What is “The International Green Construction Code”?

March 13th, 2015

We have posted about LEED Certification in the past..

 

Todays post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc.

We have posted about LEED  in the past as a certification we use when vetting our SafeSourceIt™ construction suppliers. However,  that is not the only way for companies to address their desire to support green construction projects.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED seems to get most of the press, and is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council or USGBC. However there are multiple ways to drive construction projects in a green direction.

In addition to LEED, in 2009, the International Code Council  or ICC launched the development of a new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) initiative, subtitled “Safe and Sustainable: By the Book,” committed to developing a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings addressing green building design and performance.

In the future SafeSourcing will be vetting SafeSourceIt™ suppliers against both of these initiatives in order to provide the broadest support of Construction Company’s support of our customers CSR initiatives.

If you’d like help sourcing construction suppliers that help to reduce your carbon footprint, please contact a SafeSourcing Project Manager.

We look forward to and appreciate your comments.

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