The green building movement is beginning to find its way into
building construction codes. Construction professionals should be
aware of these developments because, over time, green construction
codes likely will play significant roles in many construction
projects, including roofing projects.
Some recent developments include California's adoption of a
state-developed green building standard and the International Code
Council's (ICC's) development of the International Green
Construction Code (IGCC).
In January, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced
California's Building Standards Commission unanimously adopted the
mandatory California Green Building Standards Code (CALGREEN), the
first code in the U.S. requiring all new buildings to be more
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