The Official Magazine of ICAA
INSULATION NATION is a resource for all insulation industry professionals. In the pages of INSULATION NATION, we provide an in-depth analysis of trends, opportunities, and challenges, as well as discussion of the legislative issues that shape our industry.
INSULATION NATION 2022 takes a close look at the potential in reducing the nation’s carbon footprint through the addition of building insulation and home retrofits.
Adding insulation to buildings can have a big impact on the carbon footprint, and it won’t require a complete, sweeping policy change at the government level or an overhaul of the energy grid. The commercial and residential sectors account for 14% of 2020 greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from buildings’ use of fossil fuels burned for heat, while electricity production accounts for 25%. A recent industry-sponsored study clearly illustrates that insulation can cost-effectively, significantly decrease building energy use and carbon emissions.
INSULATION NATION 2021 details the three major benefits insulation provides: 1) Saving energy costs for consumers; 2) Reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and 3) Creating jobs.
The average household saves 15% on heating and cooling costs due to proper insulation, according to the EPA. In addition, an estimated $4.8 billion in energy savings is available to industrial and commercial building industries with a modest increase in insulation. Read this issue to discover the equally substantial contributions of insulation to the economy through employment and payroll, as well as how our industry significantly increases the reduction of greenhouse gases.
INSULATION NATION 2020 lays out a roadmap for the insulation industry’s potential contribution to the reduction of carbon emissions. Our goal? To insulate 25 million homes toward a more energy efficient future.
Nine out of ten homes are under insulated, and residential and commercial buildings account for 40% of carbon emissions in the U.S. Existing technology – including insulation and air sealing – can significantly improve the energy efficiency of the current building stock .
INSULATION NATION 2019 examines the potential as well as some of the challenges of the insulation industry. A useful resource for discussions surrounding the legislative issues and growth opportunities facing our industry.
Insulation is a $32+ billion dollar industry employing over 500,000 people in the U.S., but the significance of our impact is not only economic. Insulation’s potential to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is substantial.
INSULATION NATION 2018, the inaugural issue from ICAA, examines the impacts and challenges of the insulation industry. From product innovations, sustainability, and value-added, to a discussion of much-needed workforce reform to alleviate our labor shortage.
Insulation is a $26+ billion dollar industry employing over 500,000 people in the U.S. We have significant (and growing) economic impact in terms of manufacturing, jobs, and the billions of dollars we save our customers on their utility bills.