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Learn About the New Green Codes Era
The effort to formulate an international green construction code could be seen as marking the end of one era of sustainability and the beginning of another, and the AIA 2011 National Convention can be your guide to this profession-wide transformation. In 2012, when the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) is expected to be adopted by at least some states and municipalities, building sustainably will in a number of respects be a legally mandated requirement in those jurisdictions, not a voluntary goal. Convention-goers will get a chance to witness the AIA’s leadership on this issue, learning how they can best advocate for these progressive building codes in their community. The green codes will signal fundamental changes to practice, design and the way architects and designers talk about sustainability itself.
International Green Construction Code Fundamentals for Designers—May 11, 8:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m.
What is the International Green Construction Code?—May 12, 2:00—3:30 p.m.
Should Green Building be Mandatory or Voluntary?—May 14, 8:30—10:00 a.m.
Green Codes Q&A: Bring Your IGCC Questions—May 11, 9:00 a.m—1:00 p.m.