NIA's November 2019 E-News Bulletin
Only a Few Spots Are Left for the Last Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course in 2019  

Reserve Your Spot by November 18
NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification is a 4-day course to educate and train insulation inspectors on how to evaluate installation work and determine whether it is compliant with mechanical insulation specifications. The August class sold out, so make sure you register ASAP!
New: May 2020 Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course Date Announced!
Click here to find a Certified Inspector.

How to Host Your Own Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

Hosting a course at your location is a cost-effective way to bring NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification program to your employees, members, and clients. Hosted courses can be held anywhere within the United States or Canada, and discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation Contributors, and engineers.

Email for pricing and more information.
Lock in Your 2020 Marketing Plan with NIA
Deadline Alert!
Sign up for the January 2020 issue of Insulation Outlook and make your 2020 media plan by December 10 to get 50% off a digital (email or web) ad.
Contact Rob and Justin today at
Click here to view the 2020 Media Kit.

Urgent Action Item

The International Code Council (ICC) has approved a change to the 2021 Energy Code language that NEGATIVELY impacts outdoor protective systems and materials for mechanical insulation and can cause system failure on outdoor piping insulation systems. A representative for NIA attended the October public comment hearing and objected to the proposed language, but the council still voted to approve it. The next step is for the ICC general membership to approve this code change and we need your help to educate them on why this would be damaging to outdoor piping insulation systems.
If you are a voting member of the ICC or know one, please reach out to express concern and tell them to vote against Part I of CE150 to help us overturn the code council's approval.
The ICC online voting period is from November 18 to December 2, 2019. The final 2021 model code will be made public early next year by the ICC.
Is Your Company a Member of ...?
The NIA Technical Information Committee (TIC) will take a greater role in monitoring codes and standards in the future. Below is a list of organizations that NIA has identified as important for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to suggest others. We would like NIA members who regularly attend these organizations' meetings to report to NIA if an item proposed is damaging to the mechanical insulation industry so that NIA can take action to prevent it.
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • National Building Code of Canada (NBCC)
  • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API)
If you are a member of one of these organizations and attend their meetings, please email Julie McLaughlin to let us know. Thank you for your assistance!  
Honoring Membership Longevity in 2020

NIA offers a variety of benefits to our members and we do not want you to miss out on what we have planned in 2020! We appreciate all our members and want to recognize member companies that have been members for many decades in a NIA publication in early 2020. Ensure that your company is eligible for this feature by renewing your dues by December 31, 2019. We thank you for your continued involvement with NIA!

Questions? Email
Engaging at NIA's Fall Summit 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended Fall Summit 2019! We've posted photos from the event on NIA's Facebook page. If you haven't shared your feedback with us about the overall event, please take a moment to complete the online survey. We value your thoughts and use this input in planning future events. A full wrap-up of Fall Summit 2019 will appear in the next issue of NIA News.
Registration Now Open for Convention 2020

Invest now in your business by registering for NIA's 65th Annual Convention, which is taking place April 15-17, 2020, at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Use the helpful links below to make a plan to join us, and bring guests and family. Back this year is NIA's Silent Auction, and the Silent Auction Task Force is actively seeking donations.
Quick Links:
Click here to view the schedule
Click here to register
Click here for educational sessions  
Click here for networking and golf events  
Click here for hotel information

NIA has a variety of event and digital sponsorship opportunities available, including brand new packages! Questions? Contact Erin Penberthy
NIA's 1-Year Herndon Anniversary

It's been almost a year since NIA moved into our new location in Herndon, Virginia, which means our mail forwarding service is expiring in December. Please take a moment and confirm that your company and accounting department have updated NIA's address in your records:

National Insulation Association 
516 Herndon Parkway
Suite D
Herndon, VA 20170
Our websites, email addresses, phone and fax numbers, and staff extensions all remained the same.  
For questions, please email   
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Stay Certified in 2020!

If your Insulation Energy Appraisal Program (IEAP) certification will expire this year, you should have received notification in mid-October with instructions on how to recertify. Appraisers who haven't taken the class or recertified since 2016 will need to renew their certification. Email with any questions.

Click here for more information about recertification.
Product Spotlight: NIA Insulation Sampler 
The NIA Insulation Sampler provides samples of 20 generic mechanical insulation product types and accessories. These small, portable sample boxes are designed for ease of use, with an illustrative product schematic guide that denotes the product type. Each sample has its own compartment space to remain organized and undamaged within the sample box. In developing this kit, NIA aimed to represent many major mechanical insulation types. The kit is an excellent tool for your internal training and resource library, as well as external sales discussions and presentations.   
NIA Members: $220*
Non-Members: $300*
 *Shipping is paid at-cost, using UPS Ground service, unless otherwise arranged. Pricing above includes the $15 handling fee for each Sampler ordered.To take advantage of discounted check/cash prices, please email or call the NIA office at 703-464-6422.
Key Dates
December 3-6, 2019
Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental

February 5, 2020
Webinar: Impact of New Tax Legislation on Business
(1:00-2:00 p.m. ET)

April 15-17, 2020
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

For more information on NIA events, please email

Click here for the NIA Calendar of Events
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