International Green Construction Code – Impact on development in Montgomery County
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12/13/2016
When: 12/13/2016
From 8:30 to 10:30 am
Where: Function Room
7501 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland  20814
United States


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Montgomery County is considering implementing the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) for all new construction over 5,000 SF!  Many in the real estate industry are already working with County Council leadership to understand the impact on development in the County.  

It is important real estate professionals be prepared for the implications of this new construction code.  There are some who believe that that the MoCo version of the IgCC does not go far enough to address environmental concerns while others are concerned that the amendment will result in higher first costs placing undue burden County projects.  The current version of the bill does not include alternative compliance paths, such as LEED, which is required under the current MoCo Green Building Law, and will remain a required certification for new projects due to market-driven demands and Federal Government requirements.   

Join NAIOP’s Sustainable Development Committee as we explore these questions with Ralph Bennett of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, of Silver Spring, Maryland and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Ralph will walk us through the important points of the 2012 IgCC, how it compares to LEED certification and how it will affect all real estate industry stakeholders moving forward.

Ralph Bennett, FAIA, LEED-AP BD&C, is a Principal of Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects, of Silver Spring, Maryland. The firm specializes in residential architecture from single family homes and renovations to institutional housing, to master planning and urban design. The firm's work has won a number local and national design awards and competitions. Bennett signed the Charter for the Congress for the New Urbanism; he is a LEED Accredited Professional with specialization in Building Design and Construction. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Bennett is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland where he taught in the design studio program at all levels, graduate and undergraduate for 31 years. He has taught courses in drawing, theory, housing and, currently, sustainability. Bennett is a former Commissioner and Chair of the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission where he served for 13 years and he is a former President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is Vice-Chair of the Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County and is President of Purple Line NOW, an advocacy group for light rail between Bethesda and New Carrollton

NAIOP DC l MD Members:  $20
Guests: $30

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