September 2021

Also in the September 2021 Issue:

Insulation—Still Greener than Trees!

In 2009, NIA researched whether insulation could compete with the efficiency of trees in reducing CO2 emissions. Now in 2021, with carbon emissions trending in the news, see how insulation stacks up against trees and other carbon-reducing technologies.

A Lesson in Prioritizing Insulation and Powering On

As the nation faces more frequent, dangerous, and destructive weather events, one power company in Texas provides an example of how preparing ahead with insulation can keep vital services running.

Even More Training Opportunities from Your Insulation Industry Education Leader!

Read all about the new and updated learning opportunities NIA offers individuals at all levels of their career—from beginner through expert—including online resources and professional development and certification-level courses. NIA can help you develop your skills, your people, and your business!

Bottlenecks, Labor Shortages, Inflation, and Viral Variants

With supply and demand of construction-related goods and services in flux, a continuing shortage of workers, and new challenges raised by the Delta variant, how is it that June 2021 construction spending reached a record high of $1.55 trillion? And what can we expect in the near future?

Midwest Insulation Contractors Association Launches 9th Edition of Insulation Standards Manual

The newly released 9th Edition of MICA’s insulation standards manual, now known as the North American Commercial and Industrial Insulation Standards manual, includes not only updated information but also enhanced content requested by industry.

Safety Matters: Back to the Office

In the insulation and construction industries, health and safety efforts are typically focused on manufacturing and job sites. With more workers returning to the office, now is a good time to check those workspaces for common hazards.

National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Consultative Council Issues Report on Healthy Buildings

NIBS Consultative Council has issued its 2020 Moving Forward Report, looking closely at the importance of healthy buildings. The report examines how buildings can protect and promote public health, providing recommendations for President Biden and policymakers on three components of healthy buildings: indoor environmental quality, the importance of design in promoting health, and promoting knowledge

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