Innovative Energy to display astroECO at Metalcon

Metalcon InternationalWe will be displaying astroECO, our leading environmentally-friendly reflective insulation product line, at Metalcon next week so if you’re attending the show be sure to stop by our booth #1508. Joe Dewes, executive director of the Commercial Division, will be on hand to discuss our products and answer any questions. We’ll also be handing out free packets featuring installation guidelines and tips for installing astroECO or AstroShield reflective insulation.

Metalcon International takes place Oct. 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. We will have all of our building insulation products on display at the show, but astroECO is always the main draw because it is both environmentally-friendly and economically priced.

How Does astroECO Reflective Insulation Work?

astroECO features polyethylene bubble film manufactured from 25 percent recycled material sandwiched between two protective sheets, one or both of which has a metalized aluminum surface. This metalized film blocks 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, dramatically improving thermal performance and energy efficiency while keeping energy costs lower and interior spaces more comfortable. In the summer, astroECO installed in the walls and ceilings of a building will reflect the heat before it can enter. In the winter, astroECO holds the heat in because of the metalized surface’s low emittance.

Radiant heat is one of the three ways that heat is transferred, and it is the primary mode of heat transfer in buildings. It occurs when infrared rays cross air spaces from one surface to another. Whereas mass insulation slows down heat transfer, reflective insulation will stop up to 94 percent of radiant heat transfer, therefore improving overall thermal performance. Other benefits of astroECO reflective insulation products include:

  • Made in the USA
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs
  • Class A/Class 1 flame and smoke rating
  • Thin and lightweight products
  • Easy and safe to install; no special tools or protective clothing required

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Logistics manager’s last day at Innovative Energy

Andrea Day
Andrea Day was surprised with cake, roses and a Pandora bracelet on her last day at Innovative Energy.

Fridays are usually the most anticipated day of the week in many offices, including ours. But that was not the case this past Friday here at Innovative Energy as we held a farewell celebration for our logistics manager, Andrea Day.

Day has been a part of the Innovative Energy team for eight years. She recently balanced work and classes as she completed her first year of graduate school in pursuit of a master’s degree in education. But in preparation for the upcoming fall semester, Day decided that it was time to focus solely on her classes.

To mark the bittersweet occasion, employees gathered in the break room to surprise Day with cake, roses and a Pandora bracelet.

“It was our pleasure to work with Andrea for the past eight years. Hard-working, dependable, trustworthy, honest and innovative are just a few words to describe her, the list is long,” said Carrie Smith, office manager.

“We will miss her here, especially her signature laugh and sense of humor, but we wish her the very best and support her decision to leave the company to further her education and make this world a better place.”

On Monday, Day reflected on her first work-free work day.

“When I passed IE, I felt an ache in my heart. I knew today was going to be hard on me,” she said. “I don’t think it’s going to get better anytime soon.”

However, we think that it might get easier for her sooner rather than later … right about the time she starts to become overwhelmed with school work.

Good luck Andrea!

For more photos from the farewell celebration, visit our Facebook page.

Cook-off time at Innovative Energy

Winners of Innovative Energy's cook-off
Lisa Sizemore (middle) won first place in the guacamole cook-off while Tammy Snyder (left) came in second place and Wendy Brownewell (right) came in third place.

We may not be in the food industry, (although we do offer insulated packaging products for those who are) but Innovative Energy employees sure can cook. This was evident at yesterday’s company potluck where an array of dishes, including tacos, salsas, rice and bean dip – not to mention the desserts – were enjoyed.

What was the occasion? Just a good old-fashioned cook-off. The featured dish – Guacamole.

Guacamole dishes
There were five entries in the guacamole cook-off. The winning recipes can be seen in this photo as numbers 1, 5 and 4 respectively.

Five employees decided to throw their best guacamole recipe into the mix to see who would be crowned this year’s cook-off champion. With only one vote left to be tallied, Lisa Sizemore, sales assistant in the Commercial Division, and Tammy Snyder, executive director of the Packaging Division, were tied for first place.

The last vote put Sizemore ahead and she was awarded the big spoon – our cook-off trophy. Snyder walked away with second place while Wendy Brownewell, logistics manager, picked up third.

Innovative Energy offers the most complete line of reflective insulation products — from building insulation products to materials for OEM and packaging applications. With a wealth of technical expertise, company representatives are always available to direct customers to the products that best fulfill their needs and requirements. For more information, call 800-776-3645 or visit www.insul.net.

Innovative Energy Inc. launches e-Newsletter

Innovative Energy Launches eNewsletter
The newsletter features several exclusive sales.

We officially launched our monthly e-Newsletter today. Every issue will be filled with educational articles, downloadable guides and other materials, product-related videos and, of course, exclusive sales.

This inaugural issue features several exclusive sales as well as an article discussing the importance of reflective insulations and radiant barriers at a time when most of the country is suffering from record-breaking heat waves. The e-Newsletter also contains a free six-page guide for installing reflective insulation  as well as a video demonstrating the ability of R+HEATSHIELD radiant barrier  to reduce radiant heat transfer.

Innovative Energy offers the most complete line of reflective insulation products — from products for the building industry to materials for OEM and packaging applications. With a wealth of technical expertise, company representatives are always available to direct customers to the products that best fulfill their needs and requirements.

For more information about Innovative Energy or reflective insulation products, call 800-776-3645 or visit www.insul.net.

Innovative Energy launches Arctic Package program for RV manufacturers

This hot box test demonstrates how the addition of R+HEATSHIELD radiant barrier enhances the ability of conventional mass insulation to reduce heat transfer.

Innovative Energy, Inc., an Indiana-based manufacturer of reflective insulation products, recently launched a program to support RV manufacturers who install its R+HEATSHIELD® radiant barrier in their RVs.

Arctic Package® is an example of a hybrid insulation system whereby the performance of conventional mass insulation used in RVs is enhanced by the addition of R+HEATSHIELD® radiant barrier. Innovative Energy plans to establish Arctic Package® as a feature RVers come to recognize as a symbol of energy efficiency and comfort in RVs, while also establishing it as a feature RV manufacturers recognize as marketable. The company will offer educational and promotional materials for manufacturers to pass along to consumers, and it will also conduct various efforts to build brand awareness among the RV community.

Above all, Innovative Energy will help RV manufacturers relay to their customers the benefits of having their RV outfitted with the Arctic Package®. With this program, consumers will understand exactly what they’re getting when they see a RV outfitted with the Arctic Package® – increased thermal protection that is going to help keep them more comfortable in extreme hot and cold climates, and save them money on their heating and cooling costs.

“We’ve already received positive feedback from the RV manufacturers that we’ve presented this program to. As we move forward with the launching of the Arctic Package® program, we expect support from manufactures and consumers to increase,” said Eric Baker, executive director of RV and technical for Innovative Energy.

To learn more about the Arctic Package®, contact Innovative Energy at 800-776-3645, or visit www.insul.net­­­.