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Our Top 10 Blog Posts

We end this year as we’ve done for the past 7 with a list of our top blog posts. If you’ve been following our blog for a few years, thank you for your loyalty. We hope we’ve shared interesting, thought-provoking topics and look forward to bringing you more content in the new year!

Dec 22, 2023 8:25:47 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

The Most and Least Energy-Efficient States in 2023

WalletHub has released its annual survey of America's most and least energy-efficient states. The personal finance site's evaluation of residential energy efficiency notes that the average U.S. family spends at least $2,000 annually on utilities. Notably, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that adopting energy-efficient measures (such as air...

Oct 20, 2023 8:12:46 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

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

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

Time to Optimize Thermal Performance in 100M Homes

Time to Optimize Thermal Performance in 100M Homes

Mar 10, 2023 1:03:30 PM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Guide Can Help Schools Apply for Retrofit Funds

NAIMA just released a new guide designed to help schools apply for grant funding available through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by making pipe insulation upgrades using our free 3E Plus pipe insulation thickness calculator tool.

Feb 10, 2023 8:12:16 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

DOE Updates ZERH Specs, Provides 45L Details

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last month released the latest version of the Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH) requirements for single-family homes. Version 2 of the ZERH requirements included an update of the thermal envelope insulation levels to those required by the 2021 Residential IECC, whereas the previous version (V1 Rev 8) stipulated 2015...

Jan 13, 2023 9:09:15 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Ekotrope Spots $160M Missed Opportunity for Builders

A new analysis from Ekotrope, the leading provider of home energy rating software, shows U.S. home builders might leave money on the table. Ekotrope software is used to generate energy efficiency insights for one in four U.S. homes. Its analysis concludes that if the homes built this year were slightly more energy efficient, builders could claim...

Oct 28, 2022 9:58:35 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Rule Your Attic Kicks Off Next Week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR annual “Rule Your Attic” campaign kicks off on Monday, October 17. The annual campaign encourages homeowners to go into their attic, check their insulation levels, and air seal and insulate if needed. Most homes will need to add insulation as 9 out of 10 U.S. homes are under-insulated.

Oct 14, 2022 8:04:49 AM Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd