WOW! 1,000 Appraisers

January 1, 2013

The National Insulation Association Reaches 1,000
Certified Insulation Energy Appraisers!

The National Insulation
Association?s (NIA?s) Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry
Advancement is very excited to announce the certification of the 1,000th
Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser. Glenn Vande Walle with Bay Industries,
Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attended an Insulation Energy Appraiser Program (IEAP) training course this fall; by
passing the exam, he became the 1,000th person to become a Certified
Insulation Energy Appraiser!

NIA?s IEAP training
course was developed in 2001 to teach students how to determine the optimal
insulation thickness and corresponding energy and dollar savings for mechanical
insulation projects. The program gives students the information needed to
explain the value of properly installed mechanical insulation systems to

The IEAP course
curriculum includes instruction in the 3E Plus® insulation thickness
calculation software, how to interview customers, conducting a facility
walk-through, determining the amount of greenhouse gases saved through the use
of insulation, analyzing and completing an appraisal spreadsheet, and preparing
a final report for the customer that outlines this information. Students who
attend the 2-day IEAP training course and pass the exam become Certified
Insulation Energy Appraisers. Their certification is valid for 3 years and
renewed by providing information about appraisals or passing an online exam.

The IEAP training courses have seen increased
interest in recent years. Appraisers are bringing awareness regarding the
economic and environmental value of mechanical insulation to their customers,
with the goal of installing more insulation. Over the past 2 years, 15 training
courses were held in 2011 and 12 classes have been held in 2012.

For additional
information about the IEAP, or to view the list of Certified Insulation Energy
Appraisers, please go to

Find an Appraiser
Visit and
click on ?Find a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser? on the left side of the
page to locate a trained professional in your area.

out How a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser Can Save You Money

NIA has more than 400 members who are certified
insulation energy appraisers trained to help you discover the true dollar and
performance value of your facility?s mechanical systems. These professionals
conduct thorough insulation assessments of your facility and can determine the
potential savings and reduction in emission levels you can achieve with the
help of mechanical insulation. You will be amazed at the energy and dollar
savings, and emissions reduction achieved by investing in a properly insulated system.

out from the Competition: Become a Certified Insulation Energy Appraiser

NIA?s Insulation Energy Appraisal Program will train you
to calculate specific dollar and energy savings
and identify the proper insulation thicknesses required
for customers to achieve maximum return on investment. More than 400 NIA
members have already added the certification to their customer services, so
don?t get left behind.
 For more information
about the 2-day IEAP course and the certification process, visit