Cellulose Insulation In DOE Solar Decathlon
Washington, DC– CIMA member National Fiber sponsored two homes in 2011’s Solar Decathlon: Middlebury College and Parsons The New School for Design/Stevens Institute of Technology.
National Fiber’s sponsorships included the donation and shipment of product, on-site technical training and installation assistance, as well as marketing and PR support. National Fiber also assisted in the construction of cellulose insulation wall-cutaway displays to aid the students’ on-site educational presentation of how the product works. Four National Fiber staff members traveled to Washington DC to oversee the representation of cellulose insulation, and to research and assess the competition as a whole.
The 2011 winners were announced on October 2. The small liberal arts college Middlebury finished fourth receiving a distinguished Honorable Mention, no small feat against engineering schools from Purdue and other powerhouse universities around the world. Their entry prominently displayed the benefits of cellulose insulation in the design. The school’s house was featured recently on PBS Nightly Business Report. (more…)