This group is for OCEAN members interested in Green and Advanced Codes and Above-Code Programs. Here we can share studies, reports, and other resources on Green Codes, and develop ideas for new programs. All of the materials from the Green Codes Institute will be housed in this group.
Green and Advanced Codes
Presentations from the August 5th, 2010 Green Code Institute webinar.
A white paper published by the USGBC (updated May 2011), this report discusses the importance of codes and the need for further code development. Argues that as building codes advance they must incorporate green building practices, thus driving the stringency of LEED certification to advance beyond net zero energy and impact. Additionally, the report discusses recent advances in building and energy codes including the IGCC, as well as how these codes can be implemented in the future.
This code compliance case study looks at the role of third-party plan review as a way to improve compliance with building energy codes.