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2012 International Codes and References

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  1. 2012 International Green Construction Code™ (IgCC™)

    2012 International Green Construction Code™ (IgCC™)

    Cooperating Sponsors:
    American Institute of Architects (AIA)
    ASTM International
    U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

    The IgCC is…

    The IgCC is the first model code that includes sustainability measures for the entire construction project and its site — from design through construction, certificate of occupancy and beyond. The new code is expected to make buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and have a positive impact on health, safety and community welfare.

    The IgCC provides…

    Baseline Green Requirements
    The IgCC creates a regulatory framework for new and existing buildings, establishing minimum green requirements for buildings and complementing voluntary rating systems which may extend beyond the customizable baseline of the IgCC. The code acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, including provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and ICC-700, the National Green Building Standard, and incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as an alternate path to compliance.

    Economic Benefits
    Green construction creates jobs and contributes to economic growth according, according to the U.S. Green Building Council Green Jobs Study. In addition, there is no significant difference in the average life cycle cost for green buildings as compared to non-green buildings, according to research by the global construction consultants firm Davis Langdon.

    Professional Development & Technical Support
    Training, certification exams and contractor testing on the key elements of the IgCC are currently being offered by ICC, with additional professional development and technical support materials under development.

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  2. Building Code Basics: Green,  Based on the 2012 International Green Construction Code

    Building Code Basics: Green, Based on the 2012 International Green Construction Code

    Explains the basics of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) in non-code language!

    Building Code Basics: Green is an overview of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). The International Green Construction Code, developed by the International Code Council (ICC) in association with cooperating sponsors ASTM International (ASTM) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with support of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), The Green Building Initiative, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) and other organizations, is a set of requirements intended to reduce the negative impact of commercial buildings on the natural environment.

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  3. 2012 IgCC Code and Commentary

    2012 IgCC Code and Commentary

    A practical tool that helps you to master the code you deal with every day!

    This comprehensive publication provides a convenient reference for regulations in the 2012 International Green Construction Code™ (IgCC™). Presented in an easy-to-reference format the commentary includes the full text of the code, including tables and figures, followed by corresponding commentary at the end of each section in one document. Every chapter begins with "General Comments" and "Purpose" sections followed by code and commentary to subsequent sections, tables and figures.

    This in-depth publication focuses on providing the full meaning and implications of the 2012 IgCC™. The commentaries are designed to suggest the most effective method of application, and the consequences of not adhering to the code.

    This is an excellent reference for code officials, engineers, architects, inspectors, plans examiners, contractors and anyone who needs a better understanding of the 2012 IgCC™.

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    As low as: $126.00

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