Staying green

The International Green Construction Code,® 2018 Edition, provides updates for sustainable construction projects


As sustainable construction and operational techniques are becoming increasingly widespread, many homeowners, building owners and companies are seeking to incorporate sustainable building strategies into their projects and businesses. As a result, local and national guides addressing sustainable building practices have been developed.

The International Green Construction Code,® 2018 Edition, published by the International Code Council,® is a third edition and part of a family of comprehensive, coordinated and modern model codes, including the International Building Code,® International Residential Code® and International Energy Conservation Code,® along with 11 other I-Codes published by ICC.

If you perform work in a jurisdiction with a “green” code in effect, you should be aware of new requirements contained in the 2018 IgCC.

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