The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018 IgCC) has been released.
The 2018 IgCC is a joint initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). It aligns the technical requirements of ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES 189.1-2017-Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings with ICC’s multi-stakeholder IgCC.
The updated version will help governments streamline code development and adoption, according to an ASHRAE news release. “The 2018 IgCC is now a unified code that emphasizes adoption, ease of use, and enforcement for building projects,” the release says.
“Our hope is that building professionals and policymakers alike adopt better, greener building strategies that help them better implement LEED and achieve higher performance in sustainability,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC.