Maybe this all makes more sense to green builders than it does to me, but I see news today of plans to develop another new green-building certification, this one sponsored by the International Code Council. It seems like only yesterday three weeks ago that the National Association of Home Builders launched its own “education, verification, and certification” program, and of course our pal LEED keeps chugging along.

Oh wait, look what happens when you read the whole article:

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The [ICC] certification will test an official’s knowledge about the dominant green building rating systems, such as LEED, Green Globes and National Green Building Standard for residential construction. It also will help ensure officials understand the green attributes of International Codes, such as the International Energy Conservation Code and the International Plumbing Code.

So it’s a certification system … to help officials understand the other certification systems! Now that’s clear as mud plaster.

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