ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Donna Campbell
November 8, 2022
(734) 660-6518
The International Code Council Presents Solutions to Address Building Resilience and Energy Efficiency at COP27
The Code Council continues its thought leadership in the global discussion about the role of the built environment in expected future climate conditions

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council, the largest international organization of building safety professionals and a member of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) will be presenting at the 27th annual Global Climate Change Conference (COP27), in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from November 6-18.

The work of the Code Council, alongside like-minded business and government networks, focused on sustainability and resilience in the built environment, is to recognize the role buildings play in the climate crisis, as well as to promote solutions to prevent additional carbon output from construction and operations of buildings, and to ensure that buildings are designed to withstand future hazards.

The Code Council’s Ryan Colker, Vice President of Innovation, and Judy Zakreski, Vice President of Global Services will be participating in the following presentations in the Buildings Pavilion that will be live-streamed here at the time of each event. No registration is required.

  • “Decarbonizing Buildings: Data, Standards, Policies and Tools to Support a Life-Cycle Approach”, Friday, November 11, 2:30—3:30 pm CEM / 7:30—8:00 pm EST
  • “Alignment of clean energy goals and building codes to support a decarbonized future, Tuesday, November 15, 6:30-7:30 pm CEM / 11:30 am—12:30 pm EST
  • “Addressing Extreme Weather Events in Building Codes: Global Building Resilience Guidelines”, Thursday, November 17, 3:00—4:00 pm CEM / 8:00 am—9:00 am EST

The Code Council will be participating in additional sessions and more events to be confirmed over the course of the conference. Visit www.iccsafe.org/unfccc for the latest updates.

To learn more about the Code Council’s involvement in COP27, follow Ryan and Judy on Twitter at @rmcolker and @globalbizjudy.   

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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.