Forthcoming 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) To Consolidate ICC And ASHRAE Standards

In a deal nearly two years in the making, the International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have signed the final agreement that outlines each organization’s role in the development and maintenance of the new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC).

The code, scheduled to be released in 2018, will include ASHRAE Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings developed using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved ASHRAE consensus process. The agreement creates a comprehensive framework for jurisdictions looking to implement and adopt green building regulations and codes. For more information, see ASHRAE’s July 2015 article on the consolidation here.