Activities & Programs

With the support of Foundation contributors, NIA explores many opportunities to enhance or develop programs to further promote the powerful benefits of insulation and grow the industry. These programs benefit internal and external audiences and strengthen our relationships through strategic partnerships with allied associations, the design and building community, and with state government officials and Capitol Hill.


A list of our current initiatives is below.

2020 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference

Energy efficiency is the most effective action that can be taken to address climate change and reduce toxic air emissions, and insulation is the first step toward constructing an energy-efficient building. A properly insulated home or building means lower utility bills and increased comfort for occupants, and insulation also reduces the energy used to power manufacturing and industrial sites. Insulation industry leaders are committed to educating local, state and national policymakers about our industry and the policies that promote the increased use of insulation. Look here for updates on the 2020 Insulation Industry National Policy Conference!

The Fly-In Has Become a Call-In Because Congress Needs to Hear from the Insulation Industry — Update: Thank you for making this a successful spring event!

Here's an Easy Way to Take Action: Call and Share with Congress how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting your business and our industry.

The 2020 Insulation Industry Washington, DC, Fly-In, which was scheduled for May 19-20, has been canceled. However, it is more important than ever that members of Congress hear from you to understand how the COVID-19 crisis affects your business and our industry. You are extremely busy, so we want to make connecting with Congress as easy as possible. If you are willing to spend a few minutes talking by phone to a Senator or Representative from the states where you are an employer, simply click here to complete the registration form. We will take it from there and set up the phone calls.

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Industry Measurement Survey
Every 2 years, NIA’s Foundation conducts a survey to gauge the size of the insulation industry. This survey began in 1997 and sought to gain data about the size of the insulation industry and growth rates for the U.S. commercial and industrial mechanical insulation market. NIA members that participate in the survey provide information to an independent, third-party company. To read about the most current survey results, please click here.

Career/Recruitment Video
The Foundation Steering Committee is seeking the input of NIA's Young Professional Advisory Committee (YPAC) on the value of creating a video(s) to aid in recruitment to the industry, and YPAC created the Video Task Force. The task force decided to focus attention first on the recruitment of management/office personnel.


3D Modeling
Working with a third party, NIA created a 3D model of a mechanical system that demonstrates heat loss due to lack of, insufficient, or damaged insulation.