Category Archives: Energy Savings

Federal Insulation Tax Credit Date Looms Along With Threat of Change

CIMA’s annual reminder to claim tax credits for those who made insulation and other energy efficient improvements to homes in 2013 comes with a footnote.  This may be your last year for those and other important homeowner related tax deductions!  … Continue reading

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Cover The Bases With Insulation And Other Cold Weather Protection

The winter of 2014 is proving to be one of the fiercest in several years.  Meteorologists seem to have even coined a new phrase “polar vortex” for these endless cold fronts that are keeping the deep freeze on all the … Continue reading

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Winter Chill Warms Experts To Insulation Recommendations

Each year as the winter season hits there are many articles in the news and online from construction experts about how to make a house more energy efficient. CIMA monitors and shares information and links to such stories from other … Continue reading

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Completely Sealed & Insulated Homes Don’t Need To Be Heated

Here at the Greenest Insulation Blog it has long been asserted the best energy saving home improvement is a well insulated house.  A recent story at theenergycollective.com comparing the value of insulation in homes in Northern Europe confirms this premise.  … Continue reading

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Make Winter Home Energy Improvements In The Fall And Save

As the weather changes and the temperature begins to fall, the importance of home insulation and energy efficiency becomes top-of-mind for many American homeowners. The CIMA website tends to be a harbinger of consumer interest this time of year as … Continue reading

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Weatherization Assitance Programs Worth Supporting

Throughout the nation the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) has run into hard times due to a large decrease in federal funding. In Ohio HWAP is still alive and well, thanks in large part to effective use of remaining available … Continue reading

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Berkely Architects Innovate To Cut Down Energy Use

Architects may be the top influencers when it comes to housing. What home buyers see and builders build is typically driven by what architects design and specify. When it comes to innovation and green building the architects can make a … Continue reading

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MN Department of Commerce Has Excellent Home Energy Guide

Each region of the country is different when it comes to home energy needs. However, they are all the same in one respect: properly sealing and insulating a home saves a homeowner money whether it’s cold in Minnesota, steaming in … Continue reading

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CIMA Member Advanced Fiber Supplies Insulation For Major Ohio Retrofit

A block-by-block retrofit project in the small town of Murray City, Ohio, that included cellulose insulation provided by CIMA member Advanced Fiber Technology, is an excellent example of the effective implementation of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and Weatherization Assistance … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff Deal Saved Consumer Energy Tax Credits

Consumers who invested in new insulation, water heaters, air conditioners, boilers and other qualifying appliances will be able to claim the 25C federal tax credit when they file their 2012 taxes. Thanks to the last ditch effort on the compromise … Continue reading

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