High Performance Insulation for High Performance Buildings: Johns Manville to Deliver Techniques for Maximizing Insulation Performance at IBS 2017

Johns Manville (JM), a global building products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, will share energy performance expertise and insights at the High Performance Building Zone (HPBZ) at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando. Through a live demonstration and product showcase in a mock home structure, HPBZ is helping builders tackle the pressures of addressing energy performance goals and environmental preferences of customers through a broad range of products and building science insights.

The High Performance Building Zone (Booth W6157) showcases best practices for improving efficiency in all areas of the home – from basements to walls to the roof. Each day, the HPBZ Demonstration Stage will offer a series of 30-minute presentations showcasing various building components and the latest methods, tips and tricks used in high-performance building technique. Throughout the week, HPBZ visitors will get a complete look at how key components can add up to a high performance home.

On Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m., JM Building Scientist JR Babineau and Field Technical Leader Tom Calzavara will highlight insulation’s increasingly important role in building efficiency during the High Performance Insulation Solutions… Done Rightpresentation. Join Babineau and Calzavara to learn key insights into meeting and exceeding evolving energy codes and how a diversified selection of insulation and air-sealing products can help meet home buyer needs and project budgets.

“We look forward to our continued participation in IBS, as a way to interact with our customers, while showcasing our complete line of insulation products backed by sound building science,” said Joe Smith, vice president and general manager of Building Insulation at Johns Manville. “We’re excited to participate in the High Performance Building Zone and give participants a complete look at ways to increase performance through installation best practices, while meeting project goals and code compliance.”

JM insulation products can also be found in the first-ever HPBZ Building Performance Lab , a small, finished model home offering visitors a chance to see high-performance products in action. The Building Performance Lab will include:

  • JM Formaldehyde-Free™ Fiber Glass Insulation
  • JM AP™ Foil-Faced Foam Sheathing
  • JM Formaldehyde-Free™ Climate Pro® Blown-In-Blanket® System (BIBS®)
  • JM Corbond III®
  • JM Corbond® Open-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam
  • A two-part hybrid system of JM Corbond III® Closed-Cell Spray Foam and Formaldehyde-Free™ Fiber Glass Batts

Additionally, the JM Booth (Booth W6359) will showcase the company’s complete line of insulation products, and demonstrate how hybrid solutions can lead to a more energy efficient structure. Experts will be on hand for one-on-one conversations and interviews. To schedule a meeting with JM representatives, contact Kelly Nash (knash@linhartpr.com).

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE:BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Linhart PR for Johns Manville Kelly Nash, 303-515-2404 knash@linhartpr.com