For over 148 years Johns Manville has been a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building products such as fiber glass insulation, commercial roofing, and HVAC systems. We are dedicated to improving the lives of homeowners by making their homes more comfortable, reducing their heating and cooling costs and improving their homes’ indoor air quality. JM is proud of our 10 years involvement with Air Mechanical as we share a common passion to promote resource and energy efficient home construction throughout the Grand Strand Area.
Our passion for resource and energy efficiency is driven by our desire to constantly innovate. In 2002, responding to growing concerns about the potential health effects of exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), JM became the first and only fiber glass manufacturer to eliminate formaldehyde from its fiber glass building insulation. JM Formaldehyde-free™ fiber glass building insulation delivers superior thermal performance that goes beyond keeping homes cool in the summer, warm in the winter and lowering energy bills. By reducing energy consumption, JM insulation is doing its part to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. When homes are adequately insulated, it takes less energy to heat and cool them, reducing the demand on power plants so they burn less fuel and release fewer pollutants into the air.
In addition to being energy efficient our Formaldehyde-free insulation also improves the indoor air quality of our homes and work environments. By building tighter, more energy efficient homes, polluted air is likely to become trapped indoors and breathed in by occupants, making it increasingly necessary to remove sources of formaldehyde from the home. In addition, by removing formaldehyde, we’ve eliminated binder-related emissions during our manufacturing process. As a result, our fiber glass manufacturing plants are the only ones exempt from EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations.
And we support curbside recycling. JM uses 90,000 tons of recycled content each year to make our insulation. Our manufacturing process incorporates 20 percent post-consumer and five percent post-industrial recycled glass into our products across North America. That’s more post-consumer recycled glass than other leading fiber glass insulation manufacturers. By providing an outlet for post-consumer waste, we help alleviate pressure on landfills and encourage curbside glass recycling programs. What’s not made from recycled materials is made from sand, an abundant and rapidly renewable resource.
A recent example of JM innovation is our Spider™ Custom Insulation System. Spider is the ideal insulation for new home construction and provides homeowners with superior energy efficiency without sacrificing indoor air quality. Spider is a spray-in formaldehyde-free fiber glass insulation that completely fills wall cavities, eliminating all gaps and voids where energy can escape. In addition to providing complete cavity coverage, Spider’s thermal performance is superior to most other spray-in systems reaching R-values of R-15 in a 2X4 wall cavity and R-23 in a 2×6 wall cavity. Because Spider is made from inorganic fiber glass, it’s naturally resistant to mold growth and fire.
For more information about Spider and other Formaldehyde-free™ products please visit www.jm-builder.com.