Tag Archives: International Green Construction Code

Behind Scenes Of Recent UL Test

Green Maltese presents a small behind the scene look at recent fire service testing done at Underwriters Laboratory (UL).   Note: This isn’t a official video of UL. The purpose of this video is to allow you a look at testing conducted this week at UL and provide you a little preview of  more great […]

Energy Efficient Windows Can Melt Vinyl Siding

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The Effect of Reflected Sunlight from Low-e and other Double Paned Window Glass on Vinyl Siding: OVERVIEW Glass in double paned windows may on occasion slightly warp or deflect due to a difference in barometric pressure between the interior of the glass panes and the outside air pressure. This can create a concavity in the […]

Expect more Foam Sheathing Insulation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 6, 2012) – The Foam Sheathing Committee (FSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), through an industry effort, achieved an important change in gaining broad acceptance of a performance-based standard for the use of foam insulation products in all code complying commercial applications during the recent International Building Code (IBC) Final Action […]

Green Construction & Building a Brighter Future

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Before I share a special guest article.I would like to invite everyone to join me this Friday at Firehouse Expo  @Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, MD I am very excited and honored to be teaching this year. Green Building Construction For The Fire Service 7/20/2012 12:00:00 PM  Room 343 Description: This presentation will examine various green […]

Free Green Building Codes 101 Webinar

Green Building Codes 101: Navigating the Standards, Codes, and Rating Systems. This webinar addresses many of the questions about the relationships between green standards, codes, and rating systems. This webinar was developed collaboratively by ICC, USGBC, ASHRAE and AIA. Link: http://media.iccsafe.org/IGCC/GreenBuildingCodes101-flash/Green%20Building%20Codes%20101/player.html   Stay Safe Lt. John Shafer

First National Green Building Code Approved!

For the first time, the US has a national green building code. The International Green Construction Code (IgCC), approved last week after two years of development, applies to all new and renovated commercial buildings and residential buildings over three stories high. The historic code sets mandatory baseline standards for all aspects of building design and […]

Maryland 1st State to Adopt International Green Construction Code

Maryland became the first state to pass the International Green Construction Code and apply the same across the board to all construction projects.

The new law will go into effect on March 1, 2012. The IGCC bill (House Bill 972) passed through the state’s legislature with rampant success. The Senate approved the bill unanimously and the House passed it with a 121 to 18 vote.

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John Shafer

An 18 year veteran of the fire service, and currently a Lieutenant and the Training Officer for the Greencastle Fire Department. An Indiana regionally recognized instructor on building construction, fireground search and command management, he has traveled throughout the State of Indiana delivering specialized training programs on building construction, fireground search and firefighter safety.