With sponsorship from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC) 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 develop new standards for building construction to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to help reinforce societal health, life and safety benefits. These certified professionals 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, according to the ICC.

“As the focus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency within our communities continues to grow, the demand for green building design, construction and operational techniques has become essential,” says Cindy Davis, president of the ICC board of directors. “A certified Commercial Green Construction Professional will play an important role as an industry leader in helping communities establish sustainable, resilient, high-performance buildings.”

The certified Commercial Green Construction Professional certification verifies competence in plan review and project inspection performance for commercial buildings pertaining to the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), in coordination with ASHRAE Standard 189.1.