Herndon, Virginia—November 9, 2023—At its recent Fall Summit members-only meeting in the Washington, DC, area, the National Insulation Association (NIA) Board of Directors voted to support passage of H.R. 4663: Federal Mechanical Insulation Act.
The act is federal legislation “to clarify that installation of mechanical insulation property is as an energy or water efficiency measure that may be used in Federal buildings for purposes of section 543(f) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, and for other purposes.”
NIA Executive Vice President/CEO Michele M. Jones noted, “Having legislators recognize our mechanical insulation industry’s efforts to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions is a huge step forward in our goal to have mechanical insulation be considered a primary first step toward making our buildings and industrial facilities more sustainable. When the government sets the standard for Federal buildings as part of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, this is a positive step forward.”
The legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and was referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. NIA will continue to provide updates on the progress of this legislation.
NIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing both merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia-based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up to date on the latest industry trends and technologies. For more information, visit www.insulation.org.