Last Wednesday evening, December 7. 2011, Anthony Floyd, AIA, LEED-AP, Senior Green Building Consultant for the City of Scottsdale Office of Environmental Initiatives, also an Arcosanti alum, gave a talk on “Codification of green building initiatives” here at Arcosanti.
Anthony has been a green building advocate for the city of Scottsdale for many years. Scottsdale City Council adopted the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) as the core component of the city’s voluntary Commercial Green Building Program. This progressive step makes it easier for developers of commercial and multi-family housing to be green certified.
The new code provides flexibility to adapt to Scottsdale’s geographic conditions and environmental quality of life while promoting uniformity and consistency from city to city. By integrating the voluntary code into the city’s plan review and inspection process, green certification is streamlined and a Green Certificate of Occupancy is issued following the final building inspection.
The lecture was an interesting insight into “What happens when green becomes code?”[photo: Sue, July 2011, text: Tomiaki Tamura]