signing of a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program.

The unprecedented cooperation aims to create a comprehensive framework for jurisdictions looking to implement and adopt green building regulations and codes and/or provide incentives for voluntary leadership programs such as LEED.

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