National Oilheat Research Alliance
NORA stands for the
National Oilheat Research Alliance.
This organization was established through the cooperative efforts of
Oilheat trade organizations and supporting interests throughout the
USA. The effort became reality in February 2001 following Congressional
approval, Presidential signoff, and the Oilheat industry's overwhelming
approval by vote to create and fund the Alliance.
Alliance is funded by a contribution of two-tenths of a cent for every
gallon of No. 2 fuel and heating oil that is destined for end use
heating consumption in the marketplaces where NORA is in effect. (That
encompasses over twenty states and the District of Columbia.) If you
work for an Oilheat distributor in a state where NORA is in place, your
employer is participating.
make note of that fact, because a portion of NORA's annual budget is
devoted to education and training within the industry. The National
Oilheat Certification Program and related educational materials
produced by the NORA Education Center are important components to the
entire NORA program.
all else, NORA represents the unifying of Oilheat interests across the
land to improve Oilheat performance, your technical capabilities, and
public awareness of the value of Oilheat as a consumable resource.
oilheating industry is a small fragmented industry, and NORA provided
the opportunity and ability to work cooperatively for a better and
stronger industry. NORA has developed world class education programs,
new efficient appliances, and a strong consumer education campaign
highlighting the benefits of oilheat and the need to improve efficiency.
NORA has three arms of operation:
1. Research & Development
2. Consumer Education
3. Education & Training
For more information go to nora-oilheat.org