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Join the DOE Peer Exchange for Updates on IRA Incentives

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Better Buildings Residential Network offers industry members an opportunity to keep abreast of energy efficiency and electrification rebates and incentives and the details associated with them. Industry members can register for Peer Exchange Calls. These calls cover key...

Sep 15, 2023 8:35:05 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Building Codes Save Money and Lives

As the remnants of Hurricane Idalia pummeled the East Coast, this week it’s becoming clear that property owners may feel the resulting impacts for months or even years. The devastation underscores the importance of strong building codes and code enforcement as a front-line defense against increasingly extreme weather events. As climate change...

Sep 1, 2023 8:10:54 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

4 Reasons Why Insulation is Having a Moment

Summer 2023 has been a doozie, hasn’t it? And the season isn’t over yet.

July was the hottest month globally since records have been kept, and likely, the hottest in 120,000 years, according to Scientific American.[1]

Aug 18, 2023 8:56:14 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Recycled Content Use at 3.4 Billion Pounds

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) recently announced the result of its annual recycled content survey, which reports its members' use of recycled materials. In 2022, NAIMA members in the United States and Canada used more than 3.4 billion pounds of recycled glass and slag in the production of residential, commercial,...

Aug 11, 2023 8:03:53 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Energy Jobs Grew by 300,000 Last Year

Jul 28, 2023 8:45:27 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

More Insulation Tied to Increased Habitability

How long would your home remain comfortable and habitable in the event of a power outage in this summer’s brutal heat? The answer might depend on how well insulated your home is, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy. Analysis from the report, Enhancing Resilience in Buildings Through Energy Efficiency, finds that...

Jul 21, 2023 5:46:31 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Report: Couple Envelope & Electrification Work

A new report just published by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) highlights that pairing residential heat pump heating and cooling systems with air sealing and insulation will reduce likely increases in customer costs and strain on the electric grid. The report’s message is timely as states prepare to implement two key...

Jul 13, 2023 11:51:28 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

New Guide: Getting Your Home Heat Pump Ready

Heat pump technology is all the rage in the push for electrification and increased home energy efficiency, and with good reason: heat pumps are more efficient than electric resistance heating, reducing electricity needed for heating by up to 50 percent. However, there are several actions that homeowners should take before adding a heat pump so...

Jun 23, 2023 8:59:04 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

New Release: 25C FAQs Brochure

NAIMA has just released a new guide covering the most frequent questions raised by insulation contractors and others in the building industry about the 25C Energy Efficiency Home Improvement Credit. The four-page guide clarifies various elements of the credit, including:

Jun 16, 2023 7:49:30 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

North Carolina Builder: Energy Efficiency Isn't a Bad Word

If you follow building energy efficiency code development and implementation at all, then you know that builders in North Carolina oppose efforts to modernize the state’s outdated energy efficiency code. That code is largely unchanged from the 2009 IECC, and the North Carolina Home Builders Association is fighting to keep it that way.

Jun 2, 2023 7:53:52 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd