Groups Join to Develop New Version of the International Green Construction Code

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C.-based International Code Council (ICC) and Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (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).

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Groups Align Guidelines for Green Buildings

WASHINGTON — Several associations that develop the construction codes and standards used to create green buildings are working together to bring consistency to high-efficiency structures.

The groups include the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Elevator Energy Efficiency Overlooked by Owners, Study Finds

CHICAGO — Energy-efficient elevators can significantly reduce the costs of operating a building, but the information needed to help building owners identify the appropriate elevator system — and the savings associated with it — aren’t readily available, according to a new study.

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