The 2012 IgCC will allow its users to achieve 1 project elective by providing a Building Service Life Plan (BSLP) for 100 years or 2 project electives for a 200 year BSLP for the building being designed. The Building Service Life Plan is a sort of “owners manual” for the building which tells its owner how to operate and maintain it.
There will not be a requirement for a 25 or 60 year BSLP for all buildings, as had been originally proposed for the International Green Construction Code. Also, the provisions for the BSLP will not specify minimum Component Design Lifes.
The originally proposed provisions for Minimum Component Design Life were vague. It was difficult to determine just what they would have required for fenestration products.
There was also a concern that the provisions might be interpreted as an implied warranty.
So it is fortunate that they will not be included in the 2012 IgCC.