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Contribute to the AIA's Credible Voice on the IGCC

March 29, 2010

March 18, 2010 On June 29, 2009, the AIA, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and ASTM International, announced the formation of the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) and charged it with creating an International Green Construction Code (IGCC). Since then, an enormous amount of time and effort on the part of the members Read More

Contribute to the AIA’s Credible Voice on the IGCC

March 29, 2010

March 18, 2010 On June 29, 2009, the AIA, along with the International Code Council (ICC) and ASTM International, announced the formation of the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) and charged it with creating an International Green Construction Code (IGCC). Since then, an enormous amount of time and effort on the part of the members Read More

NJ Building Code Update

February 4, 2010

Many have heard various rumors about potential new building codes to be adopted by New Jersey. AIA-NJ has contacted NJ-DCA this week regarding and were told that no codes will be adopted in the immediate future. The new governor and administration has put a 90-day freeze on all proposed new building codes in the state. Read More

Draft of IGCC Green Code

October 26, 2009

Version 3 of the IGCC (International Green Construction Cose) Draft has been posted on the green codes website. This Version 3 will be the new base document for consideration of changes which will occur at the next SBTC meeting (Mtg #4) on December 15 – 17, 2009 in Bonita Springs, FL. Here’s the link: http://www.iccsafe.org/cs/sbtc/pages/firstdraftdevelopment.aspx

Public Comment Invited On Proposed Changes To ADA Regulations

September 29, 2009

September 23, 2009 – The public has been given 60 days to comment on proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The regulatory changes, contained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking just announced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Read More

Status of IBC2009 in New Jersey

June 25, 2009

Note from Codes & Standards Committee on IBC2009 Many of our members have heard rumors that a new IBC code is going to be adopted for use in the state of New Jersey over the next month. The AIA-NJ Code Committee chair had a discussion with DCA and was told that they are targeting December Read More

ICC CODE COUNCIL TO DEVELOP A GREEN BUILDING CODE

May 18, 2009

A Note form the AIA State Government Network Representative: (May 13, 2009) The ICC is forming a new committee entitled the Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC). The SBTC was originally tasked with the improvement of ICC Codes, Standards and Guidelines in the areas of sustainability and high performance. This includes areas of water, energy and Read More

SMITH RENEWABLE ENERGY PACKAGE SIGNED INTO LAW

April 3, 2009

PISCATAWAY — A package of bills sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which will promote renewable energy usage throughout the State of New Jersey was signed into law today by Governor Corzine at the Busch Cogeneration Facility at Rutgers University’s Busch campus. “Today, the Governor has taken a strong step forward in promoting clean, sustainable energy and New Jersey’s burgeoning Read More

National Green Building Standard Approved

February 5, 2009

The National Green Building Standard, known as ICC-700, was approved yesterday (Jan. 29, 2009) as an American National Standard. The new Standard provides guidance for safe and sustainable building practices for residential construction, including both new and renovated single-family to high-rise residential buildings. This is the first and only green standard that is consistent and Read More

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