The Green Construction Code: A Sustainability Opportunity for Local Governments

Department of Environmental Conservation
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Dear Climate Smart Community Leader:


Where: Green Light New York, 31 Chambers St, Suite 609, New York, NY 10007

When: Tues, October 14th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Why: Energy codes are a unique opportunity for local governments to directly affect national energy policy. The votes of local government voting representatives determine model codes such as the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Incorporating energy efficiency in buildings during their construction is among the most cost effective ways to achieve significant improvements in energy efficiency and to advance local sustainability goals.  


What: The event will provide an introduction to the IgCC, and will present information about the update process for model codes and how to participate in the online voting to update the IgCC that will take place October 15-29.


Who: This event is aimed at local government staff, especially building department, code enforcement and sustainability staff, in the greater New York City region.


To RSVP, or for more information, contact Eli Yewdall at or 404-937-3000.

This event is presented by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA, as part of the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition, Special thanks to Green Light New York.  ICLEI USA and this event are not associated with with the ICC.


Eli Yewdall
Senior Program Officer
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

Phone: 404-937-3000


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