On Feb. 24, the International Code Council moved its headquarters from 500 New Jersey Avenue to 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C. The office is in the Capitol Crossing Building, a new ultra-high-performing building that reinforces the Code Council’s commitment to advancing sustainable and innovative building practices. Additionally, the building provides a large conference capability of hosting over 200 occupants, and indoor/outdoor reception resources to facilitate greater collaboration with building safety professionals.
The Code Council’s D.C. office helps support building code adoption activities and building safety advocacy for members, stakeholders and jurisdictions. The new office space includes a host of next-generation efficiency features such as water cisterns that reduce energy and water consumption, increased environmental and indoor air quality, on-site cogeneration plant, daylight harvesting, eco chimneys and water catchment and treatment.
“The opportunity to move our D.C. headquarters to Capitol Crossing aligns with our values and underscores our commitment to sustainability and our membership,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “This new space will provide a healthy and dynamic environment for employees, members, and visitors alike.”
The Capitol Crossing building is certified LEED Platinum. LEED is a rating system recognizing green buildings, homes and communities that are designed to improve environmental and human health and lower carbon emissions. The LEED rating system and industry-leading model codes including the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) which integrates with LEED, has enabled the construction sector to introduce fundamental strategies to protect occupant comfort and health, save money and preserve resources during the design, construction and operation of buildings.