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How does climate change affect building codes?

The Global Resiliency Dialogue has released a report about the current integration of climate data and assessment of extreme weather events in building codes around the world. The group is composed of international industry organisations including the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), the National Research Council of Canada, the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and […]

Global Resiliency Dialogue
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International response to resilience

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has teamed up with leading industry organisations to launch a new initiative to coordinate an international response to improving the resilience of the built environment. Together with the National Research Council of Canada, the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the International Code Council; the ABCB […]

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International green construction code for communities released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) has been released by a consortium of sustainability-minded organisations. The consortium comprises the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and ASHRAE. The International Green Construction Code is designed to have wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into […]