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Recent Releases from NAIMA

Canadian insulation manufacturers and their employees welcome the return of ecoENERGY Retrofit - Homes program

Published Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:00:05 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, March 23, 2011) NAIMA Canada applauds renewed funding and the extension of the ecoENERGY Program announced in the latest Federal Budget. The ecoENERGY program has been very popular, with thousands of Canadian households receiving incentive payments to offset the cost of energy saving retrofits. We have seen an overwhelming interest by homeowners to take advantage of the opportunity to reduce their heating and cooling bills through this program. The inc...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA applauds the intent of Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan for energy efficiency and conservation

Published Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:54:45 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, ON, November 23, 2010) Today, the province of Ontario, through the Minister of Energy Brad Duguid, tabled the Long–Term Energy Plan (LTEP). “The LTEP is an important step in advancing renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation, creating and supporting green jobs and Ontario’s growing green economy. Industry looks to government for long term plans so they can make commitments to jobs and investments,” stated Stephen Koch, Executive Direc...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 16:53:36 EST Read More

Full text of NAIMA Canada/Consumers Council of Canada Report on Energy Efficient Homes....... Click here to read this release



Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code

Published Thu, 8 Jul 2010 10:59:50 EST Read More

Alberta government stalls in development of more energy efficient building code A study commissioned by NAIMA Canada and the Consumer Council of Canada (CCC) has found that the more energy efficient a house is, the more affordable it is. The costing analysis for upgrades of EnerGuide 80 homes in Alberta concluded that the total incremental renovation cost was approximately $6,000. When compared to a standard home, built to minimum energy efficiency requirements, the EnerGuide 80 hom...... Click here to read this release



Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program

Published Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:26:53 EST Read More

Government suspends Eco-Energy Rebate Program (Ottawa, March 31, 2010) The federal government has suspended the Eco-Energy Retrofit Homes Program. After identifying that the program would be available to March 2011, Ottawa announced today that it would no longer accept applications to book pre-retrofit evaluations as midnight on March 31, 2010. This means that anyone who has not already booked an evaluation is no longer eligible for a rebate. The program provided homeowners w...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against energy costs

Published Fri, 20 Nov 2009 15:24:09 EST Read More

Insulating yourself against energy costs Now is the time to upgrade your home insulation Another cold Canadian winter is just around the corner. Are you ready? Thanks to two new incentive programs, weather-proofing your home can be even more cost-effective than ever before. The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) provides a 15 per cent non-refundable tax credit on eligible home renovation costs up to a maximum of $1,350. Natural Resources Canada offers the ecoENERGY Retro...... Click here to read this release



Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010

Published Tue, 27 Oct 2009 09:59:39 EST Read More

Stephen Koch of NAIMA Canada to speak at GreenPrint 2010 (Ottawa, October 27, 2009) Stephen Koch, Executive Director of the North American Insulation Manufacturers' Association Canada, will speak at the GreenPrint Conference on November 12, 2009 in Toronto. Mr. Koch's speech, entitled "Moving the Process of Building's Energy Efficiency Forward", will focus on energy efficiency in buildings, consumer choice, building codes and how to move the process forward in a strategic way. ...... Click here to read this release



NAIMA hails Green Energy Act as an important step towards a green economy

Published Mon, 23 Feb 2009 16:10:45 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario government unveils Canada's first Green Energy Act NAIMA hails legislation as an important step towards a green economy (Toronto, ON, February 23, 2009) Today, the province of Ontario tabled its first Green Energy Act. The legislation is aimed at building renewable energy, encouraging energy conservation and creating green jobs in Ontario. The Act will invest in a green economy and create an estimated 50,000 jobs over the next three years. O...... Click here to read this release



How Ontario and international community will benefit from REEEP

Published Fri, 10 Aug 2007 15:19:33 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Attention News/Assignment/Energy/Environment Editors and Reporters (Ottawa, Canada, August 10, 2007) The Ontario government announced today that Ontario will be the first Canadian province to join the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Stephen Koch (pronounced 'cook'), part of REEEP's North American Advisory Council, is the Executive Director of NAIMA Canada, a founding partner of REEEP. REEEP is an active, multi-stakeholder global par...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government announces home energy retrofit and solar power initiatives - up to $1,500 toward insulation for exterior walls

Published Wed, 20 Jun 2007 13:17:38 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Ontario government announces home energy retrofit and solar power initiatives - up to $1,500 toward insulation for exterior walls WHO: Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada, representing North American Insulation Manufacturers WHAT: Mr. Koch is available to respond to the Ontario government's announcement and provide comment on specific areas, including: * How this initiative compares to other Canadian programs; * How exterior wall in...... Click here to read this release



Provincial governments have a big role to play in how much money home and business owners can save on their heating bills

Published Mon, 23 Oct 2006 08:36:03 EST Read More

Insulating yourself against energy costs (Ottawa, October 22, 2006) With the heating season upon us, NAIMA Canada, the association of fibre insulation manufacturers, would like to remind homeowners that increasing the amount of insulation in their homes remains one of the best things they can do for the environment and their wallets. By adding insulation, you lower the amount of energy needed to heat your home, resulting in fewer associated greenhouse gas emissions and a lower monthly he...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against energy costs

Published Tue, 10 Oct 2006 08:13:20 EST Read More

Now is the time to upgrade your insulation and use the ‘Every Kilowatt Counts’ coupons (Ottawa, October 9, 2006) With the heating season upon us, NAIMA Canada, the association of fibre insulation manufacturers, would like to remind homeowners that increasing the amount of insulation in their homes remains one of the best things they can do for the environment and their wallets. By adding insulation, you lower the amount of energy needed to heat your home, resulting in fewer associa...... Click here to read this release



Insulation Manufacturers commit to energy reduction in plants

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2006 12:19:03 EST Read More

NAIMA Canada members match the Ontario Government’s goal of 10% reduction in electricity consumption Ottawa, Ontario (September 21, 2005) — NAIMA Canada, a trade association for manufacturers of fibre glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation underscored its commitment to energy efficiency today by announcing that its members have volunteered to target a reduction in electric consumption in their Ontario plants by 10% per volume. The members made this commitment in support of the Gover...... Click here to read this release