The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was released earlier this month by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). IgCC is a model code with wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green construction strategies into building codes to improve the standard of living.
Human rights lawyer and humanitarian Amal Clooney will deliver the opening keynote remarks at this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The theme of this year’s conference, “Human X Nature,” explores the intersection of humanity and the built environment.
A New York City building designed to prioritize natural light has topped out. Designed by Studio Gang, 40 Tenth Avenue is located by the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Applying the firm’s ongoing research into tall buildings, the 10-story structure’s chiseled shape was sculpted in accordance to angles of the sun using a process called “solar carving,” which prevents the building from casting shadows and prioritizes natural light.