Energy Efficiency Focus for Building Safety Month

THIS month marks the 31st anniversary of the International Code Council Foundation's (ICCF) Building Safety Month, with this years focus on energy efficiency, green issues and sustainability.

The first week of Building Safety Month , May 1-7, is devoted to green and energy efficiency issues—a timely topic because of the forthcoming introduction of the International Green Construction Code by the International Code Council in 2012.

"The emergence of green building codes and standards is an important next step to provide communities with the opportunity to build sustainable and safe buildings," Richard P. Wieland, ICCF Board of Governors and CEO of the Code Council said. "We talked to communities that indicated their voluntary green building programmes reach only, but an important, 30 percent of the built environment. That told us there is a clear need for a regulatory tool to establish a baseline to help jurisdictions meet their sustainability goals."

During Green and Energy Week, consumers will learn comprehensive strategies, as well as low-cost strategies for increasing energy efficiency.

"Green" has come to encompass many aspects of creating safer, more sustainable and healthy environments in commercial spaces. ICCF are leaders in finding solutions for common problems and educating consumers and builders.

Picture of Builders from the Netherlands National Archives

Monday 2nd May 2011

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