In today's environmentally conscious economy, sustainable building
practices are imperative. With rising consumer interest in "going green"
and increasing government regulations, building owners and contractors
are facing a greater demand for responsible building. But what is green
building? How can your company "go green" and still maximize your bottom
Green building includes employing responsible, energy-efficient means in
creating living, working and storage structures. Green building begins
with minimizing heating and cooling loads by installing insulation that
reduces energy usage. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),
heating and cooling costs may be reduced by as much as 30% with proper
insulation and sealing techniques. In order to maximize your
contribution to the green movement, use insulation that is GREENGUARD
Why is it important for your fiber glass metal building insulation to be
GREENGUARD Certified? First, GREENGUARD Certification guarantees that
the insulation is tested to ensure that chemical and particle emissions
meet stringent indoor air quality pollutant standards. This translates
to better indoor air quality than non-GREENGUARD Certified brands and
confirms that owners are operating under green building principles.
Other eco-friendly insulation products, such as high quality reflective
foil insulation, present owners with more options for greener building.
The properties of foil insulation reflect radiant heat gain, thereby
reducing energy costs from cooling utilities. The fiberglass core from
reflective insulation also keeps structures warm in the winter and
maintains moderate temperatures for more temperate climates.
Utility bills are the largest variable cost for building owners. With
winter around the corner and heating expenditures on the rise,
energy-efficient insulation is essential to responsibly maximizing your
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