4 Reasons to Get Off the Power Grid

When it comes to powering our homes, most of us rely on the national grid, but off-grid solar energy offers the opportunity to be self-sufficient, eco-friendly and, most of all, safe and secure in the event of a disaster.

Micro-grids are freestanding units that are separated from the national grid, with their own interdependent power stations, so they’re not dependent on massive power plants or lines, the way most households and businesses are, including those with ordinary solar power.

Joseph Mangum, owner of Sunnyside Solar in Brattleboro traveled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, where nearly everyone on the island was left without power – because the majority of them were on one interconnected grid.

Mangum helped set up brand new independent power systems in Puerto Rico, and now believes more than ever that everyone would benefit from being proactive and setting themselves up with independent solar power.

Here are four reasons to consider installing solar micro-grids.

1. If Disaster Strikes, You’re Covered

Moving your water, lighting and refrigerator to a back-up panel system could make a world of difference if the national grid goes down due to a hurricane or other natural disaster.

“Isolating these circuits means if the entire grid goes down around you, then you’re there with power. You have a working water pump,” Mangum says. “I think you can make it through anything that’s going on if you have lights, water and fresh food. At the end of the day, that’s what we need more than anything.”

2. It’s a Win For the Environment, Too

Going solar is also a chance to go green. Because you’re producing power from the sun, you’re helping reduce carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. So while you’re setting up for safety and security, you’re also helping protect the planet from climate change. 

3. You’ll Gain Peace of Mind

Even if there’s no disaster on the horizon, with your own independent solar energy system, you can rest easy knowing you’re prepared when one arrives. You won’t just be able to keep your lights on and your water flowing – you’ll also have a way to keep your cell phone charged so you can communicate and get help if you need it.

“What is the value of peace of mind and security?” Mangum says. “Is there a real cost to have peace of mind? Knowing you can feed your family and have clean water – is there really a price of that?”

4. You’ll Be More Self-Reliant and Self-Sufficient

Once you’ve set up solar micro-grids, you’re less dependent on the massive national grid and major power plants. If everyone else loses power, you’ll continue to rely on your own resources.

Sunnyside Solar in Brattleboro, VT, has been in business for more than 30 years. They call themselves the “gentle” electric company that is “bringing renewable energy to Main Street, USA.” For more information about solar micro-grids and nano-grids, or to schedule an appointment, visit their website at SunnysideSolar.com or call (802) 280-7319.

TCI, Winner of Taiwan’s Excellence in Business Award, Turns …

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, roughly one third of food produced for human consumption gets wasted before it ever reaches consumers. This wasted food takes up landfill space and generates methane emissions. Most farmers lack the resources to deal with trash a better way, but, better solutions exist.



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TCI, a contract manufacturer of dietary supplements, functional beverages and skin care cosmetics, is the first company from Taiwan to commit to using 100% renewable electricity through RE100. TCI believes waste is just a misplaced resource. For fruits and plants, leftovers and over ripened pieces create an opportunity to make valuable compounds.

In addition to sourcing farm products from global farmers, TCI works closely with local Taiwanese farmers. TCI’s engineers developed methods to turn banana peels, peanut shells, etc., into valuable compounds using anaerobic fermentation with specialized micro-organisms.

Back in the lab scientists use them as precursors for products, or to create natural anti-microbial compounds without relying on industrial potentially harmful cleaners. With these compounds they can even create natural anti-anxiety, sleep aid supplements, and much more!

Recovering the waste on the farms helps reduce the need to import these compounds from abroad and shrinks down waste. Best of all, the enzymes from the decomposition help fertilize the soils, increasing yields for next year’s crop.

As a product developer and manufacturer, TCI has continuously unveiled technological breakthroughs in the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical industries. The company’s ability to uncover the hidden potential in various natural ingredients has opened up all kinds of possibilities in development of products and prophylaxis for healthy lifestyles.

Earlier this year, TCI has committed to sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2030, with an interim target of 30% by 2020. This year, due to a sizeable investment, they anticipate reaching 25% renewable energy by year-end.

“Environmental responsibility remains a strategic focus at TCI,” said Vincent Lin, TCI’s chairman. “Manufacturers have a clear role to play. It’s not just about cost saving, it’s about creating a cleaner world for our customers and their families,” Lin said.

They plan to achieve this goal through purchasing renewable energy and developing new solar plants. Taiwan’s new T-REC program enables TCI to selectively purchase renewable energy from the grid, sending a strong signal of support across the island.

On June 13th, TCI was recognized with the Taiwan Excellence in Business Award by Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau for their dedication to circular innovation and efforts on sourcing 100% renewable energy.

To officially welcome TCI’s membership in the RE100, Sam Kimmins who runs the campaign, visited TCI’s headquarters in Taipei as well as the LEED gold certified factory in Pingtung. Kimmins was impressed with the innovative technology at the green factory.

“By committing to 100% renewable electricity through RE100, TCI is demonstrating their long-term approach to business, and a deep understanding of their international business customers’ needs. By calling on other businesses in Taiwan to also commit to RE100, TCI is taking a leading role in driving forward a clean energy economy in Taiwan“, said Kimmins during his trip.

TCI hopes it can pioneer a renewable future for Taiwan and encourage other companies to follow it’s example.

“Long recognized for its high quality and safe biomedical products, our company is excited to lead Taiwan in renewable energy progress and going green,” Lin said. TCI works closely with brands in the planning process, using its combined marketing strategies and extensive experience to develop effective products with intuitive features to meet consumers’ demands. As customers demand more responsible production, TCI looks forward to collaborating with its partners and clients to meet this critical need.

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Global Insulation Industry

NEW YORK, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Insulation in US$ by the following Product Segments and End-Use Applications:  Product Segments – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Others;  End-Use Applications – Non-Residential, Residential, and Others.

Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05112904

 The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East Africa, and Latin America.  Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 123 companies including many key and niche players such as:
–   3M Company
–  Armacell International S.A.
– Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
–  BASF SE
–  BNZ Materials, Inc.
–  Cabot Corporation

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INSULATION MCP-1023 A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Insulation: Starting Point for Preventing Energy Loss, Raising Energy Efficiency and Solving Climate Challenges
Growth Drivers for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10 (10 – High Impact; 1 – Low Impact)
Growth Dampeners for the Insulation Market: On a Scale 1 -10 (10 – High Impact; 1 – Low Impact)
Growth Drivers in a Nutshell
Key Opportunities and Challenges Summarized
Myriad Benefits of Insulation Drives Widespread Adoption
Increased Energy Efficiency
Preventing Moisture Condensation
Reduction in Size and Capacity of New Machineries
Improvement in Process Performance
Protecting the Environment through Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Protection and Safety of Personnel
Protection against Outbreak of Fire
Reduction in Noise Levels
Optimization of ROI
Enhanced Appearance
Spiraling Electricity Appetite from Ballooning Global Population and the Resulting Need for Energy Efficiency: The Fundamental Growth Driver
Table 1: World Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2000, 2010, 2015, 2020, 2030, 2040, and 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2: Projected Global Demand for Primary Energy (Mtoe) and Electricity (MWh): 2015, 2020, 2025, 2030 2035 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3: Percentage Breakdown of Global Primary Energy Consumption for Major OECD and Non-OECD Countries for the Years 2010, 2020, 2030 2040
Table 4: Global Delivered Energy Consumption (quadrillion Btu) by End-use Sector (2012, 2020, 2025, 2030, and 2035) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Global Market Outlook
The US Europe: Steady Growth Projected for the Matured Markets
Developing Countries Spearhead Current and Future Market Growth
Table 5: Global Insulation Market – Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2016-2024: Asia-Pacific, Middle East Africa, Latin America, USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Insulation for Improving Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries

2. COMPETITION
Owens Corning: Leading Glass Fiber Insulation Company Worldwide
BASF: Leading Spray Foam Insulation Company Worldwide
Insulation Marketplace Witness Surge in MA Activity
Select Mergers Acquisitions in the Global Insulation Market (2014-2017): Brief Details of Year, Acquiring Company, Acquired Company, and Other Particulars
End-Users to Benefit from Changing Market Dynamics in Industrial Thermal Insulation
Insulation Manufacturers Face Shortage of Talent
Manufacturers Benefit from Expanding Scope of Applications in Non-Core Sectors
Manufacturers in Developed Countries Move Production Base to Developing Markets

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS
Focus on Making Homes Highly Energy Efficient Drives Demand in the Largest Application Area of Residential Buildings
Passive House Standards: The Future of Building Insulation
Energy Conservation Regulations and Green House Gas Emission Reduction Targets: Opportunities Galore in the Building Sector
Demand for Roof Insulation Driven by Climate Change and Increase in Global Temperatures
Positive Outlook for the Global Construction Offers Growth Opportunities
Table 6: Global Construction Output by Country (2016): Breakdown of Construction Output (US$ Billion) and Percentage Change by 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7: Percentage Contribution to Growth in Global Construction Output by Major Countries over the Period 2010-2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector: 2015-2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: Global Construction Market by Region (2015 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending for Asia, Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Building Renovations Remodeling: A Key Revenue Contributor
Table 10: Global Infrastructure Spending (in US$ Trillion) by Region/Country Over the Period 2010-2030
Table 11: Global Infrastructure Spending Estimates (in US$ Trillion) by Sector Over the Period 2013-2030
The Critical Nature of Insulation in Safeguarding System Performance Drives Demand in Industrial Applications
Insulating Hot Pipes for Enhanced Efficiency and Safety
Maintain Desirable Temperature
Handling Temperature-Sensitive Tanks
Blankets for Equipment Insulation
Prevent Noise Pollution
Protecting Cooling Ducts from Radiant Heat
Protecting Sensitive Electronics
Safeguarding Metal Structures
Superior Attributes of High Temperature Insulation Materials Drive Adoption in Various Temperature Intensive Applications
Table 12: Global High Temperature Insulation (HTI) Materials Market (Annual Sales Figures in Tons): 2014, 2016, and 2018P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: Global High Temperature Insulation (HTI) Materials Market by End-Use Sector (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Aluminum, Cement, Ceramics, Glass, Petrochemicals, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
The Energy Efficiency Attribute of HTI Drives Market Gains
End-users Switch from Synthetic RCF to Bio-based Insulation Materials
Temperature Resistant Properties of High-Temperature Insulation Wools Spur Demand
Growing Demand for High Temperature Insulation in Oil and Gas Production
Other Important Application Sectors for High Temperature Insulation
Stringent Environmental Regulations Foster Growth Opportunities
Natural Insulation Products: A Market Niche in the Making
Demand from Basic as well as High-tech Industries Drive Faster Market Growth for Fiberglass
LNG Conversion Plants and HVAC Applications Spur Strong Demand
Key Dampeners for Widespread Adoption of Fiberglass Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation (SPF): One of the Fastest Growing Foamed Plastic Segments
The United States: Largest SPF Producing Country Worldwide
European Spray Foam Market Offer Significant Potential
Spray Foam Building Insulation Market in China: In a State of Despair
Spray Foam Market in South America: Low Energy Prices Play Spoilsport
One-Component Spray Polyurethane Foams Experience Demand Growth
Growing Popularity of Advanced Insulation Materials Benefit Market Expansion
Aerogels for Multifunctional Insulation Materials
Aerogels Usage in Industrial Thermal Insulation Hindered by High Production Costs
Table 14: World Market for Aerogels (2006-2016): End-Use Markets Ranked by Growth in Terms of Revenue – Thermal Acoustic Insulation, Consumer Products, Sensors Instrumentation, Medical Energy, Aerospace, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Increasing Aircraft Deliveries and Prominence of Lightweight Insulation Materials Drive Demand in the Aerospace Sector
Table 15: Global Aircraft Deliveries Estimates and Forecasts (2014 – 2020) (in Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: Demand for New Airplanes by Region (2015-2035) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Robust Power Generation Activity Fuels Demand for Insulation
Insulation Coatings for Solar Power Plants
Planned Insulation during Construction Phase Crucial for Oil and Gas Plants
Rising Prominence of Low Temperature/Cold Insulation in the Food Cold Chain
Growing Prominence of Worker Safety, Healthy Indoor Environment, and Sustainability Augurs Well for Mechanical Insulation
Mechanical Insulation: Challenges and Opportunities
Efficiency in Addressing Thermal Issues, Filtration Challenges, and Noise Reduction Drive Demand in Automobiles Manufacturing
Growing Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles Production: Important Opportunity Indicators
Table 17: World Production of Passenger Cars: Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000 Units for Years 2017 2020 by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: World Production of Commercial Vehicles: Breakdown of Annual Production Figures in ‘000 Units for Years 2017 2020 by Geographic Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Non-Wovens Rapidly Gain Traction in Automotive Insulation Applications
Spray-on Thermal Insulation Coatings Suitable for Heavy Duty Vehicles
Cellulose Offers Huge Untapped Market Potential
Usage of Recycled Raw Materials in Insulation Products Surges
Recycled Consumer Glass in Production of Glass Wool
Vacuum Thermal Insulation Gains Ground in Industrial Applications, Bodes Well for the Market
Superior Thermal Performance Spurs Demand for Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)
VIPs for Enhanced Thermal Insulation
Key Challenges
Exponential Increase in Global Urban Population: A Major Growth Driver Boosting Market Demand
Table 19: World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 1990, 2014 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Increasing Focus on Machine Condition Monitoring Fuels Replacement Demand

4. INNOVATIONS AND ADVANCEMENTS
Innovative Bio-based Insulation Materials for the Construction Industry
Select Innovative Industrial Insulation Solutions
Reflective Insulation in Cooling Ducts Application
Acoustic Insulation Inhibits Noise Pollution at Industrial Sites
Fiberglass and Reflective Insulation for Metal Buildings
proEnergyTec Thermal Insulation Technology
The OSIRYS and VIP4ALL Projects
eShieldâ„¢: A Revolutionary Home Insulation Product
LiquidArmor
HP Wall Systems from BASF
SL80/80 from NanaWall Systems
Innovative Materials Transform the Insulation Landscape
Calostat® Thermal Insulation Board
ContiTech Develops Conti® Thermo-Protect, a New Insulation Material for Complex Piping Systems
Gas-Filled Panels
Advanced Polyurethane Insulation for Appliances from Dow

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
Icynene Launches Closed-cell Spray Foam Insulation Product
Johns Manville to Launch Water-Resistant Insulation Product
BASF Unveils Eco-Friendly Spray Foam Insulation Product
Polartec Introduces Synthetic Insulation Product
Demilec Introduces New Air Barrier Spray Foam Insulation
Dow Introduces Low-Pressure Premium Foam Insulation
Owens Corning Launches Mineral Wool Insulation Solutions
Recticel Introduces Higher-Insulation Foam Solutions
URSA Introduces Blow-in Mineral Wool Insulation Products
Autins Group Introduces Insulation Materials for Aerospace Applications
PrimaLoft Launches High-Performance Insulation Systems
LafargeHolcim Introduces Mineral Insulation
Kingspan Unveils Range of Rigid Thermoset Insulation
Primaloft Introduces Primaloft Gold Insulation Eco
Dow Building Solutions Introduces Extruded Polystyrene Roofing Insulation

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Owens Corning Takes Over Pittsburgh Corning
Saint-Gobain to Take Over Glava A/S
Recticel to Invest in Greenfield Manufacturing Plant in Finland
TopBuild Takes Over Canyon Insulation
ROCKWOOL to Construct Production Plant in West Virginia
PPG to Divest Fiberglass Business to Nippon Electric Glass
Huntsman to Merge with Clariant
Hitachi Chemical to Take Over Share of ISOLITE
TopBuild Takes Over Superior Insulation Products
Armacell to Construct New Manufacturing Plant in Bahrain
Foundation Building Materials Takes Over Trident Distribution
TopBuild Takes Over Capital Insulation
Jackon Group Takes over ThermiSol
Recticel to Invest in Production Capacity Expansion in the UK
ROCKWOOL Adopts New Brand Identity
Firestone to Take Over Gaco
DMB Takes Over DBW Group
Beacon Roofing Supply Takes Over Eco Insulation Supply
Armacell Takes Over Nomaco’s Insulation Business
Johns Manville Receives Pollution Prevention Award
Xella International to Acquire URSA
Luyang Energy-Saving Materials to Expand Mineral Wool Insulation Facility
Sika to Take Over Rmax Business
Recticel Inks Production Joint Venture with TURNA
PPG Divests Shares to Nan Ya Plastics
Dow Produces STYROFOAMâ„¢ Brand XPS Insulation
Installed Building Products to Take Over Trilok Industries
Armacell Takes Over PoliPex
TechnoNICOL Acquires Superglass
Hunton Fiber Takes Over Dansk Træfiberisolering
ROCKWOOL Introduces New Manufacturing Portfolio
FBM to Take over Winroc/SPI
ContiTech Inks Partnership with L’ISOLANTE K-FLEX
Cabot Partners with Johns Manville
Ohio Group Takes over Alpine Insulation
BRACE Industrial Firm Takes Over Advanced Industrial Services
PPG Sells Fiber Glass Operations to Nippon Electric Glass
Installed Building Products Takes Over Marshall Insulation
Armacell Establishes Manufacturing Plant in Russia

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS
3M Company (USA)
Armacell International S.A. (Luxembourg)
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (USA)
BASF SE (Germany)
BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany)
BNZ Materials, Inc. (USA)
Cabot Corporation (USA)
Cellofoam North America, Inc. (USA)
CNBM International Corporation (China)
ContiTech AG (Germany)
DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH (Germany)
Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
Flachshaus GmbH (Germany)
Fletcher Insulation (Australia)
Flumroc AG (Switzerland)
G+H Isolierung GmbH (Germany)
GAF (USA)
Huntsman Corporation (USA)
Icynene Inc. (Canada)
Insulcon Group (Belgium)
Johns Manville (USA)
Industrial Insulation Group LLC (USA)
Kingspan Group Plc (Ireland)
Knauf Insulation Holding GmbH (Germany)
Knauf Insulation Ltd. (UK)
LG Hausys, Ltd. (South Korea)
L’Isolante K-Flex S.p.A. (Italy)
Masterplast Group International (Hungary)
Promat International (Belgium)
Microtherm N.V. (Belgium)
Morgan Advanced Materials (UK)
Porextherm Dämmstoffe GmbH (Germany)
Owens Corning (USA)
Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (USA)
Paroc Oy AB (Finland)
PPG Industries (USA)
Recticel S.A (Belgium)
Rockwool International A/S (Denmark)
Rockwool Ltd. (UK)
Rockwool Manufacturing Company (USA)
Roxul, Inc. (Canada)
Saint-Gobain (France)
CertainTeed Corporation (USA)
Glava A/S (Norway)
Saint-Gobain ISOVER SA (France)
Sealed Air Corporation (USA)
Skamol A/S (Denmark)
StyroChem International (USA)
Superglass Insulation Ltd. (UK)
The Lindner Group (Germany)
Dow Building Solutions (USA)
Thermafiber, Inc. (USA)
Unifrax LLC (USA)
URSA Insulation, S.A (Spain)
USG Boral (Malaysia)
Xtratherm Limited (Ireland)

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 21: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: World Historic Review for Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Insulation Market by Product Segment
Table 24: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Fiberglass Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28: World Historic Review for Fiberglass Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29: World 14-Year Perspective for Fiberglass Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Mineral Wool Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31: World Historic Review for Mineral Wool Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: World 14-Year Perspective for Mineral Wool Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Other Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34: World Historic Review for Other Insulation by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: World 14-Year Perspective for Other Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Insulation Market by Application
Table 36: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation in Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37: World Historic Review for Insulation in Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38: World 14-Year Perspective for Insulation in Non-Residential Application by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation in Residential Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40: World Historic Review for Insulation in Residential Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: World 14-Year Perspective for Insulation in Residential Application by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42: World Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation in Other Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: World Historic Review for Insulation in Other Application by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 44: World 14-Year Perspective for Insulation in Other Application by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East Africa, and Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES
A.Market Analysis
Insulation Products to Witness Healthy Market Growth in the United States
Table 45: Energy Usage in the US by Sector (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Transportation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Opportunities and Challenges for the Insulation Industry in a Nutshell
Residential Sector Dominates the US Insulation Market
Recovery in Construction Activity to Drive Market Adoption
Table 46: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2016): Number of Housing Starts by Type – Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Projected Growth (%) of the US Construction Market over the Period 2012-2020 by Sector (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Massive Costs of Under Insulation and Damaged Insulation Benefit Replacement Demand
Mechanical Insulation Poised for Sustained Growth and Development
Education and Training Essential at Every Level
Evolution of Mechanical Insulation Technology
Uses of Mechanical Insulation
Recent Developments in Mechanical Insulation (MI) Technology
Goals Objectives of Mechanical Insulation (MI)
Recent Practices, Standards and Guides of MI Systems
Challenges and Opportunities
Demand for Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Upbeat
The US Market for Industrial Insulation: Noteworthy Trends
Energy Savings: Industrial Thermal Insulation Comes Up with the Answers
Expected Resurgence in Power and Industrial Markets
Focus on Eco-friendly Products: An Impetus for Cellulose Materials
Offshore Manufacturing Post Lucrative Results for Domestic Manufacturers
Industrial Thermal Insulation: Regulatory Environment in the US
Codes and Standards for Industrial Pipe Insulation
Labeling of the Insulation Products Becomes Mandatory
Key Challenges Confronting the US Insulation Market
Shortage of Skilled Personnel
Outdated Specifications
Need for Training on Insulation in Engineering Curriculum
Proper Planning and Maintenance Must for Optimal Performance of Insulation
Competitive Landscape
Table 48: Leading Insulation Manufacturers in the US (2017E): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for CertainTeed Corporation, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation, Owens Corning, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: Leading Residential Insulation Distributors and Installers in the US (2017E): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Home Centers, Installed Building Products (IBP), TopBuild Corp. (BLD), USI, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 50: The US Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51: The US Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52: The US 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 53: The US Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54: The US Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55: The US 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA
A.Market Analysis
Recovery in Residential and Non-Residential Construction Drive Market Demand
Table 56: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2016): Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts in Thousands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57: Canadian Non-Residential Construction Sector’s Capital Expenditure in US$ Billion: 2010-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate development
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 58: Canadian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59: Canadian Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 61: Canadian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62: Canadian Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN
A.Market Analysis
Fiscal Stimulus Policy Measures Promote Market Growth
Disaster Recovery Efforts Drive Housing, and Insulation Market Growth
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 64: Japanese Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 65: Japanese Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 66: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 67: Japanese Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68: Japanese Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 69: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Diverse Industrial Base and Cold Climate Conditions Drive Market Demand
Efficient Insulation to Cut Down Gas Imports in the EU
Bright Prospects for Industrial Insulation in the Region
Stringent Energy Efficiency Regulations Drives Market Adoption
Table 70: Energy Consumption for Space Heating in Select European Countries: Ranked by Energy Consumed for Space Heating as a Percentage of Overall Energy Consumption (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
The Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) Directive
Europe’s 2020 Program
Recovery in Construction Activity to Benefit Market Prospects
Table 71: Construction Industry in Europe (2014-2018): Percentage Change in Construction Output for Major Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B.Market Analytics
Table 72: European Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 73: European Historic Review for Insulation by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74: European 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Product Segment
Table 75: European Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 76: European Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 77: European 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 78: European Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 79: European Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 80: European 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 81: France Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 82: France Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 83: France 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 84: France Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 85: France Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 86: France 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 87: German Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 88: German Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 89: German 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 90: German Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 91: German Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 92: German 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. ITALY
A.Market Analysis
L’Isolante K-Flex S.p.A. – A Major Italy-Based Company
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 93: Italian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 94: Italian Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 95: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 96: Italian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 97: Italian Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 98: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Steady Recovery in the UK Housing Sector to Sustain Market Growth
Table 99: New Homes Registrations (in Thousands) in the UK by Country: 2007-2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Product Launch
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 100: UK Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 101: UK Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 102: UK 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 103: UK Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 104: UK Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 105: UK 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. SPAIN
A.Market Analysis
Corporate Development
URSA Insulation, S.A – A Major Spain-Based Company
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 106: Spain Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 107: Spain Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 108: Spain 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 109: Spain Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 110: Spain Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 111: Spain 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. RUSSIA
A.Market Analysis
A Combination of Favorable Factors Drives Healthy Market Growth
Strategic Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 112: Russian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 113: Russian Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 114: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 115: Russian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 116: Russian Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 117: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. REST OF EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 118: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 119: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 120: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 121: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 122: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 123: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Asian Countries Spearhead Global Market Growth
Table 124: Global Insulation Market – Geographic Regions Ranked by Value CAGR for 2015-2024: Asia-Pacific, Middle East Africa, United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Thermal Insulation to Improve Energy Efficiency in the Rapidly Expanding Manufacturing Sector
Upward Movement in Construction Activity to Drive Strong Market Growth
Table 125: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market by Region and Sector (2014-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Surge in Infrastructure Development Powers Demand Growth
China and India: Potential Laden Insulation Markets
B.Market Analytics
Table 126: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Geographic Region – China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 127: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Insulation by Geographic Region – China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 128: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Product Segment
Table 129: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 130: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 131: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 132: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 133: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 134: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. CHINA
A.Market Analysis
Rapidly Growing Construction and Industrial Sectors Drive Strong Market Growth
Key Growth Drivers in a Nutshell
Enforcement of Stringent Energy Saving Regulations Benefit Market Adoption
Table 135: Chinese Industrial Thermal Insulation Market by Application Sector (2017E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Demand for Domestic Appliances, Pipe Lagging, Process Plants, and Transportation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Booming Market for Green Buildings to Drive Market Demand
The Chinese Insulation Market: Influenced by Economic Trends
Key Challenges Facing the Chinese Thermal Insulation Market
Chinese Polyurethane Industry: The Largest in the World
Corporate Development
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 136: Chinese Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 137: Chinese Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 138: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 139: Chinese Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 140: Chinese Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 141: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. INDIA
A.Market Analysis
New Projects and Upgrading of Existing Infrastructure Offers Significant Growth Opportunities
Green Building Codes to Drive Building Insulation Demand in India
Lloyd Insulations (India) Limited – A Major India-Based Company
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 142: Indian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 143: Indian Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 144: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 145: Indian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 146: Indian Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 147: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c. SOUTH KOREA
A.Market Analysis
LG Hausys, Ltd. – A Major South Korea-Based Company
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 148: South Korean Recent Past, Current Future Analysis For Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 149: South Korean Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 150: South Korean 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 151: South Korean Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 152: South Korean Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 153: South Korean 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A.Market Analysis
Strategic Corporate Development
Select Key Players
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 154: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 155: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 156: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 157: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 158: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 159: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. MIDDLE EAST AFRICA
A.Market Analysis
Favorable Trends in the Construction Sector Bodes Well for Insulation Demand
Building Efficiency Codes Drive Demand for Insulation in the UAE
Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 160: The Middle East Africa Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 161: The Middle East Africa Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 162: The Middle East Africa 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 163: The Middle East Africa Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 164: The Middle East Africa Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 165: The Middle East Africa 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. LATIN AMERICA
A.Market Analysis
Growing Construction Industry in Latin America to Benefit Market Demand
B.Market Analytics
Table 166: Latin American Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Geographic Region – Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 167: Latin American Historic Review for Insulation by Geographic Region – Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 168: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Product Segment
Table 169: Latin American Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 170: Latin American Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 171: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Application Type
Table 172: Latin American Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 173: Latin American Historic Review for Insulation by Application Type – Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 174: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Application Type – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Non-Residential, Residential and Others Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7a. BRAZIL
A.Market Analysis
Corporate Development
B.Market Analytics
By Product Segment
Table 175: Brazilian Recent Past, Current Future Analysis for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 176: Brazilian Historic Review for Insulation by Product Segment – Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 177: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Insulation by Product Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Foamed Plastics, Fiberglass, Mineral Wool and Other Insulation Markets for Years 2011, 2017 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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How can Corporations Contribute in Saving Environment


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Almost every company has a section of social responsibility or sustainable businesses clinched on its websites filled with commitments of reductions in waste, emissions and use of plastic. But hardly any of them share the concrete stories which actually reflect some potential change at the ground level. These days the sections on CSR have become merely a fashion trend than a regular doer activity.

As much as the digital show for social causes has increased on social media, businesses have adopted an easy way out to show what good they are doing for the society.

Whether we take an example of Vedanta Inc, which has stolen the front page headlines in newspapers with its Sterlite copper plant case or we talk about the 2003 case of Coca-Cola where the company was stuck amid environmental litigations. All what corporates care about is profits and higher revenues.

On the World Environment Day, Entrepreneur India interacted with a few companies that are rolling their environment-friendly business models to bring an evolution in the business community on how much environment is necessary to have big money.  

Aim for a Pollution-free Environment

Amid the skyrocketing prices of fuel and rising levels of pollution, the idea of electric vehicles is the emerging trend in the automotive sector. With an aim to reduce pollution levels in the urban commutation, Twenty Two Motors is aiming to transform electric vehicles with the advanced technology. Sharing a brief about company Parveen Kharb, Co-Founder, Twenty Two Motors said, “Our main focus is on developing advanced connected electric vehicles and change the urban commutation landscape by providing robust smart vehicles to the technology savvy generation.”

He added that from product design to its usage, the company’s motive is to save environment and conserve energy, which is why they use very low discharge rate lithium ion batteries so when even the vehicle is idle, the battery consumption is limited.

Talking about the need of involving environment-friendly approach in businesses world over, he said, “If you implement eco-friendly policies and activities whether carbon footprint reduction or energy conservation, it ultimately drives us to get success in the long term. It ultimately results into successful sustainable businesses.”

Stand for Eco-friendly Working Spaces

While we work, do we care about the waste we have around us? This coworking space is on a crusade to bring change the way offices work. ABL Workspaces supports the sharing of space, supplies and other resources, thereby cutting down on basic wastefulness. In a chat with Entrepreneur India, Akshita Gupta, Co-founder of ABL Workspaces told, “The idea of having working spaces in close proximity to the metro was to provide an opportunity to commute in public transport rather than travelling privately.”

They follows a set of strict guidelines to follow by the companies. They have natural lighting, so until 5 in the evening lights don’t need to be switched on. Otherwise low energy LEDs light the space, and the walls have been painted with non-toxic paints.

Green coworking makes sense for coworkers both from a business perspective and from an environmental perspective.

In an advice to other companies, Gupta said, “Going green can stimulate innovation by forcing you to evaluate every aspect of your business and identify new, more efficient means of production.”

Dispensing Clean Water Through ATMs

To solve the problems of scarcity of water in India, Swajal is easing the water availability in every part of India. In the last five years, the company has installed over 400+ water ATMs in almost 14 states of India which face arsenic and fluoride contamination. Swajal’s water vending machines use solar power to process the system, and are 80 per cent cheaper than an RO system or water cooler in India, claimed company. While giving the brief about the company’s environment-friendly business idea, Advait Kumar, Co-founder Swajal said, “Our vision is to provide affordable, accessible and reliable clean drinking water to everyone.”

Talking about why is there a dire need to stand for eco-friendly economy, Kumar said, “Apart from warm-glow giving economic incentive a sound business needs to be environmental friendly to be able to withstand future needs. For example, electricity cost continue to increase and an environmental friendly approach to conserving energy can be a very strong economic incentive.”

Re-evaluating DRECP is waste of taxpayer money

Los Angeles can be an overwhelming place to live, especially for veterans. I often feel as if I’m surrounded by people who cannot relate to my experiences as a soldier in the United States Army. Luckily, I found my refuge and solace just a couple hours away in the California desert.

Being in the desert reminds me of where my military career took me, like the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s an environment where I feel equal to my civilian peers, not 10 years behind as I’m still working to catch up in my career since getting out of the military. With the desert as my backdrop, I feel comfortable sharing stories about my deployments and military career. The desert has played an integral role in my transition back to civilian life, both in allowing me solitude to remember my past and giving me the hope and wanderlust needed to create my future. I cannot imagine my life without the California desert.

That is why I cannot abide by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s concerted push to roll back protections on public lands for commercial development. In February, the Trump administration ordered a review of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), designed to balance the conservation of public lands with development of renewable energy in the environmentally-sensitive deserts of California. Experts confirm that the 400,000 acres authorized for development by the DRECP are beyond sufficient to generate enough energy for California to reach its mandate of running on 50 percent renewable energy by 2030.

The DRECP strikes an appropriate balance between land conservation and developing renewable energy sources like windmills and solar panels. Despite this, the Trump administration claims even more energy development is needed in the desert. By ordering a review of the DRECP, President Trump and Secretary Zinke are effectively opening the land for commercial activities that will close off public access, as would have happened in Juniper Flats if North Peak Wind had been built.

Re-evaluating the already-approved DRECP is a waste of taxpayer dollars and does a disservice to all stakeholders, including industry. The existing plan benefits renewable energy companies by providing access to existing data compiled through the DRECP rather than initiating expensive and lengthy new environmental studies, which helps streamline permit applications in specific, set-aside areas.

The millions of acres under the DRECP’s protection span seven counties and create wildlife corridors linking three national parks, five national forests, three national monuments, and 70 BLM wilderness areas. Jeopardizing the DRECP’s implementation risks the public’s access to millions of acres of lands in California, including national monuments and networks of vehicle trails. If these irreplaceable public lands are open for development, the iconic landscapes of the Mojave and Colorado deserts will be marred, Native American heritage sites will be destroyed, recreation areas will become inaccessible, and sensitive species will be at higher risk to endangerment and extinction through habitat destruction.

The Trump administration has made clear it does not value wilderness and public lands and Secretary Zinke continues to send a strong message that public lands are only valuable for their potential profits and not for their value to America’s heritage.

The existing DRECP is a shining example of achieving the responsible balance of energy production, conservation, and recreational uses of our public lands.

I am disappointed that Secretary Zinke, a fellow veteran, is willing to sacrifice our public lands so easily to the highest bidder, and without regard for the voices of the public. The desert is far too precious.

Allison Bailey is a veteran of the United States Army. She lives in Los Angeles.

Samsung Electronics Pivots to Renewable Energy

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SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire)Samsung Electronics revealed yesterday that it will be installing solar power generators at all of its business facilities in the U.S., Europe and China.

In Korea, some but not all facilities will be equipped with solar power generating systems.

To kick off the initiative, Samsung will install solar panels in parking lots and on rooftops at its Suwon campus spanning an area of 42,000 square meters.

Next year, solar power facilities will be put into place at the electronics giant’s Pyeongtaek campus, and a similar facility in Hwaseong by 2020.

Samsung explained that it plans to follow the government’s proposal to expand renewable energy use so that it accounts for 20 percent of all power consumption in the nation.

In line with this measure, Samsung says it will push forward efforts to use 100 percent renewable energy in its operations in the U.S., Europe and China, where infrastructure for renewable energy is more accessible.

Samsung also plans to become a member of the CDP Supply Chain Program, which will help manage the risks associated with climate change at Samsung’s partners.

In line with this plan, the Korean conglomerate will advise that its top 100 working partners reveal their status on renewable energy.

In response to Samsung’s eco-friendly announcement, Green Peace, the non-governmental environmental organization, said that it has been pressing Samsung to set an example for other companies by taking on business practices that are more sustainable for the environment.

As such, the environmental advocacy group welcomed Samsung’s new stance on renewable energy.

Kevin Lee (kevinlee@koreabizwire.com)


Department of Defense Explores Waste-to-Energy | Waste360

The Department of Defense (DoD) has a goal to produce or procure at least 25 percent of energy from renewable sources by Fiscal Year 2025. As of 2016, 12.6 percent of DoD’s energy was coming from renewable sources.

In its quest to go further, while managing its solid waste, individual branches have partnered with industry on waste-to-energy (WTE) projects and explored the feasibility of running their own projects.

DoD engages in WTE projects for environmental benefits and public health benefits, but, says Heather Babb, Department of Defense spokeswoman“If we can get heat, hot water or electricity in the process, that means less traditional fuel is consumed and less fuel-related logistical burden for forward-operating bases.” 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Lab (USACE-ERDC-CERL) partners with State University of New York at Cobleskill. It first created and tested a prototype, full-scale gasifier in 2012 and now plans to test an upgraded version of the system.

Waste is inserted into the reactor from the bottom and placed on top of a burning char layer where it quickly converts to syngas. It’s cleaned and introduced into a diesel generator.

“You start with waste at one end of the chain and end up with electric power at the other. The only air emission is the diesel exhaust,” says Stephen Cosper, environmental engineer for USACE-ERDC-CERL.

The goal of the upgrade, a project that has not yet started, is to accept any unsorted municipal solid waste (MSW), converting organic waste to syngas, while non-organic materials will exit with the ash.

As far as what the project will have to prove, Cosper says, “To me, a successful demo would mean the machine operates with minimal disruption over a period of months; air emissions are found to be acceptable and the automation system works.”

If the follow-up project proves out, says Cosper, “We hope to draw the attention of DoD equipment ‘project managers,’ various military commands or defense industrial contracts, who could fund replicates and sponsor more military testing. Also, this technology could be used at the municipal scale for bulk waste or perhaps unrecyclable rejects from a materials recovery facility.”

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development Engineering Center (NSRDEC) is currently prototyping three systems. They include a 2 ton per day WTE system intended for 600-man camps and two .5 ton per day systems for 150-man camps. They are designed for unsorted mixed solid field waste, which is similar to MSW.

“The goal is to provide a practical and efficient capability for onsite disposal of solid waste generated by small contingency bases, reducing or eliminating burn pits without requiring fuel-intensive small incinerators,” says Leigh Knowlton of the DoD Combat Feeding Equipment Energy Technology Team. “Reduction of supplies going to, and backhaul from, contingency bases will reduce the number of vehicles required to be on the road.” 

The Air Force Research Lab conducted demonstrations of two systems. One was a 2 ton per day rotary kiln gasification system in University Park, Ill., tested on a small base using cardboard, paper, food, plastic, wood, metal, glass, rubbers and textiles as feedstock. 

As a follow, a 10-ton rotary kiln was demonstrated at a base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii, also using multiple wastes.

Both the Illinois and Hawaii systems concluded testing in 2017.

“Due to the complexity of these systems and the projected operations and maintenance costs, the Air Force currently prefers power purchase agreements. These agreements allow private sector companies, which have the required expertise, to own and operate their own equipment, and then sell the power generated to an installation,” says Lt. Col. Robert McFarland, chief of the Acquisition Systems Support Branch in Air Force Research Lab’s Materials and Manufacturing directorate.

Other branches have launched projects over time, including a $20 million Marine Corps Logistics Base plant in Albany, Ga., to produce renewable electricity and steam from landfill gas—a partnership between the base, Albany, Chevron Energy Solutions and Dougherty County, Ga. And there have been other Navy projects including one in Jacksonville, Fla., which ran into problems producing a quality product and finding a purchaser of the fuel. The Navy has not been heavily involved in WTE projects as of late.

“We have found that, in most cases, Navy installations produce too little waste to make WTE economically feasible. We do, however, participate in public sector WTE programs where available,” says Navy spokesperson Ben Anderson.

Meanwhile, as they try and determine where to get their fuel, several branches have set their own renewable energy goals. The Army, Navy and Air Force each established goals of 1GW of renewable energy.

Foleum: Green Energy Contributes to Eco-friendly Cryptocurrency Mining

For everyone familiar with cryptocurrency, it is a common fact that the process of new coins’ generation also known as mining is very energy consuming and therefore requires capacious equipment to handle operating 24/7 under extremely high load.

Being one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry blockchain mining is now consuming more electricity than 159 countries including Ireland and most regions of Africa. Consequently, the profitability of a blockchain mining business model is highly dependent on the costs and availability of its energy supply.

The cryptocurrency miners all around the world are searching for the best possible ways to maximize their mining efficiency. For example, many mining farms have recently been moved to Scandinavian Peninsula wherein energy is relatively cheap and severe weather conditions serve as a free cooling system. However, the vast majority of currently used energy sources derives from fossil fuels that, in turn, raise serious environmental concerns such as global warming.

An innovative mining project Foleum represents a solution that suits cryptocurrency enthusiasts as well as eco-activists. Referring to alternative energy, the Foleum project intends to generate the majority of its own green power by utilizing wind and solar technologies, combined with highly energy-efficient geothermal cooling.

The usage of the Foleum mining data centers will greatly reduce operational costs making it more profitable than other traditionally powered mining operations while helping to reduce the blockchain carbon footprint on the planet.

The project aims to hit the record low per-kilowatt in the world and maintain it long-term. This is a big advantage because electricity prices from traditional energy sources have been rising steadily over the last decade. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), electricity rates have increased nationally by around 20% in the last 10 years.

Another advantage of the Foleum project is the elaboration of its own energy-efficient GPU mining servers. In the future Foleum is going to sell manufactured GPU mining servers, which forms an extra source of income to the token holders. Exclusive discounts are also available for token holders looking to purchase mining equipment.

Although the project will be capable of mining all scalable blockchains, the decision as to what blockchain to mine will be made by software algorithms, which helps to choose the best options available by seeking to identify and mine the most profitable blockchains.

To finance the project, Foleum is launching an Initial Crystal Offering in which Foleum is selling Foleum mining crystals (FOL) as a security token. The Foleum mining crystals are the Ethereum-based security tokens that act as a representation of the profit-sharing of the mining proceeds from Foleum.

The FOL crystal holders get access to almost 60% of Foleum’s mining profits, which are accessible through the daily pay-out in the form of cryptocurrencies. The project’s pay-outs will come in the form of BTC, ZEC, ETH, and others. The remaining profits go into reinvestment in the Foleum project such as expansion for the datacentres or renewing existing hardware.

At press time, Foleum has an ongoing pre-sale event that will draw to a close on 30 Jun 2018. The ICO is going to start on 02 Jul 2018 and will be live until 31 Oct 2018. During the main token event, 1 FOL can be purchased for $0.15 per unite with a hard cap of 31M.

Green Ambassador

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Green Ambassador believes that this can be done through education, direct access to quality products, installations, and financing. Our main priorities are to provide guidance to customers throughout the entire process, from decision making to final installation.

We will match customers with appropriate contractors and see the job is done thoroughly and aesthetically pleasing.  Both home, and business, owners can truly see how switching to some form of green energy can increase their savings, property value, and help sustain the planet. When the facts are clear, and easy to understand, improvements are affordable and the savings are immediate.  

We firmly believe the way to make to make the world green, is one building at a time.

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We are looking for outgoing, driven people to join our team as Green Ambassadors. A Green Ambassador works directly with customers and sales representatives to promote home improvements and build up a network of clients. If you are seeking to supplement your income, have a desire and drive to be successful, and have an interest in learning new information about the green industry, then it is time to consider becoming a Green Ambassador.

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  • Applicants should have the desire and drive to be successful and an interest in learning new information about the green industry.
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  • Knowledge of solar power and other green technology is a plus.

Waste Management Unveils $30M RNG Facility in Louisville, Ky.

Waste Management has unveiled its new $30 million renewable natural gas (RNG) technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal facility in Louisville, Ky. This innovative facility captures methane produced by the landfill and converts it to pipeline quality natural gas.

The facility processes up to 5,000 standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) of incoming landfill gas. This equates to about 2,500 mmbtu per day of RNG, or 18,000 diesel gallon equivalents (DGE) per day, enough to fuel about 800 of the company’s compressed natural gas (CNG) collection trucks.

“Waste Management’s innovative renewable natural gas facilities close the loop by converting discarded waste into beneficial gas that can go into the pipeline and fuel our very own CNG collection vehicles,” said Jim Trevathan, Waste Management executive vice president and chief operating officer, in a statement.

The Outer Loop RNG facility serves as a model for a planned rollout of additional facilities in the coming years. Waste Management also operates renewable natural gas facilities in Illinois (Milam Landfill) and Ohio (American Landfill).

RNG, or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles. RNG is essentially biogas, the gaseous product of the decomposition of organic matter, that has been processed to purity standards. Like conventional natural gas, RNG can be used as a transportation fuel in the form of CNG or liquefied natural gas (LNG).

16 million diesel equivalent gallons of renewable natural gas are produced by harnessing the methane at the company’s landfills with RNG facilities. Waste Management uses this RNG to fuel a portion of its collection fleet, lowering fuel costs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions more than 80 percent compared to those powered by diesel.

Waste Management’s 110 compressed natural gas stations deliver 60 million diesel equivalent gallons of natural gas each year. The company’s fleet of 6,700 natural gas trucks represents 30 percent of the company’s overall collection fleet. The company continues its commitment to converting its fleet from diesel to natural gas with 80 percent of new truck purchases powered by natural gas.

Like wind, solar and other biofuels, landfill gas is a renewable source of fuel and energy endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an alternative to fossil fuels. Waste Management is a leader in this important renewable resource, including the company’s landfill-gas-to-energy facilities, with 130 projects at its landfills around the country and the equivalent of more than 650 megawatts of capacity—enough to power 490,000 homes.