White House Announces Building Codes Initiative
The Biden-Harris administration announced a new initiative to advance building codes nationwide. This is to address the climate crisis.
According to USGBC, the National Initiative to Advance Building Codes includes incentives and support for communities to adopt updated building codes and a commitment to lead by example across the vast federal buildings portfolio, including through above-code standards. USGBC is also pleased to see the administration’s pledge to comprehensively review federal funding and financing of building construction and to require modern codes and standards to the greatest extent possible.