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Code Organization Testifies Before Congress
July 28, 2008

The nation’s leader in building code development, the International Code Council (ICC), recently told Congress that it is committed to helping communities construct energy efficient buildings that are safe, sustainable and green.

Testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, Code Council CEO Rick Weiland said the Council supports increasing energy efficiency in the built environment. The Code Council is committed to help lead the way in making that happen, he told the Committee.

Mr. Weiland cited the Code Council’s development of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) as another way the organization is supporting energy efficiency. Developed in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders, the NGBS provides guidelines for builders and homeowners to construct safe and affordable residences that are also energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.

The Code Council develops the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), a code establishing minimum regulations for energy efficient building. At its upcoming Final Action Hearings for the 2009 International Codes, the Code Council will consider approximately 100 proposed changes to the IECC.

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