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

Nevada building energy code expert selected as vice chair of international committee
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CARSON CITY – Robin Yochum, energy program manager for the Governor’s Office of Energy (GOE) was selected to serve as vice chair for the International Code Council’s Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee. Yochum is one of 48 members of the international committee.

The ICC is a global non-profit association of building safety professionals that provides model codes and standards for building safety, training and accreditation and product evaluation. Yochum has been involved with ICC since the beginning of her tenure at GOE—which began in 2016—serving on the Raise the Profile Subcommittee, Community Building Best Practices & Innovation Subcommittee and the Sustainability Membership Council’s Zero Carbon Subcommittee.

“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.”

Yochum, in her role at GOE, works to advance energy efficiency policies within the state to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. As part of her role, she helps to develop and implement the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). 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.

Source: Governor’s Office of Energy