ICC to complete green construction code in 2010
A new option will add sustainable initiatives to existing construction codes and provide guidelines for creating and renovating green buildings.
A green construction code is in the works and will be completed by April 2010, announced International Code Council (ICC) CEO Richard Weiland on June 29, according to a story by Talk Radio News Service . The "Safe, Sustainable, and by the Book" International Green Construction Code (IGCC) will help measure sustainable building development, construction, and use.
When implemented, the IGCC will also aid in reducing carbon emissions from buildings, according to AIA CEO Christine McEntee.
"We are encouraged by the desire of our government and many across the United States and around the world to move forward in ways that will acknowledge how design, engineering, construction management, and enforcement can create a greener America and a greener globe," said Weiland.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey