ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Donna Campbell
February 18, 2022
(734) 660-6518
The International Code Council, with sponsorship from ASHRAE, creates a new International Green Construction Code Certification
The new certification reinforces expertise from both organizations to address solutions in disaster and climate resiliency

Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council with sponsorship from ASHRAE, the leading global HVAC&R membership society, is pleased to announce the release of a new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) certification, Commercial Green Construction Professional.


The Commercial Green Construction Professional certification was created to assist in developing new standards for building construction in order to address the problem of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to help reinforce societal health, life and safety benefits. Professionals who hold this certification will lead the way in helping to conserve resources and regenerate sites, while providing expertise in offering solutions to resilience through natural disasters, a changing climate, resource consumption/management, and service interruptions due to unforeseen events.


“As the focus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency within our communities continues to grow, the demand for green building design, construction and operational techniques has become essential,” said Cindy Davis, CBO, President of the ICC Board of Directors. “A certified Commercial Green Construction Professional will play an important role as an industry leader in helping communities establish sustainable, resilient, high-performance buildings.”


The Code Council is the preeminent certification body for credentialing code professionals. Code Council certifications are often prerequisites for those seeking positions that review building plans and inspect homes and buildings for compliance with applicable codes and standards. ICC certification exams are developed and maintained to the highest standards, which includes continuous peer review by committees of experienced, practicing professionals.


The certified Commercial Green Construction Professional certification verifies competence in plan review and project inspection performance for commercial buildings as it pertains to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), in coordination with ASHRAE Standard 189.1. Standard 189.1 provides guidance for designing, building and operating high-performance green buildings and sets the foundation for total building sustainability through site sustainability, water and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.


“ASHRAE congratulates the Code Council on this new certification,” said Mick Schwedler, P.E., LEED AP, 2021-22 ASHRAE President. “ICC’s contributions to the built environment and a sustainable future are appreciated.”


Click here to learn more about the Commercial Green Construction Professional certification.

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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 ensuresafe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

About ASHRAE
Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education. ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.