The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is a noble step forward for the building design and construction community with measures intended to create more efficient, waste-reductive construction sites from start to completion. This push forward by more and more municipalities and states to green codification has some looming consequences that should not go unnoticed as these standards become the law of the land. What are now simply best practices will soon be considered the minimum standard of care, increasing the risk profile of many projects and potentially triggering some exclusion clauses in current insurance policies. Designers and contractors will be forced to implement building features with complex components that many do not fully understand, leading to more frequent failures, while subsequently closing the gap in market differentiators among firms, such as experience and unique technical expertise. Continue reading Green codification webinar focuses on IgCC
WASHINGTON — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) applaud the recent approval of the 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.
In 2007, NAHB and the ICC partnered to establish a nationally recognized standard definition of green building. The resulting ICC 700 National Green Building Standard is the first and only residential green building rating system to undergo the full consensus process and receive approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This is the first time the standard has undergone Consensus Committee review and update since it was published in 2009. Continue reading ANSI approves 2012 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard