Insulation Institute Blog

Regulatory Watch: Spray Foam Insulation Impact Assessment Standard

Standardized Methods Needed to Assess Potential Impacts of Spray Foam Insulation Products

Oct 14, 2015 10:09:04 AM NAIMA

ENERGY STAR’S “2015 Rule Your Attic” Campaign Promotes Insulation

This fall the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program will launch its second annual “Rule Your Attic” Campaign to increase homeowners’ awareness of the financial, comfort, and environmental benefits of adequately sealing and insulating their homes. Through this campaign Energy Star hopes that homeowners become knowledgeable of their home’s energy use and take...

Sep 30, 2015 10:45:19 AM NAIMA

One Size Does Not Fit All: Climate-Specific Passive House Building Standard Announced

While the idea of a super-insulated, high-performance house began in North America in response to the 1973 energy crisis, interest in this concept declined in the United States and Canada in the following decades.[1] Subsequently, the concept picked up steam in the early 1900s and developed into Passivehaus in Germany. Passivehaus was designed to...

Sep 17, 2015 10:37:17 AM NAIMA

Regulatory Watch: What you need to know about insulation marketing

Insulation Marketing: Regulations That Guide Conduct

Sep 9, 2015 11:07:51 AM NAIMA

Spray Foam Safety and Re-entry Times: What Has Changed and What Hasn’t

Over the past few months, Icynene has announced that it is offering new spray foam products with reduced re-occupancy and re-entry times for trades and homeowners. There is already uncertainty as to the “right” amount of time that is needed and these announcements about reductions only add to that uncertainty. It is important to understand how...

Aug 19, 2015 11:58:22 AM NAIMA

Regulatory Watch

EPA Targets Reflective Insulation for Removal from “Seal and Insulate with ENERGY STAR” Program

Aug 10, 2015 12:04:03 PM NAIMA

OSHA Final Rule on Confined Spaces and Spray Foam

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued its Final Rule on confined spaces – 29 C.F.R. Part 1926 Subpart AA. “Confined spaces” include any space large enough for a worker to enter it. The scope of the regulation, therefore, includes crawl spaces and attics.

Jul 9, 2015 12:05:21 PM NAIMA

NAIMA Insulation Manufacturers at the 2015 International Builders Show

NAIMA's insulation manufacturer will be among the more than 2,000 exhibiting brands present NAHB International Builders Show, Jan. 20 – 22 in Las Vegas. IBS is the largest light construction show in the world and will for the second year, be co-located with the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show to create Design and Construction Week, with anticipated...

Jan 13, 2015 10:59:41 AM NAIMA

Loose Fill Insulation Performance and Convection

The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) frequently receives questions from insulation professionals, consumers and others looking for general information on the performance of various fiber glass, rock and slag wool insulation products. One question that has been asked repeatedly over the years relates to the possible loss...

Jan 6, 2015 11:08:05 AM NAIMA

HPIP Shifts Focus to Training Insulation Installers

Properly trained insulation contractors play an important role in ensuring the energy efficiency and comfort of a home. One of the most popular insulation products available is loose fill fiber glass insulation, which can be used in all areas of a new or existing home, but is especially suited for areas that are difficult to access, such as truss...

Sep 10, 2014 12:06:17 PM NAIMA