2023 ESG Guides

Mechanical insulation is an inherently green technology—greener, in fact, than almost all other material components used in the built environment—because it saves more energy than it takes to produce and helps to reduce—or prevent—CO2 emissions. NIA invited all manufacturer member companies to share the ESG efforts with Insulation Outlook readers in a number of special sections.

How Green Is the Insulation Industry

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Companies in our industry are taking the sustainability discussion a step further, using recycled materials from outside sources to create their products; reusing or recycling the materials they use in manufacturing and distributing their products; or finding other ways to reduce waste, save energy, and decarbonize their operations. In this special section, responses and graphics received from seven companies about their recycling efforts are presented (in alphabetical order).

  • Armacell
  • CertainTeed
  • Ideal Products
  • Johns Manville
  • Knauf Insulation, Inc.
  • Owens Corning

Documenting How Green Insulation Products Are

Reducing energy use and carbon emissions are global problems, and some of the proposed solutions are in the clouds. The answer is actually very down-to-earth and common—insulation. Insulation allows systems to function using less energy, therefore producing less carbon and GHG emissions. Aside from preventing CO2 emissions and providing thermal control, the different types of mechanical insulation give end users a spectrum of added benefits, including reducing dependence on foreign oil, safety and protection of personnel, fire and life safety, noise reduction, moisture resistance, and corrosion mitigation. Insulation products are the key to a greener building and a cleaner world, and manufacturers can prove it!

Mechanical Insulation Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

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NIA Members Focus on Sustainability

NIA invited all member companies to share their efforts to promote sustainability. Read about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives at Aeroflex USA, Alkegen, Johns Manville, Owens Corning, and Specialty Products & Insulation.