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CBC Marketplace Episode Offers the Keys for Protection in Home Insulation

OTTAWA Oct. 28, 2013 – The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance wishes to applaud the CBC’s Marketplace episode that aired Friday night outlining the dangers of spray foam insulation.

“Not all products are created equal. As home owners strive towards energy efficiency and embrace one of the best ways of making their homes more airtight, acknowledging the dangers of choosing the right type of insulation and a qualified contractor, is paramount,” said Elizabeth McDonald, CEEA President and CEO. “As with all things, not all insulations are suitable to each home and must be judged on a case-by-case basis by certified professionals.”CEEA encourages home owners to continue to invest in energy efficient measures. The building envelope is a critical component to reducing Green House Gases (GHGs) as well as your utility bill.  Consumers have choices when it comes to contractors as well as insulation materials.

CEEA encourages home owners to continue to invest in energy efficient measures. The building envelope is a critical component to reducing Green House Gases (GHGs) as well as your utility bill. Consumers have choices when it comes to contractors as well as insulation materials.

“We are pleased to see that consumers are striving for energy efficiency. After all the most affordable energy is the energy not used,” said McDonald. “Consumers should protect themselves and become more informed’, hire qualified installers and know the risks in any alterations done to their homes.”

For more information on energy efficiency renovations, hiring a contractor and insulation materials go to:

Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency

Access problem product database

NAIMA Canada, insulation installation info

About CEEA
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) is the country’s leading independent advocate promoting the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency. The not-for-profit works with the federal and provincial governments, and stakeholders, to ensure energy efficiency is a priority for all sectors of the economy. By monitoring, examining and developing energy efficient public policy ideas, programs and standards, CEEA is an effective resource for policy makers, businesses, consumers, energy companies and environmental groups.

For more information:
Sylvie Powell
MédiaLane Communications
613-290-1497