Delmar Publishes Second Book in Green Destination Series

Going Green with the International Residential Code® Bridges the Gap Between Green Building and Code Compliance

Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, today announced the publication of Going Green with the International Residential Code® for building and construction professionals. This is the second book in Delmar’s Green Destination Series, which focuses on a variety of green building concepts to support the construction industry’s effort to “go green.”

Going Green with the International Residential Code® by Scott Caulfield is the first book to bridge the gap between green building and residential building codes. The book takes green building concepts and demonstrates how they specifically relate to the International Residential Code®, as developed by the International Code Council. Other code books do not directly address green construction methods and materials, making this particular book invaluable to construction professionals who want to “go green” while ensuring they properly follow building codes.

“Construction professionals who want to begin green building projects are often unsure how residential building codes will impact their project,” said Greg Clayton, vice president, Delmar. “Using real-life examples of green construction techniques, Going Green demonstrates how the residential code affects green building procedures, enabling construction professionals to be fully prepared for the accommodations that will need to be made throughout the course of a building project.”

This new reference book, which is endorsed by the International Code Council, begins with a residential code primer that explores basic permitting and regulatory processes, and offers critical insight into the operation of a building department for anyone seeking building permits. It also facilitates more accurate, reduced-risk planning and implementation by identifying the impact of code requirements on green construction both before and after work begins. This section also examines green and alternative construction materials and methods. The book then moves into a chapter-by-chapter review of the International Residential Code®—covering foundations, floor, roof and ceiling framing, walls, roof coverings, fireplaces, energy conservation, plumbing and electrical systems—and identifies where provisions of the code will affect a green construction project, as well as where in a project there are green options that may not otherwise have be known or readily spotted.

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