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AIA Guide to the IgCC Released at Convention
This AIA members’ primer to the International Green Construction Code, the most significant code initiative in decades, will take center stage at the AIA Convention in Washington, D.C.
In time for the largest professional gathering of architects and design and construction industry practitioners in the nation, the AIA has released its guide to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). This guide is available to all AIA members free of charge.
The AIA Guide to the IgCC begins by defining what the IgCC is, and outlines the AIA’s long involvement with the initiative. It continues to explain the structure and mechanics of the code, and its potential effects on the design and practice of architecture. Each chapter of the IgCC is also given a succinct summary as well.
Perhaps most importantly, the guide also contains a chapter on how to advocate for the IgCC to local code officials and elected leaders. As the first national, code-mandatory green building standard, the IgCC requires lobbying on the part of architects and building industry professionals to be adopted by states and municipalities and become law. This includes information on how to package and present each Citizen Architect’s pitch for the IgCC, and a detailed list of frequently asked questions architects are likely to hear from curious decision makers, legislators, and executives.
Download the AIA Guide to the IgCC here (Log-in required). Learn more about the IgCC at these May 17 AIA Convention sessions: IgCC Effects on Practice, Part 1: Development, Adoption, and Education (2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) and IgCC Effects on Practice, Part 2: Managing Risk, Liability, and Legal Issues (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)