The International Code Council told a U.S. House committee it's committed to increasing energy efficiency.
The chief executive of the International Code Council told a U.S. House committee Thursday that his group was committed to increasing energy efficiency.
Rick Weiland, the code council’s CEO, told members of a U.S. House subcommittee dealing with energy and air quality that his group is working with other organizations to find the best ways to make buildings safer and save energy.
“We are always ready to work with the federal agencies,” Weiland said. “We are now coordinating our SMARTcode efforts to automate code checking, including the energy code, through building information modeling. This new technology will help agencies to better and more efficiently meet their own energy and environmental mandates from the Congress and the president.”
He mentioned the council’s work with the National Association of Home Builders to create national green-building standards.
Weiland asked federal officials to support the ICC’s work on energy-efficiency codes and other rules.
“Without strong compliance, even the most positive code provisions have limited value,” he said. “This is one area where a federal role is absolutely appropriate and critical to our overall effectiveness.”