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10 Code Violations in Green Construction

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Green construction is no longer new or unheard of, but it's still in a very long testing phase. Products hailed 10 years ago might be failing now and those promoted now have to prove their actual sustainability and durability. Building on a solid foundation that comes from thousands of professionals almost always -- with the exception of a handful of truly brilliant ideas -- trumps innovation.

Code violations are frustrating when working within a budget and a dream, but making green construction work its best often means working within current guidelines while new codes make their way into use. Choosing fights carefully is one option when facing a gray-green area, and assuming that your foes -- whether inspectors or local boards or play-strictly-by-the-rules builders -- have safety in mind is a worthy code of conduct to follow.

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  • National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). "NFRC and Energy Codes." 2010. (Dec. 27, 2010)http://www.nfrc.org/codesinfo.aspx
  • Plumbing Engineer. "The I-CodesĀ®: Safe, Green and Global." 2010. (Dec. 27, 2010)http://www.plumbingengineer.com/march_10/icc_feature.php
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