High Performance Building Week resolutions
The International Code Council joined celebrations of High Performance Building Week from June 11–15, 2018. The Code Council is an active member of the High Performance Building Coalition. Throughout the week, Code Council staff attended the various events on Capitol Hill to help increase awareness and share insight with policy makers on the importance of high performance buildings for community resiliency and sustainability. Click here for full descriptions of the events.
Bipartisan resolutions supporting High Performance Building Week were introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), with Senators Corey Gardner (R-CO), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) as cosponsors, and in the U.S. House of Representatives resolution by Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and David McKinley (R-WV), who serve as co-chairs of the High Performance Building Caucus.
The resolutions voice Congress’ support for efforts to “improve the performance of existing and future buildings through the adoption of best practices and voluntary consensus standards” and invest in training and education throughout the construction industry. Notably, the resolutions celebrate the work of engineers, architects, builders, code officials, tradespeople, design professionals, laborers, and others in the construction industry who work to advance high-performance buildings.”
The Code Council is honored to have been a part of a successful High Performance Building Week. With the growing impact of natural disasters and hazards around the world, there is an increasing need for policies, legislation and innovations that enhance building performance, promote resiliency and sustainability, and help spur healthy construction and building industry growth throughout the country.