States are beginning to consider the adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) IGCC as a state-wide green building code in lieu of LEED certification requirements (as stated in Chris Cheatham’s blog).
The IGCC is available for a free download. At the front of the code is a helpful “Roadmap to the International Green Constructon Code”:
“Chapter 3 is the core of the (IGCC). It is formatted to: facilitate the customization of this code to address local issues; provide options for construction which exceed the minimum requirements of this code; and provide for the implementation of best practice. . . .
All of the provisions of this code, other than those selected by the jurisdiction in Table 302.1 and those designated as project electives, are mandatory as applicable.”
Rhode Island was one of the first states to adopt the IGCC. Rhode Island adopted the code as an “‘equivalent standard’ to meet requirements that all new major facility projects by state agencies be constructed as green buildings.”
Click to register for a free webinar to learn more about green building implementations. The speakers in the webinar, Chris Cheatham and Bob Kobet, will talk about these areas and provide an opportunity to interact with questions:
• Green building standards – How LEED and the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) relate.
• What other local governments are doing with green buildings and what’s the right approach for your city
• Best practices for implementation to ensure green building code regulations are met
To read comments by Bob Kobet about green building codes and IGCC, click to “IGCC a step in the right direction“.
The Reality of Implementing Green Buildings in Cities Webinar is the First in a Series of Educational Webinars Hosted by BasicGov
In this complimentary webinar, attendees will learn from green building experts, Chris Cheatham and Robert Kobet, about how to establish an effective approach to planning and implementing green buildings in your municipality. Speakers will discuss the International Green Construction Code, LEED-based regulations as well as best practices for implementing a green building code.
Webinar Title: The reality of implementing green buildings programs in your city
Webinar Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST (1 hour)
This green buildings webinar will highlight these areas:
- Green building standards – How LEED and the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) relate.
- What other local governments are doing with green buildings and what’s the right approach for your city
- Best practices for implementation to ensure green building code regulations are met
About Webinar Speakers
Chris Cheatham and partner Bob Korbet work with government agencies in planning, management and implementing green building practices effectively, while adhering to regulations and avoiding pitfalls.
- Chris Cheatham: Chris is a Green Building Construction Consultant and Attorney and publisher of the acclaimed Green Building Law Update, a blog www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/ dedicated to emerging legal and regulatory issues in the green building industry. He has advised multiple municipalities regarding green building regulations and he is a frequent speaker on the topic.
- Bob Kobet: Bob is LEED Faculty, and CEO of The Kobet Collaborative. Bob’s impact on the built environment spans several decades over a wide area of influence. His green building and sustainable community development projects around the world range from small non-profit endeavors to multi-million dollar developments. www.bobkobet.com