Ielmini: Mechanical Insulation energy audits can benefit taxpayers
Insulators International Staff — Mon, Oct 3, 2022 @ 15:10 PM
Mechanical Insulators Labor Management Cooperative Trust (LMCT) Executive Director Pete Ielmini joined the America’s Work Force Union Podcast and talked about the importance of Mechanical Insulation energy audits and why the National Energy Conservation Policy Act should be amended to ultimately benefit taxpayers.
Thanks to the National Energy Conservation Policy Act, energy audits on federal property are commonplace, but few measure the quality of Mechanical Insulation in the building, Ielmini said. A Mechanical Insulation energy audit provides a focused and specific evaluation of the Mechanical Insulation efficiency of a building, he explained. It reveals the quantified energy savings that can be achieved in real dollars through more effective insulation methods, which if implemented, will benefit taxpayers, he added.
Ielmini thinks many people do not truly appreciate the value of Mechanical Insulation until they see it detailed in an energy audit. He called it a jaw-dropping experience for building managers when they see much money they can save with Mechanical Insulation and explained how Mechanical Insulation energy audits can be significant game changers to help people understand the potential savings.
He noted that roughly 30 percent of U.S. buildings lack the necessary Mechanical Insulation. This creates a 50 percent to 60 percent reduction in energy efficiency, which impacts a building’s bottom line and leads to a larger carbon footprint, he added.
The LMCT is currently collaborating with U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) to draft language to potentially amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act and make Mechanical Insulation energy audits mandatory for federal buildings, Ielmini said.
The importance of getting out the union vote
Ielmini also addressed the issue of getting out the labor vote and supporting pro-union politicians and issues critical to working families. He encouraged listeners to vote this November and support the pro-union issues and leaders who will help working families.
Listen to the entire interview: