Greening the Codes

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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.

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