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Energy Star Insulation

Project Description

The Energy Star Insulation program is a voluntary partnership between the US EPA and participating insulation manufacturers. Manufacturing partners agree to educate consumers about the benefits of insulation and appropriate insulation levels, in exchange for use of the Energy Star label on their products. Manufacturer's education activities includes distribution of the Energy Star Insulation Guide, developed at LBL and ICF Kaiser based on research by the Department of Energy. The Energy Star Insulation Guide includes the following table, which indicates appropriate R-values for different climates.

Project Staff

Sarah Bretz

Jonathan Koomey

Rich Brown

Key Data

R-Value Guidelines


Energy Star Insulation Guide for Homeowners, available at 1-888-STAR-YES.

Other Resources

Energy Star Insulation Partners

AFM Corporation

American Polysteel Forms

Apache Products Company

Atlas Roofing Company

Batt & Blown Insulation

Bexar Insulation Company

The Celotex Corporation

Central Fiber Corporation

CertainTeed Corporation

The Dow Chemical Company

Exeltherm Inc.

Firestone Building Products Company

Foam Enterprises, Inc.

GreenStone Industries, Inc.

Homasote Company

Icynene, Inc.

Johns-Manville International Inc.

Knauf Fiber Glass

Nu-Wool Company Incorporated

Owens Corning

Reddi-Form Incorporated

RMax, Inc.

Rock Wool Manufacturing Company

Tenneco Building Products

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 Last Updated On: 8/19/04