New Green Building Code Available

International Green Construction Code Public Version 1.0 is now available for download at the International Code Council's website.  The code addresses building performance along with resource conservation, construction and operations impacts, and water and air quality issues.

In 2009, the International Code Council launched the development of a new International Green Construction Code (IGCC) initiative, subtitled “Safe and Sustainable: By the Book,” committed to developing a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings addressing green building design and performance.

The initial project to draft the IGCC Public Version 1.0 was undertaken with Cooperating Sponsors the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International.  The AIA presence will assure a focus on their 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal. ASTM International, which carries a worldwide reputation as a standards developer, strengthens the scientific basis that will drive the Code.