The Institute strongly advises that the International Code Council does not remove “residential and commercial energy efficiency code development from the public review process.”
The following is an AIA press release opposing a December 2020 proposal from the International Code Council to update future commercial and residential energy provisions in the International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code via the ICC’s Consensus Procedures instead of the governmental consensus process.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) strongly opposes a proposal from the International Code Council (ICC) that would limit public input and transparency from the code development process and jeopardize implementation of codes necessary for climate action.
“Stakeholder input across a broad spectrum of organizations, government agencies as well as the architecture, engineering and construction industry is essential to the development of codes that ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “This input is even more critical to ensuring codes are in place that advance climate action to the fullest extent, especially as we race against the clock to save our planet. This proposal jeopardizes climate action and the integrity of the ICC as an organization.”