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.
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.