In recognition of High Performance Building Week, Code Council Chief Executive Officer, Dominic Sims, CBO, spoke on the panel, Building Better: Congressional and Private Sector Efforts to Promote High Performance Buildings organized by the High Performance Buildings Congressional Caucus and the High Performance Building Coalition, which the Code Council currently chairs. The roundtable discussion informed congressional and Biden Administration policymakers about the impact buildings have on health, safety and welfare, and the opportunities to best design, construct and operate buildings.

Joining Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) and industry leaders, Sims’ remarks addressed the importance of high performance building, sustainability, disaster mitigation, and the federal support needed to encourage greater adoption and effective implementation of model codes and standards that advance these imperatives. 

“High performance buildings play a vital role as a part of America’s infrastructure,” said Sims. “High Performance Building Week offers a unique opportunity for the building industry to come together to raise awareness of policy initiatives, organizational priorities and cutting-edge innovations that enhance building performance, promote resiliency and sustainability, and help spur healthy construction and building industry growth throughout the country.”

The High Performance Buildings Coalition is a coalition of approximately 200 organizations that provides guidance and support to the High Performance Buildings Caucus of the U.S. Congress.

Watch the full presentation, here.

To learn more about the High Performance Building Coalition and other High Performance Building Week events, visit