The International Code Council’s board of directors has issued a policy position on Green Building/Sustainable Communities to emphasize its commitment to social responsibility and expand the boundaries of public safety.

“Building safety professionals and others in the construction industry have long had a positive impact on the environment,” said ICC Board President Wally Baily. “Strong, durable buildings that are safe and affordable have a smaller impact on the world’s limited resources. ICC is committed to educating our members on green buildings and participating in activities with other organizers that will assure green building practices are sustainable and safe.”

The policy outlines several initiatives to support green buildings, including educating its members on programs available for achieving environmentally responsible buildings. The council will advocate for green buildings in legislative, regulatory and code arenas. It will promote environmental features of the I-Codes and how the International Codes support green buildings, according to the policy.