IIBEC Policy Statements

Policy Statements

The goal of an IIBEC Policy Statements is to provide IIBEC’s position on an issue that affects the building enclosure consulting profession—either in a direct or a broad way. These board approved policy statements are used to educate policymakers, the public, and the construction industry Additionally, IIBEC issues Technical Advisories which describe and convey IIBEC’s positions and information concerning timely technical issues and are presented in the form of white papers, commentaries, or other analyses, supported by objective, sound research and technical documentation.

Policy Statements are the basis for any statements made on behalf of IIBEC to Congress, Parliament, federal regulatory agencies, state, provincial and local governments, the media and the public. Policy Statement topics may be brought forward for consideration by the Public Policy Subcommittee of the Advocacy Committee by the Board, committees, chapters, or individuals. These statements are reviewed every three years by Advocacy Committee and the Board of Directors.

Qualifications-Based Selection of Building Enclosure Consultant Services – March 2020

IIBEC supports public policies, requirements, and administrative procedures that require a building enclosure consultant (BEC) be selected based on qualifications.

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Cool vs. Non-Reflective Roofing – July 2018

While there are advantages to using a reflective roof membrane, there are also disadvantages. The roof consultant should determine the effect a reflective roof membrane has within a given roof assembly and weigh the pros and cons of the membrane’s use when making design decisions.

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Building Codes and Standards – April 2014

IIBEC supports the development, evaluation, adoption, and enforcement of codes and
standards that protect and improve public health, safety, welfare, and economic vitality and which
promote the design, preservation, and construction of sustainable environments and high-performance buildings.

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Environmental Impact of Consulting Activities – April 2014

It is the position of IIBEC. that it and its members, in the practice of their vocation, must be
committed to protecting human health and natural resources, promoting environmental
stewardship, and implementing sound innovative environmental technologies and practices.

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Procurement – June 21, 2012

IIBEC supports public policies, requirements, and administrative procedures in public procurement processes that mandate the open selection of goods, services, and construction contracts on the basis of qualifications; and it opposes such procurement on the sole basis of fees, costs, and/or proprietary specifications.

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