Johns Manville supports HOMESTAR energy efficiency programme

US Johns Manville, a leading global manufacturer of an extensive line of energy-efficient building products, was present in Savannah, Georgia, with President Obama, to support a proposed energy-effici…

US Johns Manville, a leading global manufacturer of an extensive line of energy-efficient building products, was present in Savannah, Georgia, with President Obama, to support a proposed energy-efficiency programme that intends to create jobs and help families save money on energy costs. As per the programme, consumers can be eligible for rebates between USD 1,000 and USD 1,500 for home upgrades such as adding insulation and sealing leaky ducts. Those undertaking home energy audits, and then making changes to reduce energy costs by at least 20% will be eligible for up to USD 3,000 in rebates. Those who achieve savings above 20% will be entitled to addition rebates. “Increasing home energy efficiency impacts our country positively in multiple ways,” said Mike Lawrence, Johns Manville vice president and general manager for the Insulation Systems business. “A national focus on home energy efficiency will create good-paying jobs in manufacturing, distribution, retail and in the installation and service industries. What“s more, energy efficiency also increases the health and comfort of homeowners and makes home ownership more affordable.” “Energy efficiency truly is a “no downside“ action that will save homeowners money immediately,” Lawrence said. Along with its nationwide network of professional installers, Johns Manville also offers Formaldehyde-freeTM insulation across America, as well as publishing information on other federal, state and local rebates, as well as home energy audit tools, on its website. Johns Manville building insulation meets both the Tier 2 insulation standards as per the 2010 California Green Building Code, as well as the updated 2010 ES-1350 standard for residential purposes.