Top insulation manufacturers CertainTeed, Johns Manville, Knauf Insulation and Owens Corning are working together to create a unified training credential for insulation contractors. The HIGH PERFORMANCE INSULATION CONTRACTOR credentials offered through High Performance Insulation Professionals (HPIP) are now available through these participating manufacturers and directly through HPIP and Distributor Member IDI.
The current building economy requires greater knowledge and experience from insulation contractors. This coalition of manufacturers and suppliers will elevate the industry by providing quality training and a unified, impartial set of credentials that will be recognized by builders, architects, homeowners, suppliers, and code officials.
"Any time you see competing corporations working together in a common purpose, you know there's something good happening," said HPIP Executive Officer Kristin Bennett. "It's high time that good insulators to have a recognizable badge to go with their knowledge and experience. A common credential is long overdue for this industry, and now that it's finally happening, we expect it to change the face of the skilled insulation work force."
"The fact that we have trainers from all the major fiberglass manufacturers coming together in one common, comprehensive training program illustrates how important it is for insulation contractors across the country to get on board. Everyone needs to understand not only why we insulate, but also how to do it well."
ABOUT HPIP: We support the growth and expertise of our members who provide high performance, energy efficient, fiberglass-based insulation systems and related components. Founded 30 years ago as BIBCA, the rebranded organization HPIP now embraces many high performance systems and methods and is committed to elevating the status of the trained insulation contractor in the building industry.
For more information contact Kristin Bennett, HPIP, 605-949-2427 or Kristin@hpipros.org.