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The 2nd Vision2Action Symposium is a Wrap!  Thank you to all who contributed to a successful action-oriented forum.  If you missed it, you can view the Presentations in .pdf format below.


The International Green Construction Code

Friday July 20

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Evergreen State College, Seminar II A1105

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia


With Tom Hill, City of Olympia Building Official, and a panel of local government and building industry experts.  Panelists include:

  • Daimon Doyle, Northwest Energy Team & Chair, OMB Built Green Committee
  • Christine Edmark, Thurston County Plans Reviewer
  • Drew Phillips, CEO Berschauer-Phillips Construction Company

Olympia and other cities may adopt the new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) by 2013 - it will be presented to the Olympia Land Use and Environment Committee on August 23.

The IgCC was released by the ICC in March after 3 years of public hearings and input from stakeholders and interest groups, and allows each community to tailor standards to meet their local needs and conditions.

Learn about IgCC and be part of a strategic conversation for “greening” the codes – through a Café-style discussion with local officials and leaders in business and non-profit sectors.  Program begins at 9am.  Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Presentations Given at this Symposium

Presentation on the IgCC:  Tom Hill, City of Olympia Building Official

Alternative (more in-depth) Presentation on the IgCC:  by Tom Hill

Presentation "Should the IgCC be Adopted?" by Daimon Doyle, Viridian Northwest

Presentation "Regional Code Collaboration" by Kinley Deller, King County Green Tools, Waste Reduction Specialist

Presentation "BPCC Green" by Drew Phillips, President of Berschauer-Phillips Construction


"Required" Reading:

Help us prepare for an informed, generative conversation on the built environment.  Please familiarize yourself with these documents before attending.

New!  International Green Construction Code:  Public Version 1.0 by International Code Council et al., March 2011

Report:  Breaking Down the Barriers: Challenges and Solutions to Code Approval of Green Building by David Eisenberg, Robert Done, and Loretta Ishida.  Development Center for Appropriate Technology, 2002.

Report Building Codes: Barriers to Green Innovation by Garman, Jennifer et. al.  Dovetail Partners, Inc. 18 October 2011.


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