The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2016

The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2016

The insulation industry is essential to the quest for energy independence by reducing energy consumption and reducing energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. By lowering energy consumption, and thus energy bills, insulation helps make businesses more competitive and gives households more spending power.

  • The manufacture, distribution and installation of insulation generates nearly 400,000 jobs in the U.S. and more than $20 billion in annual payrolls.
  • As a $11.7 billion industry in 2016, insulation manufacturing in the U.S. directly employs more than 33,000 people across 42 states.
  • The industy generates an additional 42,500 jobs in supply-chain industries.
  • The economic activity from U.S. insulation manufacturing supports nearly 125,000 jobs and generates payrolls of $7.5 billion.

Statistics are from the 2017 American Chemistry Council report, “The Contributions of Insulation to the U.S. Economy in 2016.” Click here to view the full report.