ICC I-CODE IGCC WEP
I-Codes: WEP - International Green Construction Code - Water Efficiency Provisions
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
Chapter 1 of the IgCC establishes the limits of applicability of the code and describes the manner in which the code is to be applied and enforced. Chapter 1 is divided into two parts: Part 1 - Scope and Application (Sections 101 and 102); and Part 2 - Administration and Enforcement (Sections 103 - 109).
Section 101 identifies which buildings and structures come under its purview and Section 102 references other ICC codes as applicable. Section 103 establishes the duties and powers of the code official, requires that compliance and enforcement be part of the enforcement of other ICC codes listed in Section 102.4, and grants authority to the code official to make inspections. Section 105 provides guidance to the code official in the approval of materials, methods of construction, designs, systems and innovative approaches where they are not specifically prescribed in the IgCC. Section 106, in conjunction with Section 101.2 as an overlay code, requires that permits be issued under other ICC codes.
The provisions of Chapter 1 also establish the rights and privileges of the design professional, contractor and property owner.
It is important to note that by reference to Section 301.1.1, Section 101.3 allows ASHRAE 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, to be used. In addition, Exception 1 to Section 101.3 notes that the code is not applicable to low-rise residential structures unless the jurisdiction selects ICC 700 in Table 302.1 for application to various types of residential buildings and occupancies. Further, ICC 700 is noted in Section 101.3.1 as being a "deemed to comply document" for mid- and high-rise R-2 and R-4 occupancies.
The green building code is intended to be adopted as a legally enforceable document and it cannot be effective without adequate provisions for its administration and enforcement