New green construction code

By Andy Brown16 November 2018

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Going green could help the construction industry save money, according to the report

A new code focused on how construction can be more environmentally friendly and save developers money has been announced.

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was created by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

The code looks to help governments streamline code development and adoption and improve building industry standardisation by integrating two previously separate guidance documents.

Dominic Sims, International Code Council chief executive, said, “Building safety codes help our communities prepare for the future.

“Taking into account the latest technologies and cost-effective strategies for dealing with resource scarcity, the IgCC helps cities, states and countries build stronger, smarter, sustainably and more resiliently.”

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