NAIMA Canada

May 25, 2005 10:45 ET

NAIMA Canada Joins The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, 'REEEP'; Membership Reinforces Commitment to Supporting Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development

OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2005) -

NAIMA Canada, a trade association for manufacturers of fibre glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation and the sister organization of The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), announced today that it has been approved for membership in The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership, (REEEP). The goal of REEEP is to expand the global market for renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development through policy initiatives and the financing of innovative energy projects. NAIMA and now NAIMA Canada's involvement with REEEP underscores the focus and commitment both associations have to promoting global sustainable development and energy efficiency.

"Our REEEP membership is important and appropriate because it will allow us to advance policies that seek cleaner and more efficient energy practices," said Stephen Koch, executive director of NAIMA Canada. "We are excited to enter into this partnership, and look forward to turning ideas into action that pursue a healthier global environment."

"The REEEP welcomes NAIMA Canada to our growing list of partners," said Marianne Osterkorn, International Director, REEEP. "This year we intend to increase our attention to the promotion of energy efficiency, which can be implemented immediately and deliver significant impacts through reduced carbon emissions and operating costs. There is no point in producing clean energy if it is wasted through poor home insulation levels and inefficient infrastructure design. The experience of NAIMA Canada will greatly benefit our partners and projects in the developing world."

Backed by national governments, including Canada which recently joined, financial and business professionals, and non-government organizations, REEEP is uniquely positioned to act as a clearing house for renewable, energy efficient and sustainable development best practices in the global market. NAIMA recently worked with REEEP in its sponsorship of the "Global Blueprint" workshop, where 60 elite experts comprised of policy makers, business representatives, and academicians from Mexico, Canada, Europe and the U.S. came together to pursue a sustainable plan for buildings.

For more information on NAIMA Canada visit http://www.NAIMACanada.ca. For information on membership in REEEP and its upcoming activities, visit http://www.reeep.org.

About NAIMA Canada

NAIMA Canada is the association for North American manufacturers of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products doing business in Canada. Its role is to promote energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and to encourage the safe production and use of these materials. NAIMA Canada is a sister organization to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).

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