Seizing the momentum around COVID-19 vaccines and a new visual identity – VIPA Int’l Annual Report 2020-21
VIPA Int’l has published its 2020-21 Annual Report showing how the association seized the momentum around vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) used to transport COVID-19 vaccines around the world, rebranded the association and promoted VIPs as an energy efficient and space saving solution in buildings over the past 12 months.
The use of VIPs in COVID vaccine transportation has brought a renewed focus on the technology and VIPA Int’l has taken advantage of this opportunity with a COVID vaccine video, case study and FAQ webpage. VIPA Int’l further promoted VIPs in buildings with a video demonstrating how VIPs contribute to the decarbonisation of buildings and maximise the available living space.
The association also worked on a full redesign of its website, advocated for the CEN standard on VIPs in buildings to be a harmonised European standard and sought new tools for its members to establish the cost-effectiveness of VIPs in buildings and measure the inner pressure of VIPs.
Sebastian Baars, VIPA Int’l President and CEO of Vaku Isotherm, said: “I am proud of what we have achieved in my first year as President. We have overhauled the presentation of the association, with a new logo and visual identity, as well as a brand new website close to completion, and have finalised videos promoting the use of VIPs in buildings and in the transport of COVID vaccines.
“It is great to see that our industry is providing solutions to the key challenges of the day. Hopefully, this will continue to have a positive impact on our business and make more people aware of the benefits our industry provides.”
The 2020-21 Annual Report was released alongside the VIPA Int’l General Assembly on 2 November, held virtually for the second year in a row because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The General Assembly reviewed the activities from the past 12 months, approved the association finances and re-elected 4 members of the Board.
Looking ahead to 2022, the General Assembly discussed new priorities for the association, building on the momentum from 2021, VIPA Int’l’s contribution to IVIS 2021, to be hosted by Brunel University in London in April, silica shortages in Europe and the collection and recycling of used VIPs.