|Archived News: Lincoln, Neb., Adopts IAPMO Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement 2012|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Geoff Bilau
The Lincoln City Council voted 7-0 to amend the UPC by adopting the GPMCS as reference material.
The IAPMO GPMCS serves as a complement to any adopted plumbing and mechanical code, smoothly bridging the previously troublesome gap between existing codes and established green building programs. Where code language and green building concepts lack cohesion, the GPMCS creates harmony by addressing such areas as alternate water sources, high-efficiency plumbing products, conservation of hot water and training/education.
The GPMCS was developed as a tool to be used as an overlay to any plumbing code. It provides code officials with comprehensive and progressive enforceable green code provisions that help eliminate base line code barriers and provide the critical information needed to assure that the sustainable construction practices being incentivized by green rating programs such as USGBC’s LEED and Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes are safe and reliable.
With the addition of the GPMCS, Lincoln’s plumbing code will contain energy and water conservation measures, efficient hot water system design criteria and provisions addressing the safe design, installation and maintenance of alternate water source systems, including harvested rainwater, gray water and reclaimed water for commercial and residential buildings.
In December 2011, IAPMO’s Green Technical Committee (GTC) completed its work on an updated second edition of the GPMCS that will be released soon. New or revised provisions will include:
For more information on IAPMO’s Green Supplement, direct your Web browser to
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