Insulation Outreach News

Check back often for the latest updates on how NIA is putting the spotlight on insulation through the activities of NIA's Foundation for Education, Training, and Industry Advancement. The Foundation was created to increase awareness of the benefits of insulation to external audiences. NIA’s Foundation works with strategic partners to gain recognition for the need to properly design and maintain insulation systems and also maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill and works to introduce and support legislation that can increase the use of insulation and benefit the industry.

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Thank you!

NIA would like to thank the organizers and all of our member companies that participated in the Insulation Industry National Policy Forum. For a complete list of the activities, speakers, and Capitol Hill meetings, please read the article on the event in the upcoming issue of NIA News.

NIA Members Visit Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

As part of the Insulation Industry National Policy Forum on May 9, 2018, over 25 people from the National Insulation Association (NIA) members companies are meeting with members of Congress in Washington, DC. In total 86 meetings with the offices of Representatives and Senators will be held with 110  insulation industry leaders to discuss the advancement of the insulation industry.

NIA to Participate in Insulation Industry National Policy Forum

On May 8–9, 2018, the National Insulation Association (NIA) is traveling to Washington, DC, to participate in an Insulation Industry National Policy Forum. The objective of this forum is to discuss national policies that affect the insulation industry and to advocate for changes that will help support and grow the industry.

This is NIA’s first year attending the forum. Other participating organizations include: American Chemistry Council (ACC), through the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) and the Spray Foam Coalition (SFC); the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA); North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA); Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA); Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA); Extruded Polystyrene Association (XPSA); the Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA); and Insulate for America and their respective member companies.

Michele Jones, NIA’s Executive Vice President/CEO, noted, “This unprecedented gathering of industry organizations will help promote our common goals and raise the profile of insulation and its ability to save energy, lower emissions, reduce costs, and grow the economy.”

This event will focus on 3 main policy areas of importance to the insulation industry:

  • Resilient Buildings: Ensure infrastructure policies at the federal level support the construction of resilient buildings.
  • Department of Energy Efficiency Programs: Support the modest, yet important, role the Department of Energy plays in promoting healthy, energy-efficient homes and workplaces.
  • Immigration: Support federal immigration policies that promote a legal, foreign-born workforce for the construction industry.

White papers written in support of these policy objectives will be made available next week.

The forum will also include a panel presentation on commercial and industrial insulation markets that will be co-facilitated by NIA Consultant and Past President Ron King.

NIA’s leadership will use this opportunity to advocate for policy changes that can help alleviate issues in the industry and provide additional opportunities for growth.

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