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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 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


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December 7, 2010