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IIBEC Leaders Meet with the EPDM Roofing Association

May 05, 2023

On May 4, 2023, IIBEC leaders Brian Pallasch, executive vice president and chief executive officer, and John Boling, director of government relations, met with the EPDM Roofing Association Board of Directors at its meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, to share IIBEC’s plans over the next few years and to explore areas where our respective interests overlap. 

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IIBEC Helps Defeat Florida Legislative Language Expanding Cooperative Purchasing

May 05, 2023

In April, IIBEC sent a letter opposing legislation expanding cooperative purchasing to the members of the Florida Appropriations Committee. IIBEC has long opposed bills that expand cooperative purchasing to include construction design services. Recently, IIBEC submitted testimony opposing a Missouri bill that crossed the threshold and notched a victory when North Dakota exempted all construction services from their cooperative purchasing bill after IIBEC had submitted testimony to the North Dakota Senate State and Local Committee in support of QBS.

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IIBEC Leaders Join the 2023 Roofing Day in DC

April 21, 2023

Roofing industry professionals descended upon Washington, DC, April 18–19, 2023, to participate in the 2023 Roofing Day in DC. IIBEC’s delegation, led by Amy Peevey, president, and Brian Pallasch, executive vice president and chief executive officer, was joined by Chris Giffin, immediate past president, and Melissa Lieb, IIBEC Advocacy Committee chair, as well as John Boling, IIBEC’s director of government relations. 

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Canadian Government Confirms Support for Transition to Net Zero

March 23, 2023

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault outlined Canada’s support for a net-zero emissions economy through the fostering of economic environmentalism and a range of policies, including the launch of the independent Net-Zero Advisory Body, which will provide advice on the most likely pathways for Canada to reach net zero. Guilbeault made his remarks during a March 20, 2023, speech at the Americana 2023 environmental conference.

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IIBEC Asks North Dakota Senate Panel to Protect QBS in Cooperative Procurement Bill

February 16, 2023

On February 8, 2023, IIBEC submitted to the North Dakota Senate State and Local Committee testimony in support of qualifications-based selection (QBS) for the procurement of construction design services. Specifically, IIBEC asked the committee to amend SB 2370 “to protect taxpayers and ensure compliance with state requirements regarding the procurement of architecture, engineering, and land surveying services, as outlined by N.D.C.C. Chapter 54-44.7, by inserting a provision prohibiting the purchase of such services via a cooperative purchasing program.”

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Canadian Advisory Body Submits Report to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

February 03, 2023

On January 27, 2023, Steven Guilbeault, minister of environment and climate change of Canada, announced that the Net-Zero Advisory Board had submitted its first annual report, “Compete and Succeed in a Net-Zero Future.” The report contains 25 recommendations to speed Canada’s transition to net-zero emissions by 2050. Composed of nine experts from across Canada, the board was authorized by the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. 

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