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IGCC Public Version 2.0 Released

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The International Code Council (ICC) released the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Public Version 2.0 during the U.S. Green Building Council’s November 2010 Greenbuild conference. This revision is a “resource tool for jurisdictions considering adoption or amendment of regulations regarding green construction,” according to ICC’s Richard Weiland. Revisions include a switch from total annual net-energy use to a zero energy performance index; new commissioning requirements for appliances, radon, and documentation; asbestos removal requirements; and land-use regulations. Code change proposals can be submitted at www.iccsafe.org/IGCC/PV2Development until January 3, 2011; the final version will be released in early 2012 (see “ICC Announces Plan for Green Construction Code,” EBN Aug. 2009). IGCC Public Version 2.0 can be downloaded for free at www.iccsafe.org/igccv2.

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December 7, 2010