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According to the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, nearly half of survey respondents expect that the majority of their projects in the next three years will be green buildings.
Sets the bar for sustainable, high-performance residential construction
May 10, 2016
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that the third edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is available for public use.
Nine proposed addenda to the standard are open for public review
May 5, 2016
Changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years have been proposed to the green building standard from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Manual intended to help engineers, architects, and contractors understand and comply with the standard
February 11, 2016
ASHRAE has announced a newly published user’s manual that clarifies the intent and implementation of the ASHRAE/USGBC/IES green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications.
Provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community
November 10, 2015
The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have partnered to publish 2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code. The organizations said the publication is a complete code resource on water conservation and efficiency.
Agreement outlines each organization’s role in the development, maintenance of code
August 10, 2015
The code, scheduled to be released in 2018, will be powered by ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.”
Will provide a single way to deliver sustainable, high-performance buildings
July 31, 2015
The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have signed an agreement on development and maintenance of a new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE, ICC, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Committee Intends to Work on a Definition of Biomass as Well as Requirements on the Use of Biomass
February 17, 2015
Biomass requirements are being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for inclusion in their green building standard — ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings.
NAHB Said This Action Will Provide Affordable Choices in Meeting Military Energy and Water Reduction Goals
December 31, 2014
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that it applauds Congress for authorizing the International Code Council (ICC) 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio.
This Provision Bridges the Gap Between Design and Operations
December 25, 2014
For the first time, a national model code can be adopted to use an outcome-based approach. This new compliance pathway, which was voted to become a part of the 2015 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), gives design teams the ability to achieve compliance through actual performance and operations.
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