The Institute expressed its displeasure regarding the International Code Council’s “decision to eliminate robust public input, transparency and governmental consensus voting by its membership for the energy code development process.”
The following is an AIA press release announcing the Institute’s disappointment over the International Code Council’s new framework aimed at addressing energy efficiency needs across the building industry. Read the ICC’s announcement about that new framework, which prompted AIA’s response, here. In January, AIA also issued a statement opposing ICC’s proposal to limit public insight in codes related to energy efficiency.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued the following statement today following the International Code Council’s (ICC) decision to eliminate robust public input, transparency and governmental consensus voting by its membership for the energy code development process. ICC issued the decision to move to a standard development process despite strong opposition from AIA, ICC’s membership, industry organizations and members of Congress.
“We are deeply disappointed to see the ICC move forward with this change, which we believe will present a step backwards for climate action,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “This heavily opposed decision stands to only serve select special interest groups and will no doubt erode progress towards the modern codes that are desperately needed to heal our planet. We hope the ICC Board of Directors will ensure transparency and fairness in the selection of this new standard committee and take its oversight responsibility seriously.”
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