NSPE Senior Manager of Government Relations Sarah Ogden participated in a "Building Safety in the Face of Natural Disasters" congressional briefing, sponsored by the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition and the Congressional Hazards Caucus Alliance. The briefing focused on the critical role of building codes in community resilience following disasters. Speakers included HPBCCC Cochair Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO-3), Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety President and CEO Julie Rochman, National Institute of Building Sciences President Henry Green, and Fairfax County building official and International Code Council Board member Guy Tomberlin. NSPE is a member of the HPBCCC, a coalition of more than 100 associations and corporations that seeks to heighten awareness and inform policymakers about high-performance building issues, including new building technologies, enhanced U.S. economic competitiveness, and increased energy efficiency. The coalition provides guidance and support to the congressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus.