Bethesda, MD, December 16, 2009 – In a speech on Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to provide retrofit funding to building and home owners to improve energy efficiency in buildings by replacing doors, roofing, and adding more insulation. The President even said the idea "may not be very glamorous," but he finds insulation "sexy."
Mr. Obama also said the current lack of efficiency in most homes and buildings is the equivalent of watching "$20 bills just, sort of, floating though the window up into the atmosphere."
“As the President so eloquently says, insulation is one of the most important components in a building when it comes to reducing energy costs and decreasing carbon footprint,” said Jared Blum, President of the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA). “In fact, much of the existing building stock which still has thirty, forty or more years of service life could be vastly improved over that long term , if their insulation levels were increased.”
Recent studies reiterate and further emphasize the importance of insulation:
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