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.
2019 Capitol Hill Fly-In
NIA thanks our members and partners for helping support the Insulation Industry National Policy and Advocacy Forum and Capitol Hill Fly-In, which took place May 21–22 in Washington, DC. Together, we held 90 meetings with the offices of Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill to advance the industry by engaging with policymakers about the substantial contributions of the insulation industry, as well as its key priorities and challenges. During the event, an economic study was released on the contributions of insulation to the U.S. economy in 2018, which reported that the insulation industry—including the manufacture, distribution, and installation of insulation—generates more than 550,000 jobs in the U.S. and more than $33 billion in payrolls that support families and local communities around the country. Read more about this report in the August 2019 issue of Insulation Outlook magazine.
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.
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.
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.