Reston, Virginia—May 3, 2018—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.