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California Green Building Standards Code Lays Groundwork for International Code



California’s first-in-the-nation Green Building Standards Code aims to help guide new green code regulations for commercial buildings worldwide. The International Green Construction Code will use the current California Green Building Standards Code as a key reference document, says the International Code Council (ICC).


California’s first-in-the-nation  Green Building Standards Code aims to help guide new green code regulations for commercial buildings worldwide. The International Green Construction Code will use the current California Green Building Standards Code as a key reference document, says the International Code Council (ICC).
 
The International Green Construction Code will be presented for public comment in the Spring of 2010 with publication for adoption in 2012.
 
The ICC published the California code earlier this year, and it went into effect on August 1, 2009.
 
In 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger announced the adoption of the country’s first state-wide Green Building Standards Code by the California Building Standards Commission. The adopted 2008 code is currently a voluntary standard and will become mandatory in the 2010 code.



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