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Recent Releases from NAIMA Canada

Five insulation questions to ask your realtor when house-hunting

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:48:57 EST Read More

Don’t let old, inefficient building envelopes affect your monthly heating and cooling bills (Ottawa, ON, July 21, 2015) Knowing about a home’s insulation is an important part of assessing how much energy your new purchase will consume, and should be considered before making such a big investment. While a first step is to examine the heating and cooling bills over a three-year period, the next step should involve working with your realtor and exploring the foll...... Click here to read this release



Time to talk about improving home comfort and affordability, says insulation association

Published Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:08:47 EST Read More

(February 26, 2015, Ottawa ON) To coincide with Talk Energy Week 2015, NAIMA Canada has released three videos to increase energy efficiency awareness among homeowners. The videos, featuring Executive Director Jay Nordenstrom, inform Canadians about the value insulation adds to a home or building, while reducing energy consumption. Energy consumption is a major component of household expenses. To make th...... Click here to read this release



Insulation provides comfort and savings during extreme weather

Published Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:14:28 EST Read More

Icicles hanging from your roof are often a sign that you’re paying too much on heating bills (Ottawa, ON, December 17, 2014) Much of Canada has already experienced its first cold snap of the season. At a time of year when many people are looking to spend increased time indoors, it makes sense to assess the insulation levels in your home’s building envelope (i.e. walls and attic). Not only can insulation make a home more comfortable during extreme weather co...... Click here to read this release



Insulation: The invisible sound-proof investment

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:34:36 EST Read More

Benefits include reduced sound transfer between rooms and improved air quality (Ottawa, ON, November 10, 2014) Choosing the right insulation product for your home can have a significant financial impact on your seasonal heating bill. Additionally, it also offers significant gains in occupant comfort and indoor air quality. By taking steps to ensure your building envelope is optimally insulated, you are creating an environment that offers lifestyle and health ben...... Click here to read this release



How a high-performing building envelope can reduce your monthly heating bill

Published Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:26:09 EST Read More

Condensation around windows, drafts, and cold floors are often warning signs that you’re paying too much to heat your home (Ottawa, ON, October 20, 2014) Last winter many Canadians were caught off guard by extreme cold weather, power outages or gas shortages. As this year’s winter season approaches and many Canadians plan to spend an increased amount of time indoors, NAIMA Canada would like to remind homeowners that the most effective home protection from wint...... Click here to read this release



Survey shows Canadian manufacturers used over 136 million kilograms of recycled materials in the production of fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation

Published Tue, 7 Oct 2014 11:47:08 EST Read More

(Ottawa, ON, October 7, 2014) The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) announced the results of a recent survey of its U.S. and Canadian members' use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in insulation and acoustical products for 2013. NAIMA Canada members used more than 136 million kilograms of recycled material in the production of their mineral fibre products. NAIMA Canada members used nearly 136 million kilograms of recycled glass in the production of ...... Click here to read this release



Free checklist for inspecting insulation jobs available from NAIMA Canada

Published Thu, 8 May 2014 11:47:36 EST Read More

(May 8, 2014, Ottawa, ON) A free tool is now available to help inspect residential and commercial insulation jobs. Released by NAIMA Canada, Key Checklist For Inspecting Insulation Jobs, is a useful information source for determining whether the insulation in walls, ceilings and floors is properly installed. Key Checklist is laminated and conveniently sized to fit into a shirt pocket or a toolbox. It also comes in a printer-friendly wallet sized version. "While building codes v...... Click here to read this release



New insulation guide a must-read for do-it-yourself renovators

Published Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:16:08 EST Read More

(February 18, 2014, Ottawa, ON) A new comparison guide is available to assist Canadians in choosing the right insulation for new build and home renovation projects. Released today by NAIMA Canada, Building Insulation: A Performance Comparison for Today’s Environmental Home Builder & Renovation Project is an excellent source of information for learning about one of the most cost-effective and energy saving materials in our buildings--insulation. The guide is straight-forward a...... Click here to read this release



Insulating yourself against the cold & higher energy costs

Published Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:57:55 EST Read More

Icicles on your eaves are a warning sign (Ottawa, January 8, 2014) With polar temperatures stretching across Canada, the value of good insulation has never been better. Ensuring you have proper draft proofing and the right amount of insulation in your home remains one of the best things you can do for your wallet, comfort and the environment. “Inadequate insulation is a main reason why the average home can lose a significant amount of its energy,” noted Ja...... Click here to read this release



Energy Minister lauded for rewarding homeowners who make their homes more energy efficient

Published Mon, 2 Dec 2013 14:52:08 EST Read More

Insulation manufacturers’ association sees energy conservation as vital component of province’s economic and environmental well-being (December 2, 2013, Ottawa, ON) Today’s announcement by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli is an important step in advancing Ontario as a leader in energy efficiency. NAIMA Canada, the national organization representing Canada’s fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation manufacturers (including four plants in Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Canadian insulation manufacturers used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled material in 2012

Published Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:43:03 EST Read More

(Ottawa September 25, 2013) NAIMA Canada members used nearly 300 million pounds of recycled glass in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and air handling thermal and acoustical insulation in 2012. “We are proud and excited that our members are committed to promoting sustainability by using recycled materials to produce energy-saving insulation products that improve a building’s energy efficiency and reducing its environmental footprint,” stated Jay Nordenstrom...... Click here to read this release



Energy Minister lauded for commitment to conservation as critical part of Ontario's energy mix

Published Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:56:22 EST Read More

Insulation manufacturers' association sees energy conservation as vital component of province’s economic and environmental well-being (July 16, 2013, Ottawa, ON) Today's announcement by Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli is an important step in advancing an engaged and informed discussion about the future of Ontario's long-term energy planning. NAIMA Canada, the national organization representing Canada's fibre glass, rock and slag wool insulation manufacturers (includin...... Click here to read this release



Insulation installation instructions featured on revamped NAIMA Canada website

Published Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:59:29 EST Read More

Media Release Installing insulation is one of the most cost-effective initiatives when it comes to lowering a building’s heating and cooling costs. The key to achieving maximum benefit, however, is proper installation of the product. For anyone considering such an improvement project, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has made it even easier to properly install insulation by developing a three-part series of instructional videos. These ...... Click here to read this release



New Executive Director of Canadian insulation association sets sustainability and energy efficiency as top priorities

Published Wed, 2 May 2012 10:16:53 EST Read More

Media Release (OTTAWA, ON - May 2nd, 2012) - The board of directors of NAIMA Canada today announced the appointment of Jay Nordenstrom as Executive Director of the association. "Jay brings extensive experience in policy development and advocacy, with established relationships with government and other organizations. He is well suited to help meet the...... Click here to read this release



12 energy-related predictions for 2012 in Canada - Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada

Published Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:28:36 EST Read More

Does Canada need more energy supply or more insulation? Clearly, this is a gross simplification but it is estimated that almost a third of Canada's current energy consumption is used for heating and cooling buildings and homes. This number could be cut in half with proper conservation initiatives. This is the context for my 2012 Canadian energy conservation predictions - within an insulation context. 1. Rising energy costs will make the payback period for installing insulation even ...... Click here to read this release



Federal Conservatives and Ontario Green Party recognize the importance of energy efficiency

Published Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:59:49 EST Read More

Media Release (Ottawa, September 16, 2011) NAIMA Canada applauds the Government of Canada's announcement to invest $78 million over the next two years to increase the energy efficiency of homes across the country. The ecoENERGY initiatives, announced by Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, support job creation while helping Canadians save money by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and cool their homes. Similarly, NAIMA Canada commends the Green Party of Ont...... Click here to read this release