Effective April 1, 2015, all new and renovated commercial and large multifamily developments (4 stories and higher) must meet the newly-adopted Baltimore City Green Construction Code. The Code is comprised of the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) with local amendments.
The ICC-700 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) is a recognized alternative compliance option for residential and mixed-use buildings (4 stories and higher) to satisfy the Green Construction Code requirements. NGBS is recognized alongside LEED and ASHRAE 198.1. To comply, the buildings must achieve a Silver performance level for Energy Efficiency and at least Bronze in all other categories.
To learn more, visit legistar.baltimorecitycouncil.com/detailreport/?key=6270.
For a full list of government entities that recognize NGBS Green Certification, either through policy requirements or voluntary incentives, visit www.homeinnovation.com/NGBSGreenIncentives.