IBTS Launches a Strategic Initiative with the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP)

By July 13, 2018

July 13, 2018 – Ashburn, VA:

The IBTS-BCAP alliance will identify new opportunities for energy code expertise, training, and program support.

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is pleased to announce that it recently formed a strategic initiative with the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), with the intent to  integrate BCAP into the IBTS family over the next six months. This alliance creates a significant growth opportunity for IBTS in the energy code and high-performance building arenas.

Founded in 1994, BCAP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, implementation, and advancement of building energy codes at national, state, local, and international levels through technical support, education, and policy development. IBTS recognized BCAP as a go-to energy codes resource and instantly saw a synergy of missions and goals. BCAP will continue its valuable work, including the highly informative BCAP website, delivery of its Code Alerts, a state-based Energy Code Ambassador Program (ECAP), and policy support.

“This initiative is a great way to enhance our offer in energy codes and cutting-edge sustainability-focused building and community strategies,” said Christopher Fennell, Chief Development and Marketing Officer. “I’m looking forward to what the next six months brings.”

Throughout the partnership, BCAP will be identified as the IBTS Building Codes Assistance Program (IBTS-BCAP). Together, IBTS-BCAP will identify new opportunities to support governments and other organizations with greater subject matter expertise, technology solutions, training, and program support.

“We are thrilled to be joining IBTS, where we can get to know all of the customer service groups and help expand the IBTS offerings into even more sustainability and resilience practices, including energy code support,” said BCAP President Maureen Guttman, AIA.

Joining Ms. Guttman from the BCAP team are Cosimina Panetti, a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) based near Albany, New York, and Maria Ellingson, a technical communications expert based in Toledo, Ohio.


For more information on the IBTS-BCAP initiative, please contact:

Christopher Fennell, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, IBTS
703.481.2000 x245


Maureen Guttman, AIA, BCAP Program Director


Press Contact:

Karen Johnson
Market Engagement Program Director


About BCAP:

The Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is a nonprofit advocacy organization that promotes the adoption, implementation and advancement of building energy codes on the state, local, and international levels. With over twenty years of experience, BCAP has established itself as a trusted, non-partisan U.S. leader for energy code advocacy, research and analysis, technical support, training, and code status tracking. From its national platform, BCAP facilitates increased communication and collaboration between allies, identifies and navigates past policy and structural pitfalls, and helps state and local decision-makers design strategies to improve building energy efficiency.


About IBTS:

IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life.  IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country.  IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).