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Shawn Martin


Shawn Martin, vice president of technical services with the Code Council’s Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), manages the solar heating and cooling certification and standard development programs for ICC-SRCC. Most recently, Martin was director of PMG activities with the International Code Council, leading its plumbing, mechanical and fuel gas program. Martin has extensive experience managing consensus standard development, product design, building technology research and testing programs, particularly in the fields of fluid dynamics and building technologies.

Martin has participated in many codes and standards projects, both as a committee member, participant, and staff secretariat. He served as the secretariat for the ANSI consensus committee that developed the latest versions of SRCC’s 100 and 300 standards for solar thermal collectors and systems, respectively, as well as landscape sprinklers (ICC 802), rainwater harvesting systems (ICC 805) and solar pool heating systems (ICC 902). He has served as a member of a wide range of standard committees with organizations such as the Code Council, NFPA, NSF, ASME and ASPE. Martin also participated in the development of standards and guidelines addressing sustainable construction, such as the EPA WaterSense product specifications, ICC-700 National Green Building Standard, International Green Construction Code and LEED. He has served on the USGBC LEED Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group (WE-TAG).

In addition to consensus standards, Martin has extensive experience in the development and implementation of construction codes in the U.S. and internationally. He has served as a technical committee member for each of the three model plumbing codes in use in the U.S and has worked to develop and implement training and resources for these codes. He was also part of the team that developed the Council’s International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP) and Water Efficiency Provisions (WEP) code resource compendiums.

Prior to his appointment at the Code Council and SRCC, Martin served as the technical director for the Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI), managing and administering technical activities and programs for the member companies producing plumbing fixtures. Before PMI, Martin managed the applied field research of the NAHB Research Center as the director of the technology division where he conducted research into advanced and green building technologies working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s PATH program and the Department of Energy’s Building America program.

Martin holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, where his research and thesis focused on micro-scale fluid flow and utlrasonics. He holds several patents for fluid-flow products.