Green Building Update - November 18, 2011

In This Issue:

First international green building code; GREEN BUILDING FOCUS - Green Building Market & Impact Report. Organizations launch Coalition for Better Buildings; Orange County USGBC starts green classroom project; California school opens zero-waste campus; Best Buy launches energy learning centers; Jones Lang LaSalle launches smart-building technology; GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS - Sterling Cottages earns LEED Gold; Accident Fund's HQ earned LEED Gold; Ronald McDonald House earns LEED Gold; DISA headquarters earned LEED Gold; and Colby College earns LEED Gold.

Excerpt from Green Building Update - November 18, 2011:

First international green building code

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The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is ready for adoption by local jurisdictions in the U.S. The code applies to all new and renovated commercial and residential buildings over three stories and sets mandatory baseline standards for energy and water efficiency, site impacts, building waste and materials. Many local and state governments have adopted the IgCC, even though the final code will not be published until March 2012.

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