Leading industry groups to streamline green building tool development

Sponsored by

ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 20, 2014 -- In a major partnership formed among leading U.S. building industry groups, a new memorandum has been signed to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program.

The organizations include ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The cooperation of these groups aims to create a comprehensive framework for jurisdictions looking to implement and adopt green building regulations and codes and/or provide incentives for voluntary leadership programs such as LEED.

The agreement outlines the development, maintenance and implementation of new versions of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, and the IgCC, which will be combined into one regulatory tool.

This agreement also endeavors to align the LEED program with the new code to ensure a streamlined, effective set of regulatory and above-code options for jurisdictions across the country.

See also:

"Chicago apartment community awarded LEED Silver certification"

"North Carolina announces first LEED Platinum elementary school"

"U.S. Green Building Council files for ANSI accreditation, adds associations to membership"

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Local orgs praise EPA for advancing affordability framework for municipal CWA requirements

The EPA released a "Financial Capability Assessment Framework for Municipal Clean Water Act Requirements," which was the result of nearly two years of discussions with representatives of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties.

New Zealand farms improve demanding effluent transfers with progressing cavity pump

NOV Mono has provided a Mono progressing cavity pump to replace a number of centrifugal pumps at Castle Glen Farms in the town of Foxton, New Zealand, in an effort to transfer animal effluent over considerable distances.  

Dutch water company to generate 2MW after sludge pre-treatment upgrade

Waterboard Vechtstromen has awarded Cambi a contract to construct a new Thermal Hydrolysis Process plant in the city of Hengelo, the Netherlands.

Time to end the UK water “postcode lottery”, says the Labour Party

Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle will announce Labour’s plans to introduce a mandatory ‘National Affordability Scheme’, should they be elected next May...

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA