Nevada building energy code expert selected as vice chair of international committee


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(CARSON CITY, Nev.) - June 21, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors recently announced the appointment of 48 members to its Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee, and Robin Yochum, energy program manager for the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) has been selected as vice chair.

“I am proud to represent Nevada and the West in the development of residential energy codes internationally,” Yochum said. “As the newly appointed vice chair of the IECC Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee, I look forward to representing my colleagues in western states with a focus on building energy codes that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality for all residents.”

The ICC is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions that include product evaluation, accreditation, technology, training and certification, and Yochum has been involved in Nevada’s adoption of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) since the beginning of her tenure at GOE in 2016. Per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 701.220, GOE is required to adopt the most recently published version of the IECC on a triennial basis.

“Robin’s thorough and consistent work in the IECC is a great benefit to Nevadans and all western states, and we are pleased to continue to support her involvement on behalf of Nevada,” GOE Director David Bobzien said.

The ICC’s codes, standards, and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.

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