Category: Standards

2018 International Green Construction Code Released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (2018-IgCC) was released yesterday by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council, ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The IgCC is a model code that has wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into building codes to improve the standards of living for people in communities across the globe.

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AAMA updates requirements for rigid PVC exterior profiles

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) updated a document describing minimum requirements for various factors pertaining to rigid polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. AAMA 303-18, “Voluntary Specification for Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles,” was first released in 2000 and was last updated in 2012.

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HOK Partners with BRE to Launch BREEAM New Construction Standard in United States

“As a firm, we’re excited about the potential opportunities to explore using BREEAM New Construction for complex projects such as laboratories, sports venues and airports in the U.S.,” said Landreneau, director of sustainability at HOK. “We know firsthand from our experience working with BREEAM in Europe that it provides a new approach for greater sustainability and is backed by the latest research in building science.”

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IWBI Launches WELL v2

Launched May 31 worldwide and celebrated with fanfare in New York, Beijing, London and Sydney, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) unveiled the WELL v2™ pilot, the next version of its pioneering WELL Building Standard™, the first rating system to focus exclusively on the impacts of buildings on human health and wellness.

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Assure your perspective is represented in the most widely used family of construction codes

The 2018 International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are being held on April 15-23 in Columbus, Ohio. The hearings offer code officials, architects, builders, engineers, designers, plumbing professionals, construction trade associations and other interested parties an opportunity to provide input on proposed code changes to the Group A International Codes (I-Codes).

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

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BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior is a durable, long-lasting, zero VOC (<5g/L) paint that stands up to everything life throws at it. It seals surfaces to create a scrubbable finish that resists mildew, stains and moisture. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® is a zero VOC (<5g/L) Paint & Primer in One that meets LEED® and GREENGUARD® GOLD requirements, offering indoor environmental air quality.

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