HBA Michigan’s Lee Schwartz Appointed to National Residential Energy Code Panel

Lee Schwartz, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association of Michigan has been appointed as a member of the International Codes Council (ICC) 2019 Group B Residential Energy Code Development Committee for the upcoming 2018-2019 Code Development Cycle. His term is effective January 1, 2018 and runs through December 31, 2020.

“I am very honored to have been selected to participate in the important work of the Residential Energy Code Development Committee,” said Schwartz.

“I look forward to participating as a voice for home buyers and the home-building industry during the next code cycle.”

The ICC was established in 1994 as a non-profit private organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction codes. ICC develops construction and public safety codes through the governmental consensus process. ICC Committees such as the Residential Energy Code Committee are the foundation upon which the I-Codes are built.

Schwartz is widely recognized in the industry for his knowledge and involvement in deliberations regarding construction code issues. He has been an observer and participant in the code process on the national and state level for more than 25 years. He was instrumental in securing the voting involvement of several hundred building officials around Michigan during the most recent code cycle.

This past January the National Association of Home Builders presented him with an Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of his “extraordinary efforts to keep building codes sensible.” l