Made in the U.S.A.: Efficiency Materials 

Here’s some good news……

By Kate Galbraith at the New York Times Green Inc. blog: While solar and wind manufacturers struggle to fend off Chinese competition, energy efficiency equipment seems to have no such problem. According to a recent study commissioned by efficiency advocates, equipment like caulking and insulation — basic tools for retrofitting the country’s homes and businesses — is almost entirely made in the United States. About 96 percent of caulking used domestically is made here, the study said, and various types of attic and wall insulation, as well as spray foam and duct sheet metal, are all over 90 percent American-manufactured. Even 96 percent of replacement windows for American buildings are made here. Read more

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