Consultative Council Wants to Hear About Building Industry Priorities

Industry Feedback to Serve as Basis of 2015 Report to the President

Feb 23, 2015 -- The National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council is seeking input from all members of the building industry as it begins to compile its 2015 report to the President of the United States. All building industry stakeholders—including individuals, corporations, professional groups, trade associations and advocacy groups—are welcome to provide input.

Each year, the Consultative Council develops a report, as identified in the Institute’s enabling legislation, highlighting the current issues and opportunities before the building industry. Entitled Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, the report becomes part of the Institute’s Annual Report to the President and Congress.

The report allows the building industry to express collectively the most pressing issues or greatest opportunities to advance the built environment. In 2014, in a change from previous years, the Consultative Council (which consists of representative organizations and associations from the building industry) reached out beyond its own membership and instead solicited input from the industry at-large to develop the 2014 Moving Forward Report. The industry’s submissions overwhelmingly focused on three high-priority areas where action, coupled with measurable results, would drive advancement. These areas include: The Buildings-Related Workforce; Resilience and a Changing Climate; and the Need to Align Government and Business to Deliver a Cost-Effective, High-Performance Built Environment.

Because the strong and varied response of the industry, beyond just the Consultative Council membership itself, provided an effective means to capture the industry’s highest priorities, the Council is again requesting industry input from all segments of the building industry in order to prepare the 2015 report.

Such input can focus on those issues and associated recommendations relating to the building industry in general or particular priority areas. Submissions should highlight specific actions to be taken either by the industry itself or by policymakers (primarily at the federal level, but also how federal policy can help drive state and local policies).

To see the priorities from past years, view the 2014 report and previous editions of Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council for reference.

Submissions are due no later than May 15. To provide input, fill out the submission form.


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