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1 Sustainability & Building Codes Clark Manus, FAIA AIA VP/2011 President Heller Manus Architects Brooks Rainwater Director, Local Relations The Terry Thomas, AIA/COTE 2009 Top Ten Green Project. Weber Thompson Architect. Seattle, WA. Photo credit: Gabe Hanson

2 Who is the AIA? Founded in ,000 Members 60% of Registered Architects 300 State & Local Chapters Leadership Elected (National, State, Local) Staff (National, State, Local)

3 The AIA Sustainability Profile 1812 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA First LEED Platinum Building in Virginia - under construction What is the AIA doing on sustainability? COTE SDATs 2030 Challenge Local Alliances National Legislation Advocacy Research International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

4 4 Principles Indices Footprint calculators collaborative Sustainability 101: What does it mean? responsibility leadership community social equity economy Ecologically studying Systems, Relationships and Interactions environment

5 5 Livability Design on human scale 2.Provide choices 3.Encourage mixed use development 4.Preserve urban centers 5.Vary transportation options 6.Build vibrant public spaces 7.Create a neighborhood identity 8.Protect environmental resources 9.Conserve Landscapes 10.Design matters Sustainability Principles:

6 AIA Sustainability Research

7 Local Leaders in Sustainability Green Building Policy in a Changing Economic Environment Release date: August 2009

8 The International Green Construction Code

9 Why is a green building code important?

10 Scope of the IGCC Will apply to traditional commercial and high performance buildings Consistent and coordinated with the ICC family of Codes & Standards Applicable to the construction of buildings, structures, and systems, including alterations and additions Residential portions of buildings, except institutional, shall be covered by ICC-700 (NGBS) Will provide a new regulatory framework Designed with leading recognized rating systems in mind Will provide criteria to measure compliance & drive green building into everyday practice

11 Key Steps First Committee meeting week of July 27 in Chicago; four subsequent development meetings scheduled through January 2010 Draft complete April 2010, available as resource tool for short deadline jurisdictions seeking 2010 legislation Public Comment period commences when draft issued Hearings to review comments in Summer 2010 Revised draft submitted for ICC code development and final action hearings in 2011 Publish with other I-codes 2012

12 Subject Areas Energy use efficiency Water use efficiency Materials and resource use Indoor environment quality The buildings impact on environment (Greenhouse Gas) Site design Sustainable building owner/facility management education Existing buildings

13 Concept s Will use the “model” code approach that provides communities the ability to modify Minimum & advanced levels of performance (Green & high performance buildings) Work as an overlay to the ICC Family of Codes Written in mandatory language that provides a new regulatory framework

14 Concepts Will provide performance, prescriptive and pre- engineered solutions Code will account for local conditions Reflect the 2030 Goals for Carbon Neutrality Designed with local, state & federal laws in mind

15 Our Branding: IGCC -- Safe & Sustainable By the Book

16 Some Frequently Asked Questions What about residential properties? Who is supporting the ICC in this effort? How does the development process work?

17 What is the difference between the IGCC and other systems and standards such as LEED, Green Globes, etc. ? Another Key Question?

18 And More Important Questions? How will the IGCC differ from a national or federal mandate? How will the IGCC differ from other International Codes addressing Energy Conservation, Commercial Buildings, High Performance Buildings or from the International Building Code (IBC) itself?

19 What is the mandate? Why is the AIA and the ICC promoting the Green Construction Code when other options already exist?

20 Sustainable Design/Livable Communities Green building Transit oriented Livable Walkable

21 21 What is the Design Assistance Team Program? Since 1967…… Collectively the DAT program, a public service of the AIA, represents over 500 professionals from 30 disciplines providing more than $3.5 million in professional pro bono services to more than 180 communities across the country Over 40 Years

22 22 DAT Principles Multi-Disciplinary Team Objective Perspective Community Participation

23 SDAT Request For Proposals The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Center for Communities by Design is pleased to release the 2010 Sustainable Design Assessment Team program (SDAT) Request for Proposals. The RFP solicits applications for inclusion in the 2010 SDAT program. To view the recently released RFP, and to access past SDAT applications and other related resources, please visit the AIA booth (#300) or:

24 24 Federal Sustainability Advocacy Stimulus –EEBG Funding –Green Schools –Mass Transit Waxman Markey –Funding for State Energy Offices –Advanced Codes –Code Administration Grants –Green Act Transportation –More funding for mass transit –Broader Green house gas reduction goals

25 The AIA is your Resource Contact Us! AIA Government & Community Relations 1735 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC Brooks Rainwater, Director Local Relations


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