Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reviewing ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Building Standard 189.1-2009/International GREEN Building Code

The new ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Building Standard 189.1-2009 serves as the jurisdictional requirement option for the new International Green Construction Code public version 1.0.  Amazingly, the IGCC does have landscape implications: shading the building to reduce heat gain and therefore cooling costs; removal of invasives; reduced irrigation; management of soil and erosion control; bike facilities; managed lighting; reduced stormwater implications; and vegetation and soil protection areas (VSPA’s).

If you would like to read more about IGCC, try this link.

By supporting the document, one can download a free version and also comment on the document.  (Version 2.0 is scheduled to come out in November.)

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