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The AIA Guide to the IgCC is now available!

The AIA Guide to the IgCC is now available.


The 2012 IgCC is Now Available!

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its support for the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), a new model code expected to help conserve energy in both commercial buildings and residential structures while providing direction for safe and sustainable building design and construction. The International Code Council (ICC) was published on March 28, 2012.

“The IgCC is a tool that, when adopted nationwide by states and communities, will create a path for the United States to follow in cutting energy use in one of its biggest energy consumers – commercial buildings,” said AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA. “Now that the IgCC is final, American architects can use the Green Code to help the U.S. lead the way in designing sustainable buildings and infrastructure.”

Read the full press release here.


The 2012 IgCC was published by the ICC in late March 2012. The American Institute of Architects supports the development and adoption of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which provides model code language for states and municipalities to establish baseline sustainable design requirements for new and existing buildings including but not limited to energy and water use efficiency; materials and resource use; indoor environmental quality; building impacts on the environment; site design; and sustainable building owner/facility management education.

Talking Points

When you meet with legislators, time is limited. Use these talking points to get the essential information out to your decision-makers.

Issue Brief

Why is it important for the AIA to be involved in this effort? Use this helpful document to approach your local or state legislators.

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