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NGBS as alternate compliance path in IgCC recognized by Baltimore City.

November 18, 2014Upper Marlboro, MD

Baltimore City Green Construction Code Recognizes NGBS Green Certification

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.

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