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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NIST, along with the Institute and other industry stakeholders, should establish an ongoing program that brings together building and climate scientists to facilitate the production of relevant modeling results supporting effective decision making. • DHS, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), working with industry partners, including insurance companies, should develop a collaborative program to support the adoption, administration and enforcement of building codes. • Federal, state and local governments; building owners; and other industry stakeholders should work collaboratively to address the challenges existing buildings present to realizing national resilience and sustainability goals. • Congress and the White House should work with NIST to reopen its plumbing research facility. DOE and EPA should work with building owners, plumbing related organizations and other stakeholders to identify important water-related metrics and begin collecting regular data on water use in the nation’s building stock. • Relevant federal agencies should work with building owners, community leaders, codes and standards developers, and others to develop decision-support tools incorporating future needs and current uncertainty into the design, construction and operation of buildings. They also must work together to implement resilience by identifying performance requirements and subsequently developing guidance to achieve such requirements. • DOE, HUD, DHS, NIST, EPA and the Access Board—working through the Institute with the engagement of federal agency building owners, state and local government, and building owners, designers, contractors and operators—should develop a robust, scientific methodology for measuring, verifying and documenting actual building performance across all high-performance building attributes. • Federal, state and local government agencies should incorporate requirements for information interoperability throughout the building life-cycle into their contracts and, to the extent practicable, provide building-level data in an accessible format to national, regional and local data sets. Agencies with responsibility for the collection, storage or analysis of data should work together to develop standards for integration and interoperability across datasets, including protocols for data acquisition, storage and retrieval, and confidentiality. • All federally funded construction projects and operations contracts should include clearly enumerated performance requirements, including methods for verification and procedures, to rectify non-achievement of performance targets. Download the 2014 Consultative Council Report. Code Council Sponsors NIBS Keynote, ‘Creating High-Performing Resilient Communities’ continued Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council An Authoritative Source of Innovative Solutions for the Built Environment 2014 Earn CEUs or prepare for a certification exam at your convenience from any location with internet access with ICC’s Campus Online. Campus Online features three types of courses: • Online Study Guides • Expert-led Topical Webinars • Premier Online Code Training See the full list of available courses: www.iccsafe.org/2015Campus APRIL 2015 | 41 15-10905 —*ADVERTISEMENT—


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