I want to personally thank our many stakeholders for helping us reach this critical milestone. It’s one thing to embrace the idea of improving confidence in the performance of energy efficiency projects. It’s another thing entirely to do the hard work necessary to make it happen. ICP’s working group members, Ally Network, Investor Network, Certified Providers, partners, and other stakeholders have made this possible.
Our work together over the past three years has brought ICP to a point where it will now become part of GBCI’s world-renowned portfolio of building certifications and professional credentials and certificates, including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems, the PEER standard for power systems, the WELL building standard, the Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) program, the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES®) and the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).
As ICP has continued to gain adoption in both the US and Europe, this new partnership represents a critical and exciting step forward. Starting in the new year, GBCI will assume responsibility for administering the ICP system and will carry forward standards development, credentialing, training and certification to establish ICP as a key component of the GBCI portfolio.
GBCI brings global staffing resources, systems, and relationships that will strengthen the brand and expand the reach of ICP, and enable us to achieve a true, worldwide standard to unlock the potential of energy efficiency. We could not ask for a better partner in this effort.
The core ICP team, who you are used to working with, will continue to operate as part of GBCI and little will change from an operational perspective. The remainder of this year we will be working with EDF and GBCI to define future governance and undertake long-range strategic planning.
All of you, as our key stakeholders, partners, and contributors, have been a huge part of ICP’s success and your continued input and support is critical. We will keep you all in the loop as more details come to light.
Thank you for all your contributions to date, and consider this the start of a new and exciting chapter for ICP. Onwards!