For Immediate Release: January 21, 2022

Contact: Mark Brueggenjohann  202-728-6014


Statement on Coalition Building Performance Standards


IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson issued the following statement on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Coalition on Building Performance Standards:

“The 775,000 members of the IBEW applaud the Biden-Harris Administration for bringing together 31 cities and two states to establish the high-efficiency building standards needed for a transition to a cleaner economy.

“Highly skilled workers, including union electrical workers, will be instrumental in ensuring cities of the future are built on time, on budget, and to the highest quality standards possible. We look forward to working with the Administration and state and local governments on complementary policies that will utilize the expertise building trades workers bring to these state-of-the-art projects and ensure workers are safe and paid family-sustaining wages. Together, we can  once again prove that it is possible to achieve climate goals while supporting the needs of working families.”


The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 775,000 members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcasting, railroads and government.