The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International Code Council (ICC) have signed a memorandum of understanding that forges a stronger relationship between the two organizations in order to further green building practices.
The initial activities pursuant to the memorandum of understanding will focus on education for code officials. Both organizations will develop a green building education manual on the subject of building codes and sustainability.
The memorandum of understanding recognizes the leadership roles of both of the organizations, while laying out areas of mutual interest, such as advocacy and education initiatives, in which USGBC and the ICC can work cooperatively to advance their missions. The memorandum of understanding also addresses exploring and implementing joint business opportunities.
The ICC plays a key role in the area of safety for the built environment to create better buildings and safer communities. The USGBC is transforming the built environment to high-performance green building practices. The USGBC and ICC will work together to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work, according to ICC.