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The State of Rhode Island was recognized today at a State House ceremony for becoming the first state in the nation to adopt the International Green Construction Code (IGCC).

Representatives of the International Code Council honored the distinction by presenting an award to Governor Donald Carcieri, Department of Administration director Rosemary Booth-Gallogly, and Commissioner of the State Building Code Commission John Leyden, for the state’s “commitment to a safe and sustainable future, and paving the way for other states to adopt greener building practices for public buildings.”

The Rhode Island Green Buildings Act, which was signed into law by Governor Carcieri in 2009 and applied to all buildings going into the design phase after January 1, 2010, has identified the International Green Construction Code as an equivalent standard that is in compliance with the requirement that all public major facility projects be designed and constructed as green buildings. (more)