JM THROWS WEIGHT BEHIND PROPOSED HOMESTAR PROGRAM
Johns Manville joined President Obama earlier this month in Savannah, Ga., to support a proposed energy-efficiency program that will create jobs and help families save money on energy costs.
The President was in Savannah to outline the proposed Homestar program, new legislation designed to help create jobs by offering rebates that encourage homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Under the planned program, popularly known as “Cash for Caulkers,” consumers can be eligible for rebates between $1,000 and $1,500 for a variety of home upgrades, including adding insulation and sealing leaky ducts. Consumers getting home energy audits and then making changes to reduce energy costs by at least 20 percent will be eligible for up to $3,000 in rebates. Additional rebates will be available for savings achieved above 20 percent.
In addition to the proposed Homestar program, Johns Manville publishes information on other federal, state and local rebates, as well as home energy audit tools, on its Web site www.jmhomeowner.com. The company’s building insulation meets both the Tier 2 insulation standards under the 2010 California Green Building Code as well as the updated 2010 ES-1350 standard for the residential environment.