Changes to the DC Construction Codes: Energy Conservation and Green Construction Codes

1 AIA Learning Unit (GHT-ME-052714)
1 GBCI CE Hour (0920002430)

On March 28, 2014, the District of Columbia officially adopted amended versions of the 2012 International Construction Code, including the city’s first green codes. This presentation will focus on how these changes will affect the minimum requirements for all future construction projects over 10,000 SF in Washington, DC. GHT Senior Principal Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED, a voting member of the Green Technical Advisory Group that amended the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for adoption, will share his unique perspective to explain how the new green code and updates to previously adopted codes – particularly the Energy Conservation Code – will impact future projects.

  • Learning Objective 1: Become familiar with the goals of the District of Columbia’s Green Construction Codes (DCgCC)
  • Learning Objective 2: Understand how changes to the Energy Conservation Code impact equipment efficiency and operational requirements
  • Learning Objective 3: Explain the various compliance paths through which a design and construction project larger than 10,000 SF may meet the requirements of the DCgCC
  • Learning Objective 4: Identify the underlying model codes and standards from which the DCgCC was derived