Policy and Position Statements

IIBEC Policy Statements

Policy Statements are declarations made by IIBEC to policymakers, the public, and the construction industry on issues of public policy affecting the membership, consulting practice, and IIBEC and represent IIBEC informed views, opinions, and core priorities. These Policy Statements consist of Position Statements and Technical Advisories.

Position Statements

Position Statements address major technical, professional, social, political, and educational issues of interest to the industry, community, and the nation, and reflect the beliefs of the membership of IIBEC.

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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IIBEC and SWRI – Joint Position Statement on Sustainable Construction – May 2012

With experience with older buildings constructed of traditional materials, and to newer buildings that incorporate sustainable building materials and energy efficient components, ours is a unique perspective on the truly sustainable nature of modern building enclosures.

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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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