USGBC, GBI support IGCC
The support from green advocacy organizations is an important step to create the nation's first safe and sustainable code.
Council’ s International Green Construction Code
(IGCC) initiative is receiving support from
influential and leading industry organizations, including the U.S. Green
Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Initiative
(GBI) , as the code’s developing committee prepares for
its first meeting later this month.
The first meeting of the
Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC), July 28-30 in Chicago, will launch
development activities geared toward the creation of the IGCC. All meetings of
the SBTC are open to the public, with stakeholder participation highly
encouraged. Both the USGBC and GBI have weighed in with their support of the
design and development of the IGCC, the nation’s first code to address green
commercial and high-performance buildings. The Code Council’s IGCC initiative
was launched with the naming of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and
ASTM International as cooperating sponsors.