CertainTeed Empowers Homeowners with New Online Tools to Increase Energy Efficiency

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CertainTeed Insulation is helping homeowners increase their homes’ energy efficiency and sustainability with three new online resources. By going to http://www.certainteed.com/itools, homeowners can find information on rebates and incentives and the amount of insulation needed to provide optimum thermal comfort as well as an energy savings calculator.

CertainTeed Insulation is helping homeowners increase their homes’ energy efficiency and sustainability with three new online resources. By going to http://www.certainteed.com/itools, homeowners can find information on rebates and incentives and the amount of insulation needed to provide optimum thermal comfort as well as an energy savings calculator.

“Homeowners are increasingly looking to reduce their home’s environmental impact while also reaping the benefits of cost savings. Maintaining proper insulation levels is an effective way to achieve this goal,” says Paul Valle, president of CertainTeed Insulation. “Our new online resources make that search much more efficient, by providing rebates and incentives that apply nationwide as well as locally, and recommending insulation R-Values for different areas of the home, based on where the user lives.”

Powered by Green Ohm, a leader in providing manufacturers, retailers and contractors with rebate and incentive data and tools for energy efficient products, CertainTeed’s Rebate & Incentives Calculator enables homeowners to input a zip code and instantly receive a list of federal, state and local utility insulation incentives that apply to their area. The tool also provides instructions and any relevant forms associated with the incentive or rebate.

The Calculate Your Energy Savings tool helps homeowners estimate the energy savings associated with specific energy-efficiency improvements. The tool calculates savings based on the homeowner’s zip code, type of fuel used in the home, age of heating and cooling equipment, amount of existing insulation and amount of insulation to be installed. The tool also connects homeowners with a directory of where to buy insulation products or find a contractor in their area.

To help homeowners determine how much and what type of insulation to use, CertainTeed created the Insulation Calculator. The calculator helps determine the recommended R-Value, a measurement of thermal performance, based on geographic region and specific area of a home, such as the attic, walls, and basement. The tool also helps calculate the square footage of the project to determine how much insulation is needed.

CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of insulation products and equipment, including time-tested and trusted fiberglass insulation, fiberglass blow-in insulation, polyurethane spray foam, innovative vapor barrier technology, HVAC products as well as insulation blowing and foam application equipment. All of CertainTeed’s insulation products can help building professionals qualify toward credits for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) through the Canadian Green Building Council.

For more information, visit http://www.certainteed.com/itools.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. http://www.certainteed.com

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