International Code Council Creates New Green Construction Certification
By Logan CaswellConstruction HPAC General Human Resources Management ASHRAE Canada
The Commercial Green Construction Professional certification was created to assist in developing new standards for building construction.
The International Code Council with sponsorship from ASHRAE has announced the release of a new International Green Construction Code (IgCC) certification, Commercial Green Construction Professional.
The Commercial Green Construction Professional certification was created to assist in developing new standards for building construction in order to address the problem of greenhouse gas emissions and to help reinforce societal health, life and safety benefits. Professionals who hold this certification will lead the way in helping to conserve resources and regenerate sites, while providing expertise in offering solutions to resilience through natural disasters, a changing climate, resource consumption/management and service interruptions due to unforeseen events.
The Code Council is the preeminent certification body for credentialing code professionals. Code Council certifications are often prerequisites for those seeking positions that review building plans and inspect homes and buildings for compliance with applicable codes and standards.
The certified Commercial Green Construction Professional certification verifies competence in plan review and project inspection performance for commercial buildings as it pertains to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), in coordination with ASHRAE Standard 189.1. Standard 189.1 provides guidance for designing, building and operating high-performance green buildings and sets the foundation for total building sustainability through site sustainability, water and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.