The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association supports the signing of H.R. 6 The Energy Policy Act of 2005 by President Bush, in Albuquerque, N.M., in August. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 is proposed to help Americans deal with rising energy costs by encouraging home improvements, such as advanced insulation that will reduce energy use.

Advanced insulation use among homeowners, homebuilders and commercial builders is an effort to improve energy efficiency in the United States, as well as reducing the nation's energy trade imbalance.

"We are pleased that Congress and the Bush Administration made a commitment to energy efficiency as part of their comprehensive energy strategy," said George Phelps, vice president, government and industry affairs for NAIMA. "It is more important than ever that Americans are encouraged to reduce their home's energy usage through tax credits and education. Technology like advanced insulation can help achieve the nation's goals of controlling energy costs and preserving our environment."

H.R. 6 includes consumer and builder tax credits to increase the energy efficiency of new and existing homes and commercial buildings to a prescribed level that surpasses the current minimum building energy codes.