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Why the 2018 IgCC is Critical to the Future of Green Building

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Why the 2018 IgCC is Critical to the Future of Green Building

Originally published on January 23, 2019 by BNP Media through the Building Enclosure Blog. It has been nearly half a decade since the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the International Code Council (ICC); the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES); and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a Moratorium of Understanding to better align green building goals through ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED certification system. For years, these groups had been working on their owner….

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Rise of the Living Building Challenge

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Rise of the Living Building Challenge

It is the eve of this year’s Greenbuild Expo and one of the hot topics already making waves is the handful of recent projects that have been certified under the Living Building Challenge (LBC). The Living Building Challenge was authored by Toronto-native Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council and founder of the Seattle-based International Living Future Institute (ILFI). For those who criticize the LEED rating system for not going far enough with building performance metrics, consider the increased stringency required by the….

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