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So...What is a Code Innovation anyway?

So...What is a Code Innovation anyway?

A Code Innovation is a design strategy, material, or technology that was approved by one or more jurisdictions usually through a non-prescriptive performance-based code or other compliance path, as demonstrated in an individual residential, multi-family, commercial or infrastructure / public works project. When we say it covers “green or high performance” building practices, we mean that a code innovation exhibits a positive value proposition in terms of environmental, social and economic effectiveness and sustainability.

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Triple Win - Emerging Green Builders learn through Code Innovations Research

Triple Win - Emerging Green Builders learn through Code Innovations Research

The Code Innovations Database offers students, interns and other volunteer researchers practical learning opportunities doing case study research on successfully permitted green innovations. We are now seeking academic partnerships with colleges and universities around the Puget Sound region for a new round of research with students, interns and emerging green builders beginning January 2013. If you or someone you know is involved in a program related to sustainability, green design, building science or public administration, please get in touch with us to explore the possibilities!

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What’s Your Innovation?

What’s Your Innovation?

Did you or someone you know create a new product, or build an innovative residential or commercial project? We want to know how you got a permit to build it.

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Announcing the Code Innovations Database

Announcing the Code Innovations Database

The Code Innovations Database is a free public resource we hope will inspire and educate the building industry to adopt more green practices. It will eventually hold hundreds of in-depth case studies rich in supporting information, each one documenting a successful “road-map” to approval for a specific innovation. The growing trove of information will reveal a tapestry of unique approaches and emerging trends, and encourage replication of successful innovations and development of new green codes.

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