Honeywell Launches EnovatePRO Contractor Program Focused On Air Sealing And
New Products, Marketing Support and Professional Development Training
Part of New Program
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 19, 2010 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today
announced the launch of the Honeywell Enovate™PRO Contractor Program designed
to help contractors expand their business offerings in the area of air sealing
and weatherization for home and buildings.
The program features new Honeywell products, including energy-efficient foam
insulation and sealants, as well as professional development training,
ultimately helping program participants to become authorized Honeywell
“There is growing interest in making the building envelop at homes more energy
efficient, as evidenced by President Obama’s ‘Cash for Caulker’ program
proposal,” said Bryan Magnus, business manager for weatherization products and
services at Honeywell. “The EnovatePRO program is specifically designed to help
a range of professionals, including HVAC and home energy contractors,
insulation and roofing contactors, and renovators, to offer a broader range of
solutions for home and building owners seeking more energy efficiency.”
President Obama in December proposed a new program that would reimburse
homeowners for energy-efficient appliances and insulation, part of a broader
plan to stimulate the economy. Under the program, widely called Cash for
Caulkers, a homeowner could receive up to $12,000 in rebates for investment in
home weatherization. According to the Air Barrier Association of America, a
typical 2,500-square-foot home has more than a half mile of cracks and
crevices. The resulting air leakage accounts for 25 to 40 percent of energy
used for heating and cooling the average home, according to U.S. government
The Honeywell EnovatePRO Contractor Program will include products specifically
designed to allow contractors to perform air sealing and weatherization work.
The product line will include Enovate™PRO brand Insulating Foam Sealant, which
will be available in both cans and two-component kits, as well as a complete
line of weather-stripping and caulks to provide contractors with all the
products they need to properly air seal a house or commercial building.
Professional development will include training on analyzing the building
envelope, methods and products for air sealing and weatherization, as well as
health and safety best practices. Contractors completing the training will be
certified by Honeywell, as well as by Building Performance Institute (BPI).
Contractors who complete the program will become authorized Honeywell
EnovatePRO Contractors and will have access to Honeywell materials. More
information on the program can be found at www.enovatepro.com.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100
diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide
with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes
and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials.
Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York,
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