The International Code Council (ICC) will use the current California Green Building Code as a key reference for the new International Green Construction Code that it is developing for commercial buildings.

A committee of 29 experts have met throughout 2009 to draft the International Green Construction Code, which will be presented for public comment in the spring of 2010 and published for adoption in 2012.

ICC Chief Executive Officer Richard P. Weiland said, “The IGCC is an important new opportunity for state and local governments to adopt a regulatory framework that will assist everyone from architects and builders through the code officials who will need to enforce its provisions.”