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

Oil sands tailings reclamation to be improved with novel solar energy-driven process

University of Alberta civil engineering professors have developed a novel technique that uses solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry, ultimately helping to make the cleanup process of oil sands tailings more environmentally friendly.

MWH to support implementation of capital improvement plan for FL county

The Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department of Florida has awarded a contract to MWH Global to assist in delivery of the company's 2015-2020 capital improvement plan as owner's advisor.

Nutrient recovery facility in Canada to be scaled up

EPCOR Water Services and Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies have partnered to scale up one of the first nutrient recovery facilities in Canada...

Innovative carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant unveiled in California

The EPA recently joined the Bureau of Reclamation, California Energy Commission and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at the ceremonial start of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's carbon-neutral energy project located at ITS wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, Calif.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA