Industry Links and Resources
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) - www.naima.org
NAIMA is the association for North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. Its role is to promote energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and to encourage the safe production and use of these materials.
The National Insulation Association (NIA) - www.insulation.org
The National Insulation Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing all the contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators and manufacturers who provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories and components to the commercial, mechanical and industrial markets throughout the nation.
MIDG Mechanical Insulation Design Guide - www.wbdg.org/design/midg.php
The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) through the National Mechanical Insulation Committee has developed the Mechanical Insulation Design Guide (MIDG) to provide a comprehensive source of information on the performance, use, testing and standardization of mechanical insulation in buildings and industrial facilities. It is intended to be a comprehensive resource to assist specifiers and users of mechanical insulation in the design and specification of mechanical insulation systems for a wide range of applications and is continually being updated.
MTL- Mechanical Technical Library - programs.insulation.org/Scripts/4Disapi.dll/4DCGI/mtl/index.html
The Mechanical Technical Library (MTL) houses up-to-the-minute technical literature, making product information available immediately.
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) - www.naseo.org
The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is the only national non-profit organization whose membership includes the governor-designated energy officials from each state and territory. The organization was created to improve the effectiveness and quality of state energy programs and policies, provide policy input and analysis, share successes among the states, and to be a repository of information on issues of particular concern to the states and their citizens. Member state agencies work on an extremely wide range of energy programs and policies, including:
National Association of Energy Services Companies (NAESCO) - www.naesco.org
The mission of the National Association of Energy Service Companies (NAESCO) is to promote efficiency as the first priority in a portfolio of economic and environmentally sustainable energy resources and to encourage customers and public officials to think energy efficiency first when they are making energy resource procurement or energy policy choices.
Accomplishing the Mission Statement:
U.S Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office - www1.eere.energy.gov/manufacturing/index.html
The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is the lead government program working to develop and deploy new, energy-efficient technologies for manufacturing. (AMO was formerly known as the Industrial Technologies Program. It’s goals is to reduce by 50% in 10 years the life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured goods by targeting production and use of advanced manufacturing technologies and to: