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.

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