Standardization and specification of thermal insulating products, components and installed systems for application in buildings, including insulation for equipment, and industrial insulation, covering and including:

  • specification of required properties
  • specification of specific test methods for products, components and systems (communicating with SC1, which has responsibility for horizontal test methods)
  • specification and proof of conformity - Marking and labelling of insulating materials, components and systems
  • specification for installation
  • specification for applications

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published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 163/SC 3


ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 163/SC 3


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 9 Exterior insulation and finish systems Working group
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 11 Vacuum insulation panels Working group
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 13 Reflective insulation for buildings Working group
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 14 Building enclosure thermal performance verification and commissioning - Programme Working group
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 15 Model format for standards Working group
ISO/TC 163/SC 3/WG 16 Aerogel products for buildings Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee

Reference Title
ISO/TC 61/SC 10/WG 10 Joint TC 163/SC 3-TC 61/SC 10 WG : Plastic insulation

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 163/SC 3

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 163/SC 3:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 33 Refractories ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 10 Cellular plastics ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 163/SC 3

ISO/TC 163/SC 3 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 61/SC 10 Cellular plastics ISO
ISO/TC 176 Quality management and quality assurance ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
EURIMA European Association of Insulation Manufacturers A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
21-25 September 2020 Moscow (Russian Federation) ISO/TC 163 *

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 163/SC 3 - Secretariat

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