AEE-SEVA September Meeting 2020

You may think you have heard this story before, but now you can get the “rest of the story.” Insulation is the “Rodney Dangerfield” of the construction industry and especially among energy conservation and emission reduction initiatives. It is truly a proven and time tested but undervalued and underappreciated technology. Did you know that it is estimated that between 10% & 30% of all installed mechanical insulation is damaged or missing? “Why Insulate” is a simple but yet complex topic with multiple components. Insulation can reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, be part of your safety program, increase manufacturing productivity; and an array of other benefits and provide an unrivaled return on investment, so why is it a “Forgotten Technology”?

This presentation includes discussion on;
• Why is mechanical insulation the “Forgotten Technology”?
• Why insulate?
• Value of current and complete project and or company specifications
• Energy savings, emission reduction and ROI case studies
• Awareness – value of education
• Resource’s available
Usually what sounds too good to be true, isn’t. That is not true in this case. You need to get the “rest of the story
Ron King, National Insulation Association (NIA)
During his 50-year career in the commercial and industrial insulation segment of the construction industry Ron owned and operated a small contracting business, has served as a Vice President and General Manager of a large national specialty contractor, President of national accessory manufacturer and retired as Chairman, President, and CEO of one of the United States’ largest diverse insulation and specialty distributors. He is a past president of the National insulation Association, the Southwest Insulation Contractors Association and the World Insulation and Acoustic Congress Organization. He has been honored with the “President’s Award” on three different occasions from two insulation associations. Ron currently serves as a full-time consultant to the NIA on a variety of educational, outreach and governmental initiatives, including coordinating many allied association alliance-partnership activities, Past Chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences’ (NIBS) National Mechanical Insulation and the Committee and Consultative, Council, NIA’s liaison to the Federation of European Insulation Societies (FESI), which represents the European mechanical insulation market and is the lead instructor for NIA’s Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Program. He also serves as a Director and advisor on several private company boards.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), South Eastern Virginia Chapter (AEE-SEVA)
Virtual Chapter Meeting
September 17, 2020


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