Sustainability Membership Council

The purpose of the Sustainability Membership Council (SMC) shall be to enhance professionalism and advocate for concerns and issues that are of particular interest to building officials, to assist ICC in increasing the participation of such individuals in the ICC Code development process, and to advise ICC on programs and policies, legislative matters, code adoption issues and such other matters as the Council deems appropriate.

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The Sustainability Membership Council is open to all ICC Members. You'll have an opportunity to discuss issues that you face as a community, and how the Code Council might best serve you.

If you're looking to get more involved in green and energy code enforcement and influence the direction of ICC, enroll in the Sustainability Membership Council today. Simply fill out the enrollment form, and ICC will be in touch with more details. The Governing Committee serves to actively engage Members in discussions about priorities and opportunities for the direction of the Council.

Next SMC Meeting

Coffee with the Sustainability Membership Council

May 17, 2024 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Code Council’s Sustainability Membership Council for a casual coffee hour the third Friday of every month from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST. Join Zoom Meeting ID:...

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The SMC meets every other month. See calendar for all Membership Council events.

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SMC News


2024 Building Safety Month Proclamation. Don Mock, Chair of the Sustainability Member Council's Governing Committee, proclaimed the month of May 2024 as Building Safety Month and encourages SMC Members to join with their communities in participation in Building Safety Month activities. View SMC Building Safety Month Tidbits Videos.

Each year, governors, mayors, county executives, and other officials sign proclamations, official statements, and letters of recognition to celebrate Building Safety Month. View all 2024 proclamations here.

Decarbonization: Check out ICC's Energy Efficiency and Carbon Reduction web page.


The International Code Council National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the growth and enhancement of codes or public policy espousing the principles of the Code Council Sustainability Membership Council.

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Want to comment on the latest Sustainability Membership Council news and discuss related sustainability activities? Visit ICC's discussion forums today!


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2024 SMC Governing Committee

Don Mock, Chair,  Howard County, MD
Patricia Chawla, Vice Chair, Austin Energy, TX
Chris Clausing, Secretary, Colibri Group, FL

Rob Emard, Maryland Department of Labor, MD
Sandy Gallo Sr., Building Efficiency Resources (BER), FL
Aaron Gary, Tempo Partners, TX
Shane Hoeper, City of Dubuque, IA
Matthew Hunter, American Wood Council, PA
Michelle Jacobson, ML Jacobson Design, NY
Khaled Tarabieh, Ph.D., American University in Cairo, EG
Alison Lindburg, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, IL
Van Tran, Bureau Veritas North America, CA

Staff Liaison
Ryan Colker, Vice President of Innovation, International Code Council, DC

Jerica Stacey, Director of Technical Training, International Code Council, ID

Board Liaison
Ben Breadmore, ICC Board of Directors, ME

Questions on Membership Councils? Contact Ron Piester