|For Immediate Release
June 5, 2015
Contact: Steve Daggers
1-888-ICC-SAFE (1-888-422-7233), ext. 4212
ICC-SRCC’S Prado Selected to Participate in Energy Execs Leadership Program
U.S. Department of Energy’s executive leadership program offers decision-makers an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
Eileen Prado, Executive Director of the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), is one of 21 industry leaders selected to participate in the 2015 Executive Energy Leadership program. Energy Execs empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their professional and residential communities.
The five-month program is administered through the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and offers executive decision-makers an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. As part of the experience, participants are briefed by NREL technology experts, tour research laboratories and visit renewable energy installations.
“I expect to learn so much from both the distinguished NREL professionals and the other 20 colleagues who will join me on this journey,” Prado said. “My hope is to bring back ideas on how ICC-SRCC and the International Code Council can further the cause to increase clean energy supplies as well as improve energy efficiencies through codes, standards, and performance ratings our stakeholders have come to rely on us for. I was thrilled to have been selected to participate in this program.”
At the conclusion of Energy Execs, participants will present a viable clean energy project. Since its inception, more than 200 representatives of industry, government and non-profit organizations have completed the program delivered through the Executive Energy Leadership Academy.
“Eileen’s appointment to this program is another example of how ICC-SRCC is expanding its toolbox to support renewable energy products and systems to ensure they are ready for market and have the confidence of building and fire safety professionals,” said International Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “By choosing energy-efficient materials and building practices, home and business owners can reduce their carbon footprint while saving money and maintaining the comfort and productivity of their structures. It’s a winning formula for a more sustainable future.”
Prado has been the Executive Director of ICC-SRCC since 2010. She also is the Outreach Officer for the Solar Heating and Cooling Council of the Solar Energy Industry Association and serves on the board of directors for the Global Solar Certification Network. Along with four other organizations involved in renewable energy credentialing, she is one of the founding members of the Clean Energy Credentialing Coalition, which works to encourage consumers and other stakeholders to look for credentialed renewable energy, and energy efficiency professionals and products.
About us: The Solar Rating and Certification Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is the only national certification program established solely for solar heating and cooling products, and also is the only national certification organization whose programs are the direct result of the combined efforts of state organizations and industry associations involved in the administration of standards. ICC-SRCC became a member of the International Code Council Family of Companies in November 2014.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.