Innovative Energy employees embrace the spirit of giving

Innovative Energy employees begin to gather for their annual Christmas party. The employees raised more than $600 for a local family in need through a silent auction and donations.

The employees of Innovative Energy came together last week to raise more than $600 for a local family in need. Everyone from the production workers and office staff to the executive directors and the company’s president took part in a silent auction and then donated additional funds during the company’s Christmas party.

With the help of Lowell town officials, employees learned of a local family struggling to endure through financial hardships and the unexpected loss of the children’s mother. The funds will be used to provide Christmas gifts for the family, with the children’s primary request being for clothing. The silent auction raised $381, to which company employees added an additional $250 in personal donations.

This was the first time Innovative Energy conducted a fund-raising silent auction as part of its company Christmas party, but everyone was very pleased with the end result. The company plans to make this an annual event.

“This was more than just a company donation, it was kindhearted people coming together to help a neighbor,” Carl Kurek, an employee of Innovative Energy, said. “Everyone just really felt for this family and was happy, more than happy, to be able to offer them some assistance.”

Innovative Energy has been cemented in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland area since the company was formed in 1980. Its headquarters have been located in Lowell, Ind. since 1995. >From reflective insulation and radiant barriers to temperature-sensitive packaging, the company has been a leader in developing energy-conserving products through reflective technology. For more information about Innovative Energy, click here.

If you would like to help a needy family in your area this holiday season, contact your local town or city hall.

Home Insulation Kits talks reflective insulation and radiant barriers

Jim Kouns of Home Insulation Kits speaks about reflective insulation and radiant barriers at the NWI Green Building Alliance seminar.

Late last week, the Northwest Indiana Green Building Alliance held a free seminar highlighting HVAC systems and radiant barriers, as well as renewable energy options. At the seminar, Jim Kouns of Home Insulation Kits gave a presentation that focused on the applications and efficiencies of reflective insulation and radiant barriers.

Kouns cited a chart depicting energy consumption in residential buildings created by the Department of Energy. He then went on to discuss how reflective insulation and radiant barriers can help control radiant heat loss or gain in numerous residential applications. The applications Kouns touched on most were basement ceilings, HVAC duct work, garage doors, hot water heaters and crawlspaces. To learn more about using reflective insulation and radiant barriers in residential buildings, click here.

Kouns was well received by the audience and answered questions throughout his presentation from intrigued members of the crowd; nearly all of whom stopped at his display table to gather more information before leaving the event.

Home Insulation Kits, owned and operated by the Kouns family since 2009, is a distributor of Innovative Energy’s residential building insulation products. For more information, contact Home Insulation Kits at 219-508-3377, or stay connected with them on Facebook.