ICC News Release
For Immediate Release: February 6, 2024
Contact: Donna Campbell | (734) 660-6518
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The International Code Council and ASHRAE Seek Public Comments on Proposed Standard on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Evaluation
Proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings is open for comment from February 2, 2024, to March 18, 2024

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have announced the release of the full publication public review draft for the proposed ASHRAE/ICC Standard 240P – Quantification of Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Buildings. The proposed standard aims to assess and document greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across a building’s life cycle.

The public comment period is open from February 2, 2024, to March 18, 2024, and comments are sought from all interested parties. The committee is seeking comments on the full publication public review draft following the advisory public review period in May 2023. To review the publication public review draft of Standard 240P and provide comments, visit here.

Standard 240P provides a methodology to quantify the embodied and operational GHG emissions associated with buildings and their sites. The standard also provides minimum requirements for documentation of life-cycle GHG emissions.

The proposed standard is not intended to set benchmarks or establish levels of building performance and is not intended for use to circumvent any safety, health or environmental requirements. Instead, its purpose is to assist building industry stakeholders, governments, and the finance and investment industry in implementing a common platform for measuring, reporting and acting upon the GHG emissions of buildings.

“The Code Council is pleased to collaborate with ASHRAE in the development of Standard 240P and acknowledges the exceptional work of the standards committee in providing its time and expertise to this process. We look forward to receiving feedback from stakeholders,” said Code Council CEO, Dominic Sims, CBO. “This standard will be a valuable tool for communities across the globe for achieving their decarbonization goals.”


About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serving humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields.