Call for Committee

2011 IgCC Code Committee


The International Code Council is currently accepting applications for the 2011 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) Committee.

2011 IgCC Code Committee. The 2010 IGCC Public Comment Hearing Committee has recently completed its hearing and has taken action on the public comments submitted to Public Version 1.0 (PV 1.0) of the IGCC. The revisions to PV 1.0 will be compiled into Public Version 2.0 (PV 2.0) which is scheduled to be posted November 3, 2010.

The posting of PV 2.0 initiates the start of the 2011 IgCC Code Development Cycle, with code change proposals due January 3, 2011. This will be a full cycle of ICC Code Development in accordance with Council Policy #28 Code Development, including two hearings to be held in 2011 – Code Development and Final Action Hearings. An IGCC Code Committee is being constituted, bringing the total number of International Code Committees to sixteen committees, each responsible for the review and evaluation of code change proposals submitted to the 14 International Codes (including the IgCC). The 2011 IgCC Code Committee will hear the code change proposals at the 2011 IgCC Code Development Hearing during the period of May 16 – 22, 2011 in Dallas, TX.

At this time, ICC is receiving applications for the 2011 IgCC Code Committee. 2010 IgCC Public Comment Hearing Committee members must reapply to be considered for appointment. Code Committee members are appointed by the ICC Board of Directors.

Travel required. In accordance with Council Policy #4 Members & Volunteer Travel Reimbursement Policy, members of ICC Code Committees are authorized to travel at ICC’s expense when participating at the Code Development Hearings, when authorized by ICC staff. Term: One year; January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011.

Staff: Mike Pfeiffer ; 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4338.

2011 IgCC Code Committee Application

Download application:

Staff: Mike Pfeiffer ; 1-888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233), ext. 4338.

Application deadline: October 8, 2010

IgCC Sponsors


The supporters are committed to leveraging the strength of each of the organizations to not only promote the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and support its implementation, but also to further deliver the building industry with the tools necessary to achieve a sustainable future. The 2012 version of the IgCC is an important first step for the cooperating sponsors and the building community in a long, but important journey to mainstream healthier, lower impact, more efficient and responsible building practices.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
ASTM International
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

History of the IgCC and the Cooperating Sponsors

The initial project to develop IgCC Public Version 1.0 was undertaken with AIA and ASTM International. AIA and ASTM have played a vital role in the development of the IgCC. The AIA presence has ensured a focus on their 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal, while ASTM International, which carries a worldwide reputation as a standards developer, solidified the scientific basis behind the IgCC. ASHRAE, USGBC and IES joined the ICC/AIA/ASTM team in developing the IgCC. ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 is included as an optional path to compliance within the IgCC.

IgCC Resources

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History of the IgCC

IgCC Code Development

Several years ago ICC recognized the need for a mandatory baseline of codes addressing green commercial construction. At the time, local and state jurisdictions were experimenting with "substitute codes" and there was an increasing desire for a regulatory framework specific to green commercial construction. The International Green Construction Code™, was designed to meet new market needs through model code regulations that promote safe and sustainable construction in an integrated fashion with the ICC Family of Codes.

In 2009 ICC's Board of Directors approved a motion stating its "Intent to Initiate a Code Development Project" regarding a green code for commercial and high-performance buildings. Staff then convened a focus group of leading industry experts in Green Building. Based on focus group participant input and public comment, in May 2009, the Board voted to move forward with the development of the new code.

The ICC Board of Directors created the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) to draft the IgCC and submit it for public comment in the spring of 2010. The SBTC was formed as a broad based committee representing a balance of interests and was composed of 29 individuals from public, private and nonprofit sectors with an expertise in disciplines critical to the topics in the International Green Construction Code. The intent was to develop a comprehensive set of regulations for green building systems consistent and coordinated with the I-Codes. The SBTC was supported by Work Group participants, public meeting attendees and ICC staff.

ICC collaborated with cooperating sponsors – the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International (ASTM) on the initial development of IgCC Public Version 1.0. AIA and ASTM played a vital role in the development of the IgCC: the AIA presence ensured a focus on their 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal, while ASTM International, which carries a worldwide reputation as a standards developer, solidified the scientific basis behind the IgCC. ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) joined the ICC/AIA/ASTM team in developing the IgCC. ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 is included as an optional path to compliance within the IgCC.

Public Comment hearings for the initial version of the IgCC were held in Chicago, IL in August 2010. The IgCC Public Comment Committee reviewed and voted on proposed revisions to Version 1.0, moving development to Version 2.0, issued in November 2010.

Selected changes to the 2012 IgCC from Version 2.0
can be found here.

The final provisions in the 2012 IgCC were completed during the Final Action Hearing
in October 2011, in Phoenix, AZ.

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IgCC in the News

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Maryland 1rst to Adopt International Green Construction Code

Maryland Adopts International Green Construction Code

Maryland becomes first state to adopt International Green Construction Code

'Code Green' on construction in MD

Maryland Adopts International Green Construction Code

Plumbing engineers should know the code when designing ADA-compliant and green restrooms

Mandatory Green Building – The New International Green Construction Code

Boynton Beach, FL Adopts Green Building Program - Boynton Beach, Fla.

Aspen's chief building official crafts international green building code - Aspen, Colo.

Adoption of 2011 Oregon Reach Code - Based on IgCC PV 2.0

The financial benefits of green building

New "Green Codes" gain momentum

New Phoenix Green Construction Code - IgCC Referenced

International Green Construction Code: Path to Zero Energy Buildings

Scottsdale takes more steps to encourage Green Building alternatives - Scottsdale, Ariz.

What is "The International Green Construction Code"?

Code Green: International Green Construction Code Nears Publication

Maryland Authorizes Internationally Recognized Green Construction Code


Maryland first state to adopt the International green Construction Code

Jurisdictions adopt International Green Construction Code

Scottsdale expanding green-building efforts to commercial sector - Scottsdale, Ariz.

What is the IgCC and How Will It Affect Sustainable Design?

International Green Construction Code (IgCC): Energy Ace

Code You Need to Know: IGCC and IBC Code Essentials

DOE proposed changes to IGCC

Green Buildings – CALGreen, IGCC, LEED

Green Building Alert takes a look at the new International Green Construction Code

IGCC a "Step in the Right Direction"

Green Buildings in State and Local Governments – IGCC vs LEED

AIA Applauds Administration's Better Buildings Initiative

IGCC Provides Alternative Green Building Code Option


Public Works magazine online

Professional Roofing

ICC Offers Electronic Version of International Green Construction Code

GreenBuild 2010 – The Highlights

Code Council Releases New IGCC Public Version 2.0

International Green Construction Code: Game-Changer in Sustainable Building

International Green Construction Code: Game-Changer in Sustainable Building

IGCC Releases Version 2.0: Is This The Answer For Green Cities?

Green Outlook Soars Amid Code Proliferations

Green building code from next year - Abu Dhabi

International Green Construction Code Comment Period is Open

ICC releases newest version of International Green Construction Code

New Green Building Code Evolves and Starts To Catch On

Newly Released IGCC Public Version 2.0 Reflects Glass Industry's Changes

Code Council Releases New IGCC Public Version 2.0

ICC unveils green code at Greenbuild

International Green Construction Code: Game-Changer in Sustainable Building - Reuters

Implementation and Strategy for the Next Green Thing -- The International Green Construction Code

GA Blog: International Green Construction Code: Codified sustainability a good thing?

Texas Architect

U.S. Glass Network

Rhode Island First to Adopt International Green Construction Code

Green Programs: Buildings, Homes, Roads, Neighborhoods and More

City of Phoenix AZ

GreenBuilder Magazine

DESIGNlife News

Richland, Wash., adopts the International Green Construction Code (VIDEO)

IGCC Public Hearings Produce Landmark Results

Green Builder Magazine

Take a Peek at the Future of Building Codes – International Green Construction Code

NAHB Seeking Amendment on International Green Construction Code

Energy Codes Related to Home Energy Conservation / Efficiency

New Building Codes Encourage Green Construction

Standards Play a Leading Role in Green Construction

International Green Construction Code - AIA Austin

Mayors Urge Adoption of International Green Construction Code

From the Ground Up: Thinking Beyond Building Components

How to "Go Green" and Comply with Building Code

How to Advocate for the International Green Construction Code

Green Building and Land-Use Codes green-building-land-use-codes

Green will become second nature

Green Communities' Criterion to be Discussed at Special Town Meeting - Milton, Mass.

ICC Urges Use of Green Construction Code

Green Building Codes: Will LEED Certification Requirements Be Replaced by Minimum Green Building Standards?

Rhode Island Green Building Council Launches Aggressive Education Program

Green Building Codes: 2008 California Green Building Standards Code

Commissioning and the IGCC

International Green Construction Code Public Hearings Scheduled

ENVIRONMENT: Richland gets kudos for adopting green building code

Code Council Signs MOU with ARCSA for Greater Rainwater Harvesting

Observations from the AIA 2010 Convention: The AIA's View of Sustainability (and Design Matters)

U.S. Green Building Council supports greening of ICC's international codes

Mayors Back Mandatory Green Building Codes

Energy Efficiency In Homes

White Paper on Green Codes

International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Public Comment Hearings

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification

U.S. Mayors Endorse ICC's New Green Code

Mayors Embrace Green

Architect Magazine

Building Operations Management

ASHRAE Journal June 2010

Schneider Electric Supports Code for Design of High-Performance Buildings

AIA Applauds U.S. Mayors' Endorsement of International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

Mayors Endorse 'Green' Construction Code, Natural-Gas Vehicles (NY Times Article)

SFI's Statement on the USGBC's Fourth Draft Forest Certification Benchmarks

Will New Green Building Codes Supplant LEED Rating?

California's Next-Generation Upgrade to Title 24

International Code Council will Define Future of Green, Housing Industry

What is ASHRAE 189.1?

LEED Extra Credit: Should We Codify Green Building? (CHI)

CHI-LEED Extra Credit: Should We Codify Green Building?

Green Building Code Reinforces Sustainability Trend

Green Construction Code Hearings Slated for August

Green Construction Code Hearings Slated for August

A green home can save some green in your wallet

National Real Estate Investor

The Masonry Society

King County, Wash.

USGlass News Network

American Architectural Manufacturers Association

The Free Library

Fire Engineering

IGCC Hearings Slated for August; Comments Due 5/14/10

Congressional Testimony: Tax Initiatives that Promote Small Business Growth

ASTM Standardized News

Steven Schaeffer Associates

Build Green NH Newsletter

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News

Contractor Magazine

Builder - International Green Construction Code (IGCC) Version 1.0 Released

Office Building Management New Green Code for Commercial Properties

Miller & Martin Model Code for Green Construction Released for Public Comment

Automated Builder 2

Building Operating Management

North Central Texas Council of Government

Urban Green Council Blog

Mortgage Banking

Contractor Magazine

Environmental Building News

Journal AWWA

Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine

Metro (Tenn.) Codes (excerpted)

City of Carrollton Texas

IGCC Standards Engineering

Street Insider


ThomasNet News

Earth Times

Restoration Industry Association

AIA Gulf Coast Green Conference

Framework Online


National Volunteer Fire Council

Engineering News-Record

National League of Cities

Contractor Magazine

Landscape Architects

Environmental Institute of America


Cement Americas

Green Tech

Landscape Online

National Apartment Association

The Builders Counsel

KPA Associates

AIA Illinois

Building Sustainable Homes

Rochester Daily Record

Environmental Design and Construction

Environmental Design and Construction 2



Green Building Update

Sustainable Facility

Radiant & Hydronics E-News


CSI NewsBrief

U.S. Department of Energy

NAHB Nation's Building News

Green Talk

Builders Counsel Blog

Construction Digital


Virtual Web Symphony

Automated Builder

ASTM Workshop

Associated Builders and Contractors

The Energy Conversation

Practical Sustainable Law

Contractor Magazine

Building Product Marketing


Construction Digital

Reliable Remodeler


We Surround Rochester

Energy Efficient News

HAZMAT Magazine


PME eNewsletter

Energy Boom

Concrete Monthly

National Roofing Contractors Association

IHS Construction

Professional Roofing

eOculus AIA NY

Chain Store Age

Structural Engineer

Commercial and Residential Property Blog

Paint Square

NY Daily Record

Structural Building Components

Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)

The Insider

Engineering News Record

Builder News

For Construction

Go Green Tool Shed

Construction and Development Blog

Master BioConstruction

Waste and Recycling News

SPR Environmental Blog

Supply House Times

Illuminating Engineering Society

Natural Home Magazine

Concrete Products

Best Practices Construction Law

Facilities Management

Colorado Biz

Reeves Construction

Modern Steel Construction

DOE newsletter (abridged)

HVAC Insider

SOA World Magazine

Street Insider

Your Story

Earth Times


Plumbing Engineer

Housing Zone

Air Conditioning, Heating Refrigeration eNews

ICC, ASHRAE, USGBC, IES Announce Nation's First Set of Model Codes and Standards for Green Building Painting and Wall Covering Contractor

Federal Times

Northwest Real Estate Law Blog

Best Practices Construction Law

Fire Net

PR Web

Earth Times

Big Think


Voice of America


Multi Family Executive

Environmental Protection

Oregon Daily Journal Of Commerce

Verandant Stuff

USGBC Idaho Chapter

DBlog Architect

Jetson Green Blog

Sustainable Construction News

Architectural Record

CSE Live

Building Design and Construction

Housing Zone

The Professional Engineer


Daily Journal of Commerce


Gypsum Association

Ideas to Light

Green Building Law

New Buildings Institute

Cool Roof Rating Council

AIA Texas Chapter

Consulting Specifying Engineer

Go Green with Onyx

Facilities Management

Housing Zone

Tanager Capital Blog

Building Information Management

Data Connections

Waller Landsman Blog

Building Contractors Association of New Jersey

Green Lodging News

AFE Facilities Engineering Journal

First Integrated Green Construction Code Poised For 2010 Debut

SoCal Industrial Real Estate Blog

Contractor Magazine

Certain Safety Codes Didn't Apply To Middletown Kleen Energy Systems Plant

GreenBuilder Gatekeeper

Green Mechanical Contractor

RSES Journal

Cortland Standard

Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Metal Building Developer

Structural Building Components


U.S. Glass News


Facility Manager

National Roofing Contractors Association

ecohome Magazine

Reed Construction

Occupational Health and Safety

Refrige (English)

Refrige (Spanish)

USGBC North Texas Chapter

American Council of Engineering Companies

Arizona Big Media Blog

Disaster Safety Blog

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Magazine

Gontram Architecture

Eye on New York Architecture

AFE Facilities Engineering Journal

Green Lodging News


Fire Safety in Green Buildings - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wisconsin Leader Telegram

Firehouse Ed Comeau blog

Society of Fire Protection Engineers

MW Construction

NACo eNews

Fire Marshal's Corner (Podcast)

Philadelphia Business Today

Fresno Bee

Philadelphia Inquirer

Behind the Window

Alabama AGC

Daily Me

Belleville News-Democrat

IGCC Jones and Bartlett Portfolio

AIA Middle PA Chapter Newsletter

Carbon Offsets Daily

ClickSafety Tool Blox

Contractor Magazine

BOMA Magazine 2

Building Product Marketing

Colorado Construction

IGCC Michigan Construction News (see page 4)

Mountain States Construction

A Path Forward for Green Building—Creating a Code for Sustainable Buildings

AIA Architect 2

Plumbing Engineer (letter to the editor)

The Green Destination: Essential Information for Green Building

AIA Philadelphia Meet

Chain Store Age

Green Source

Greener Buildings

Facilities Management

Facilities Net

Glass Magazine

Midwest Construction Magazine

Green Lodging News

Aspen Daily News

ASTM Standardization News

SoCal Multi-Unit Real Estate Blog

Consulting Specifying Engineer

Plumbing Engineer eNews

Cutler Consumer Building Blog

Penn. Governor's Green Government Council

Reeves Journal

Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

Denver Business Journal



AIA Architect

ASTM eNews

Environmental Building News

US Glass, Metal & Glazing

Carbon Offsets Daily

BOMA Magazine

Building Design and Construction

USGlass News Network

Costar Group

James River Green Building Council

New York AIA

Green Building Advisor

Ohio Real Estate Blog


Architect Africa

Plumbing Engineer

Green Con


Support for IGCC Facilities Net

Reeves Journal

Busy Times

New York Times


Green Building Info

Facilities Management News

Community Housing Development (English) (Spanish)

Eureka Glass Word Press

Global Climate Law

Interiors Source

Architectural Record

Supply House Times

ISHN (Safety Health and Environmental News)

CSE Live

Go Structural

Building Design and Construction

Talk Radio News

Talk Radio News clip with Christine McEntee

Sustainable Facility

Conservation Report

Smart Brief

How to Adopt

The model code language becomes law when it is adopted by the appropriate state or local authority charged with governing construction. The International Green Construction Code offers flexibility to jurisdictions that adopt the code by establishing several levels of compliance, starting with the core provisions of the code, and then offering "jurisdictional requirement" options that can be customized to fit the needs of a local community. Jurisdictions can add additional guidance through the use of "project electives" provisions. The code also acts as an overlay to the existing set of International Codes, including provisions of the International Energy Conservation Code and ICC-700, the National Green Building Standard, and incorporates ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as an alternate path to compliance.

Early versions of the IgCC released during the development of the code already have been put into use by states and jurisdictions demonstrating the need and demand for safe and sustainable construction. For a list of the first IgCC adoptions, please click here.

For a list of the first International Green Construction Code™ adoptions, please click here.

Tools and Resources:

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Training and Certification

The International Code Council offers training and certifications based on the IgCC to help you stay up-to-date. Below is a list of IgCC Certification Exams.


For additional questions about certifications, please contact us by email at or by phone at 888-ICC-SAFE (422-7233) ext. 5524. You can also search all available certifications in the Certification & Testing section of our site.

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IgCC Development Schedule

As part of its commitment to green and sustainable safety concepts, the Code Council is excited to present a new set of green codes under its initiative entitled “IgCC: Safe and Sustainable by the Book.” This initiative includes the ASHRAE Standard 189.1 as a jurisdictional requirement option, and the collaboration of the Council’s closest allies and pre-eminent thought leaders in green building, as well as input from our members and the general public. We are committed to developing an enforceable, useable, adoptable and adaptable code that will continue our long tradition of international code guidance.

IgCC Development Information
Public Version 1.0
Posted for Comments
Posted March 15, 2010
Comment Form
Word Format 
– PDF Format 
Posted March 15, 2010
Comment Deadline May 14, 2010

IgCC Public Comment Hearing Committee Roster


Posted June 7, 2010
Comments Posted June 30, 2010

2010 Public Comment Hearing Schedule 


Posted July 1, 2010
2010 Public Comment Hearing August 14-22, 2010
The Westin O’Hare
Chicago, IL
2010 Report of Public Hearings  Posted October 5, 2010
IgCC Development Information
Call for Committee Deadline: October 8, 2010
Public Version 2.0 
Posted for Code Change Submittals*
Posted November 3, 2010
*For faster download, right click link and select “save target as”.
Code Change Form
– Word Format 
– PDF Format 
Posted November 3, 2010
Code Change Submittal Deadline January 3, 2011
Code Correlation Committee (CCC) considers editorial changes. Refer to March 2, 2011 CCC Meeting Agenda.

Posted February 8, 2011

Meeting Date: March 2, 2011

IgCC 2011 Code Development Committee Rosters*:
– General 
– Energy/Water

*General updated May 3, 2011

*Energy/Water updated April 28, 2011

2011 IgCC Code Development Hearing Schedule  Posted March 17, 2011
Proposed Changes to the IgCC Posted March 25, 2011
2011 IgCC Code Development Hearing May 16-22, 2011
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX
Public comment form Posted May 17, 2011
2011 IgCC Code Development Hearing Results  Posted June 2, 2011
Report of Public Hearing 
– Report of Public Hearing – Errata 
Posted June 27, 2011
Errata Updated Aug. 10, 2011
Deadline for receipt of Public Comments August 12, 2011
Public Comments Final Action Agenda Posted September 16, 2011
Discussion Guide and Technical Updates  Updated October 27, 2011
2011 Final Action Hearing Schedule  Posted September 14, 2011
2011 IgCC Final Action Hearing November 2-6, 2011
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ
ICC Webcast October 31 – November 6, 2011
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ
2011 Summary of Final Action on all Code Changes Posted November 15, 2011 (Final)
Publish 2012 IgCC March 2012