Our Commitment To Sustainability

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Our Mission

The International Roofing Expo understands that our event has an impact on the environment and the communities we serve. Our goal is to make the event more responsible and to continuously minimize these impacts. Through our new Sustainability Program, we are working to identify, understand and address areas where we can make positive changes. 

We are aiming for everyone involved in the IRE, from show management and event contractors to our attendees and exhibitors, to be engaged with sustainability.

How are we making IRE a more sustainable event?

Our three aims of delivering a sustainable event are: Economical, Environmental, Social

  • Including sustainability in our show content
  • Inspiring our suppliers, exhibitors and other participants to help us deliver a sustainable event
  • Developing purposeful partnerships
  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the items sourced for the event
  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering well-being and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities
  • Measuring our impacts

How can you help make a sustainably positive impact?

Making IRE 2021 a more sustainable event is a partnership between everyone involved, from show management and event contractors to our attendees and exhibitors. 

Tasks Everyone Can Do

  • Bring a reusable water bottle, coffee cup and a reusable straw to IRE to help reduce single-use products.
  • Consider walking or biking whenever possible or use public transportation for longer distances. If you do use a shared ride service such as Uber, Lyft, or a taxi, try to always carpool.
  • During your hotel stay take advantage of the linen/towel reuse programs and turn off lights and televisions when not in the room.
  • Take shorter showers to help reduce water consumption.
  • Responsibly dispose of waste materials by recycling at the convention center, at your hotel and wherever recycling bins are found throughout the city.
  • Download the IRE mobile app. We have opted to not print a Show Guide or Floor Plan in 2021 to help reduce paper consumption and printing waste.

Exhibitor Sustainability Checklist

  • Encourage less printing and provide more information digitally when it comes to company literature.
  • If you must print materials, consider using paper that contains recycled materials.
  • Request your booth signage is recyclable and/or made from recycled materials.
  • Bring your own carpet or flooring, such as puzzle foam flooring, that can be reused at multiple shows.
  • Break down all cardboard boxesduring setup for recycling.
  • When ordering catering, request reusable dishes and utensils to help reduce single-use products. Also, consider including vegetarian / vegan items as an option. 

Sustainability Initiatives for IRE 2021

Sustainability is about being responsible over the long-term and continuously improving the impacts we make. For IRE 2021 we are working on the following new initiatives:

  • Reducing Paper Consumption – We have opted to not print a Show Guide or Floor Plan in 2021 to help reduce paper consumption and printing waste. By downloading the IRE mobile app, you can access our Digital Show Guide, an interactive floorplan, search for exhibitors, find the complete schedule of events and more.
  • Encouraging Reusable Water Bottles – We want to help reduce single-use product waste by encouraging everyone to bring a reusable water bottle to the show.
  • Exhibition Donation Program – We are working on developing a program with a local non-profit where exhibitors can donate booth materials. We hope to have more details on this program early next year.

Come to the show a day early, roll up your sleeves and give back to the local community by participating in the Community Service Day’s home renovation project. In conjunction with the local chapter of Rebuilding Together, we will help repair and renovate homes of low-income homeowners that are in need.

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The Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the 2 hotels that comprise their  esort, and their parent company, MGM Resorts International, are strongly committed to being socially responsible and lessening their impact on the planet. The MBCC has been awarded the highly coveted 5 Keys rating by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, which evaluates locations based on their green operations. Learn more about the MBCC’s green initiatives and programs. 

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