Synopsis:  International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

This latest synopsis of the IGGC just arrived and could help architects understand what’s coming down the road.  It’s good news for AIA’s public policy.  However, knowledgeable architects warn that implementing model codes in the various states is generally a long road.  Both the Ohio Board of Building Standards and the legislature take a very pragmatic look at implementation costs.  According to one Ohio Code Official, the OBBS may cherry pick things that can be reasonably enforced and leave the platitudes behind.