The installation of insulation materials is not only our primary line of business, but it is also the best way to prevent energy waste in most homes and commercial structures. Since over half the energy used in the average American home is for heating and cooling, and inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading cause of energy waste in most homes, we truly are in the business of energy efficiency solutions.
We have expanded the services that we can offer our customers over the years, but at our core, we are providing energy-saving solutions. To that end, we are continually looking at new ways to promote sustainability in the products and services we offer, as well as the way in which we conduct our business.
Our customers are creating homes in the houses we build with them, and that includes keeping their families safe and warm while also saving energy. We provide reliable insulation that homeowners can be proud of.
Responsible material usage is something we consider in every insulation job. The most common type of insulation we install – over 80% of our sales – is fiberglass, which is comprised of up to 80% recycled material. We also install cellulose insulation, which is comprised of at least 75% recycled waste paper.
- Made of fibrous glass held together by a thermoset resin
- Contains average of 50% recycled content
- Available as blankets or loosefill
- Most widely used residential insulation material
- 83% of IBP insulation sales in 2019
- Made of paper and cardboard, has a very high recycled content
- Only available in loosefill form and is blown into the structure with specialized equipment
- 2% of IBP insulation installation sales in 2019
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
As a national corporation, there is always work to be done in reducing our carbon footprint. As we look to the future, we are committed to impactful environmental and sustainability initiatives.
IBP’s Board of Directors prioritizes the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles as critical factors in creating sustainable growth for our employees, customers and shareholders. We are committed to providing transparency and clarity on topics that are important to our long-term growth, such as sustainability and social responsibility.
Looking ahead, the Board has identified areas for improvement, as well as areas of significant opportunity to continue building upon the sustainability initiatives that have already been put in place. In all aspects of our business and operations, IBP is committed to doing good in the communities we call home.
Board Leadership & Diversity
We are proud to have built a Board that is exemplary of diversity in action, with 25% of our Board consisting of women, and 25% of the Board representing racial and ethnic diversity. Visit Our Leadership page to learn more about our Board of Directors.
Health & Safety
At IBP, our product is our people. And we’re 100% committed to ensuring each and every associate’s health and safety, continuously working to provide the safest working conditions possible. We provide our associates with the proper training, equipment, and tools they need to do their job to the highest standards of quality and safety.
Our team members are encouraged and expected to follow recognized safety practices – including federal, state and local safety regulations. We believe most accidents can be avoided by using common sense and personal initiative. IBP is fully committed to an accident-free, safe, and productive workplace.
SAFETY WANTED 365
Knowing that our workers are safe on the job is our first priority. Our year-round training initiative, SafetyWanted365, is focused on creating a safer work environment on the job site and in our lines of transportation. By focusing on topics such as respiratory protection, personal protection equipment, fall protection, ladder safety, electrical safety, heart stress prevention, stretching, driver safety, and more during onboarding training as well as through continuing ‘Toolbox Talks,’ we work hand-in-hand with all employees to keep safety top of mind at all times.
COVID 19 SAFETY
IBP is committed to protecting our associates, their families, and our clients to the fullest extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage workplace COVID-19 safety protocols including social distancing, face coverings, sanitization, limiting close contact, and limiting the number or workers in small workspaces. With the proper precautions, we know we can remain safe and productive through these difficult times.