Leading industry groups to streamline green building tool development

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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"

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