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.

Join SMC

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

SMC Governing Committee Meeting

December 1, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Sustainability Membership Council's Governing Committee will meet from 12:30-2:00 PM EST. Agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Learn more

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

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SMC News


2023 Building Safety Month Proclamation. Alison Lindburg, Chair of the Sustainability Member Council's Governing Committee, proclaimed the month of May 2023 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 2023 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.

ICC Code Chat Forums

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


Search all Membership Council documents for current and past information.

SMC Governing Committee

Alison Lindburg, Chair, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, Chicago, IL
Patricia Chawla, Vice Chair, Austin Energy, Austin, TX
Don Mock, Secretary, Howard County, MD

Anthony Catana, Spiezle Architectural Group, Trenton, NJ
Rob Emard, City of Gaithersburg, MD
Aaron Gary, Tempo Partners, Irving, TX
Joshua Harmon
, Franklin County, OH
Shane Hoeper, City of Dubuque, IA
Matthew Hunter, American Wood Council, Emmaus, PA
Michelle Jacobson, ML Jacobson Design, NY
Van Tran, Bureau Veritas North America, CA

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

Jerica Stacey, Energy Code Specialist – Product Development, International Code Council, ID

Board Liaison
Jim Sayers, ICC Board of Directors

Questions on Membership Councils? Contact Ron Piester