3 August 2012
12:00PM - 1:00PM
District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
FREE for Members. $10.00 Non-members. Registration required. Lunch provided by MAPA. 1.0 HSW/SD LU.
Join AIA|DC and Greg Winkler of the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association for a presentation exploring the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). Introduced in March 2012, the code promises to fundamentally alter the way both architects and higher education view and address sustainability. As it is adopted by over 22,000 code jurisdictions across the country, the IgCC will institute a new focus on measuring building energy performance as a key component of sustainability. Enforced through local construction code offices throughout the U.S., the code will encourage regional aspects of green construction to become mainstream.
During his presentation, Greg will cover the basic organization and operation of the IgCC, review how this revolutionary new code will shift the sustainability discussion from manufacturing and construction to life-cycle performance and durability, and discuss the relationship between the IgCC and the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
1.) describe the basic organization and intent of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC);
2.) identify the fundamental differences between the IgCC and the U.S. Green Building Council LEED program;
3.) explain how the code will be implemented and enforced; and
4.) list the ways that the IgCC will change the measure of sustainability.
Presented by Greg Winkler, AIA, Executive Director, MAPA.
About the speaker:
Greg Winkler, AIA, is an architect and the Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA), an affiliate of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). MAPA represents eleven large precast concrete producers in five Mid-Atlantic states. Mr. Winkler is the author of Construction Administration for Architects, Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste, and Green Facilities (all published by McGraw-Hill), and is currently writing a book on the International Green Construction Code.