RISMEDIA, August 3, 2007—”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is building an extremely energy efficient home in Bridgeport, Connecticut with a Milford, Connecticut company leading the way by providing an insulation system that will cut the family’s energy bills by 50% or more.
Justin Breiner, co-founder of EcoLogic Energy Solutions, a company providing spray foam insulation, was chosen to insulate the home by the Danbury-based architect for the project, Leigh Overland Architect, and New Canaan based builder Gulick Associates.
EcoLogic’s spray foam insulation can reduce heating and cooling costs by 50-70%. While it is initially more expensive than traditional fiberglass, the more efficient foam pays for itself through reduced energy bills in as little as three years.
“We like to tell our customers that our spray foam is actually free – it is the only component of their home that is specifically designed to save them money every month. With spray foam, homeowners are literally putting money in the bank every day at a rate that even a hedge fund cannot promise,” said Breiner.
The foam is sprayed on as a liquid. It then instantly expands 100 times to fill in every nook and cranny to create an airtight seal – critical when trying to keep in the heat in winter and keep out the heat in summer.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that air-leakage is responsible for 40% of the energy used to heat and cool our homes and buildings.
Breiner noted that spray foam also excels at absorbing sound, creating a quiet home. In addition, unlike fiberglass, spray foam does not contain formaldehyde and will never disintegrate or break down, creating a healthy and dust free environment.
“The architects and builder for the Extreme Makeover home in Bridgeport selected us based on our company’s capabilities and knowledge – and our ability to meet the very rigorous construction timetable,” Breiner said. “We were given the task of insulating the home in two hours—a job that would normally take three days.”
“We brought two trucks containing special equipment for spraying foam; typically one truck would be sufficient for an average home. We also brought along a crew of nearly 25 men and women, all volunteers from our company, allowing us to complete the job in record breaking time,” he said.
Breiner said that while the homeowners may not see their insulation as it is hidden inside the walls, they will quickly experience its benefits — a healthier, quieter, warmer and more cost effective home.
EcoLogic Energy Solutions offers the advanced insulation systems for both residential and commercial construction. With four different types of spray foams, including soy-based foam, the company works to meet individual project needs.
“Of all the beautiful components going into the Extreme Makeover home in Bridgeport, spray foam insulation is one that is truly a gift that will keep on giving,” said Breiner.
Breiner is a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut.
EcoLogic Energy Solutions, LLC, donated all materials and labor for the Extreme Makeover home in Bridgeport.
The firm is based in Milford, Connecticut, and serves the entire tri-state area.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.
For more information, visit www.EcoLogicES.com.