Public hearings on the first version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) — a comprehensive set of green building code requirements intended to reduce a building''s impact on the natural environment — are set to take place August 14-22 in Chicago.
Unlike other sustainable building programs, which are purely voluntary and based on rating systems, the IgCC is written in code language and is intended to be adopted by governmental bodies and mandated by code officials.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute served as a voting member of the water conservation and indoor environmental quality and comfort work groups and was an active participant multiple work group development sessions and live meetings.
The public comment period for the first version of the IgCC closed May 14.
However, the second version of the code is due November 2, 2010, and a subsequent public comment period is scheduled to open January 3, 2011.