Written by IAPMO 5:09 pm IAPMO News, Industry News

IAPMO Proudly Supports 2024 National High-Performance Buildings Week

Washington, D.C. – National High-Performance Buildings Week returns June 24-28 in Washington, D.C., with the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) proudly continuing its two decades of support for this annual event.

High-Performance Buildings Week is organized by a private sector coalition of building industry stakeholders that support the High-Performance Buildings Coalition (HPBC), of which IAPMO is a founding member; IAPMO Director of Government Relations Jim Scarborough serves as HPBC vice chair. Executive Vice President of Government Relations Dain Hansen is the former chair and Vice President of Government Relations Christopher Lindsay is former secretary.

“The HPBC is pleased to hold its annual congressional event again this year,” Scarborough said. “We have an exceptional High-Performance Buildings Week planned that highlights how we can continue to create and maintain a healthy, resilient, and sustainable built environment. We are hosting a congressional briefing that includes a panel discussion on ‘Heat Resiliency in the Built Environment.’ We will also be meeting with more than two dozen members of the Senate and House to share with them the policy and appropriations priorities of HPBC.” 

IAPMO will participate in each of these events this week:

  • High-Performance Buildings Coalition Day on the Hill

Tuesday, June 25, all-day meetings with Senate members

  • High-Performance Buildings Coalition Day on the Hill

Wednesday, June 26, all-day meetings with House members

  • Congressional Briefing and Luncheon Reception

Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2045

Panelists will engage in a discussion on extreme heat risks and protecting building inhabitants while considering sustainable performance measures.

  • High-Performance Buildings Coalition Meeting and Luncheon

Thursday, June 27, noon

The HPBC is a coalition of approximately 200 organizations that provides guidance and support to the High-Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress. It supports legislation and policies that protect life and property, promote innovative building technologies, enhance U.S. economic competitiveness, increase energy and water efficiency in the built-environment, advance sustainable and resilient communities, and supports the development of private sector standards, codes and guidelines that address these concerns.

If you wish to RSVP to any of the events or request more information, contact policy@hpbuildings.org.


IAPMO develops and publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code®,the most widely recognized code of practice used by the plumbing industry worldwide; Uniform Mechanical Code®; Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code®; and Uniform Solar Energy, Hydronics and Geothermal Code — the only plumbing, mechanical, solar energy and swimming pool codes designated by ANSI as American National Standards — and the Water Efficiency Standard (WE-Stand)™. IAPMO works with government, contractors, labor force, and manufacturers to produce product standards, technical manuals, personnel certification/educational programs and additional resources in order to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry in protecting public health and safety.

Last modified: June 24, 2024