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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:

  • Energy efficiency in homes, commercial/public buildings, industry and agriculture
  • Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, geothermal and biomass
  • Residential, commercial and institutional energy building codes
  • Transportation and heating fuel supplies, pricing and distribution
  • Oil, natural gas, electricity and other forms of energy production and distribution
  • Energy-environment integration (such as using conservation to reduce air emissions)
  • New and emerging high efficiency transportation fuels and technologies
  • Energy security and emergency preparedness, and many other energy matters

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:

  • Encouraging high standards of quality and integrity among its members
  • Sponsoring a rigorous accreditation program
  • Serving as a catalyst for industry best business practices
  • Serving as a repository of data about aggregate energy efficiency investment
  • Disseminating information about developing technologies and their appropriate applications
  • Participating in legislative and regulatory proceedings which affect energy policy
  • Ensuring the best use of ESCOs in the delivery of energy services
  • Providing opportunities to share and publicize the benefits of energy efficiency investment and ESCO project successes

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:

  • Develop and demonstrate new, energy-efficient processing and materials technologies at a scale adequate to prove their value to manufacturers and spur investment.
    • Develop broadly applicable manufacturing processes that reduce energy intensity and improve production.
    • Develop and demonstrate pervasive materials technologies, enabling improved products that use less energy throughout their lifecycles.
  • Conduct technology deployment activities that promote use of advanced technologies and better energy management to capture U.S. competitive advantage.