October 2022

Also in the October 2022 Issue:

How Green Is the Insulation Industry?

Insulation is extremely green for a building material, and so are many of its manufacturers. NIA invited all manufacturer members to share their sustainability initiatives; and Armacell, CertainTeed, Ideal Products, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, and ROCKWOOL reported their current efforts.


It’s in Our Nature to Act Responsibly Preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment is a responsibility of any modern business. It is an integral part of the Armacell business strategy and corporate philosophy. As a global leader in high-performance insulation materials, we have longstanding partnerships with suppliers, customers, distributors, contractors, installers, communities, policy


The Full Picture: A Holistic Look at Recycled Content and Sustainability in Building Insulation Products In recent years, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry has seen a radical shift toward sustainable practices due to more stringent building codes and program requirements across the country. Propelled by the dangers of climate change, these requirements have

Ideal Products

Innovation and Positive Change Since 1991, Ideal Products has evolved into a highly successful international insulation manufacturing company, and we believe a key to our success is that we care—about our people, our partners, and the planet. Ideal Products has been on the leading edge of sustainability, engineering patented technology to reduce waste in manufacturing

Johns Manville

Johns Manville—Our Record Supports Our Commitment to Sustainability At Johns Manville (JM), we are proud of our record of sustainability, and we recognize that it is a journey—one that requires a focus on people, planet, and profit. Historically, JM was the first in the industry to introduce a full line of formaldehyde-free building insulation, and

Knauf Insulation

Knauf Insulation Works to Achieve Ambitious Sustainability Goals Knauf Insulation, Inc., (Knauf) a leading, family-owned global manufacturer of fiber glass insulation, has priortized sustainability. Our products save energy; cut emissions; are designed to make sure buildings perform; and keep people safe, and well. Knauf’s mission is to challenge conventional thinking and create innovative solutions that

Owens Corning

Recycling a Path Forward Most of us are familiar with the universal recycling symbol, sometimes referred to as the “chasing arrows” symbol. Created in 1970 to coincide with the first Earth Day observance, the symbol is unregulated, meaning anyone can use it.1 As such, there are misconceptions regarding what the mark actually means—and what recycling

ROCKWOOL Technical

ROCKWOOL Group Makes Strong Progress in Company’s Global Decarbonization, Sustainability, and Circularity Targets Among the most wasteful sectors, the built environment has a circularity challenge. The construction industry is the single largest consumer of resources, producing one-third of all waste—much of which ends up in landfills. ROCKWOOL, an international manufacturer of stone wool insulation, has

Independent Study Proves Insulation Upgrades Are Key to Significant Energy Savings and Carbon Emission Reductions in Existing Buildings

A new study’s data shows how insulation retrofits can save energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas and carbon emissions for the commercial, industrial, and residential sectors.

NIA’s Education Center

Launching this fall, NIA creates the first insulation-specific, on-demand training and education center for the mechanical insulation industry.

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