ICC creates Sustainable Building Technology Committee

July 24, 2008

The International Code Council board approved the creation of a Sustainable Building Technology Committee to support its many ongoing efforts in green, sustainable and safe construction at its July 19 meeting, according to a July 24 release.
The SBTC will provide an open forum for discussion of sustainability and ensure that ICC members and stakeholders have a key voice in the critical debate. The SBTC will be charged with:
  • Developing proposed code changes and analysis/response of related changes proposed for the ICC family of codes and standards.
  • Participating in the development of council guidelines to assist members and jurisdictional authorities in implementing sustainable construction practices in their communities.
  • Providing input on related council programs such as green training and a green certification program for First Preventers, code officials who ensure buildings are safe and energy efficient.
  • Serving in an advisory role to the ICC's board of directors regarding the development of new international codes or standards in support of sustainable construction practices.

“The Board’s action is an important next step toward providing a valuable forum for the advancement of building science, as communities and industry look to the council for guidance, technical standards and consensus in the increasingly important arena of green building,” said Rick Weiland, CEO, ICC. “It reflects the Code Council’s commitment to confront both the challenge and opportunity to create energy-efficient and sustainable communities.”