ICC Developing Certification for Green-Building Professionals
The International Code Council is developing a Green Building Professional Certification Exam to demonstrate a code official’s ability to understand the application of green-building technology and assess adherence with green-building programs
The International Code Council (ICC) is developing a Green Building Professional Certification Exam to demonstrate a code official’s ability to understand the application of green-building technology and assess adherence with green-building programs. The certification will ensure green and sustainable buildings also are safe.
It also will assess the ability to understand the green aspects of the international codes, including the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Plumbing Code. It will measure an official’s level of knowledge about the leading green-building rating systems, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system and the Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes program and associated standard.
These programs generally include components that address sustainable sites, water and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and maintenance.
To develop the certification, the ICC is creating an exam-development committee of recognized experts. Committee members must be proficient with green-building practices. Individuals interested in serving can apply online or call (888) 422-7233, extension 5287