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Lobbying activity - supporting constructive change

MIMA has close relationships with central government, local authorities, research institutes and other industry bodies involved in the effective use of insulation materials, energy saving strategies and the improvement of the built environment.

MIMA is recognised for its contribution to a wide range of consultation exercises relating to buildings and the wider environment - including those involving building regulations, energy efficiency, sustainability, fire safety, acoustic performance and delivery schemes such as those to upgrade the energy performance of existing buildings.

MIMA is a contributing member to independent studies undertaken by the European Insulation Manufacturers Association (Eurima), supporting actions and initiatives undertaken by the European Commission with significant involvement with British, European and international standardisation work as well as chairing and contributing to numerous energy-related standards and programmes.

In summary, MIMA actively follows and contributes to the development of relevant directives, laws, regulations, standards, action plans, support programmes, incentive schemes, building and fire regulations and insurance requirements at EU, UK and regional levels.

Current work priorities include:

  • Working with the HBF on the development of acoustic robust details for houses.
  • Working to improve delivery of various Government initiatives aimed at improving energy efficiency and alleviating fuel poverty.
  • Working to increase government and industry’s understanding of the as-built building environment of buildings with the aim of improving performance.