Senator Mark Udall Visits Serious Materials’ Boulder Windows Plant to Highlight the Positive Impact of ARRA Energy Efficiency Funding

Plant manufactures super-insulating, energy-saving SeriousWindows and SeriousGlass

BOULDER, Colo.--()--Serious Materials, the leading energy-saving building materials company in the U.S., will host Senator Udall today at its Boulder facility that manufacturers super-insulating, energy-saving SeriousWindows™ and SeriousGlass™. Senator Udall plans to visit to show his support for companies that manufacture sustainable building products, and in doing so, create new American green jobs. The new funding made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for energy-efficient building projects address residential, government buildings, schools, and low-income housing and will significantly increase demand for SeriousWindows and SeriousGlass.

Replacement of existing windows with SeriousWindows and SeriousGlass could reduce the U.S. total energy use and carbon emissions by 5% and over 200 million tons of C02 per year. Super-insulating full-frame R-5 to R-11 windows can reduce heating and cooling up to 50%, resulting in a 5% savings in national energy use. SeriousWindows and SeriousGlass support energy efficiency programs as outlined under The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) including: Weatherization (WAP), Green Federal Buildings, State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency Block Grants, Energy Tax Credit for Consumers, and Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings. Just last month, Serious Materials was commended by President Obama for the work it is doing to create thousands of American green jobs.

“The economic opportunities for companies making sustainable products are endless, and that’s what today’s visit shows,” said Senator Udall. “For many years I’ve worked for policies that encourage the development of green technology and manufacturing because I believe it’s the right thing for our economy and for our environment. And I know that through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and other legislation, we can continue to increase the demand for sustainable building products – and create many more good-paying jobs as a result.”

“We are honored that Senator Udall is visiting today and highlighting Serious Materials as an example of the ARRA funding driving economic recovery and an energy-efficient future,” said Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials. “The ARRA energy efficiency measures are essential to our plans and the future of our country. The ARRA allows us to expand operations and makes it possible to train our citizens for the jobs they will need in this green century, and beyond.”

Editor’s Note: Senator Udall will visit Serious Materials’ Boulder facility located at 5400 Spine Road, Boulder, CO 80301, at 3:00PM Mountain Time. Media are welcome to attend.

About Serious Materials

Serious Materials develops and manufactures sustainable green building materials that save energy, save money, improve comfort and aggressively address climate change. The company was voted #1 at Cleantech Forum XII, won Global Gypsum Product of the Year 2008, won the first Aspen Institute award for innovation in Energy Conservation, and was awarded Green Product of the Year by Popular Science. It has also been recognized by TIME/CNN, Fortune, and Business Week as one of the top green technology companies. SeriousWindows™ and SeriousGlass™ reduce heating and cooling energy costs by up to 50% and improve occupant comfort. QuietRock® soundproof drywall and QuietGlass® reduce material use, enhance livability, and support dense sustainable urban construction. EcoRock™ uses 80% less energy in its core production and has the potential to save billions of pounds of CO2 annually making it the only true green alternative to gypsum drywall and five times more environmentally friendly. SeriousWindows, SeriousGlass and super-insulating ThermaRock™ drywall support energy efficiency funding programs as outlined under The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) including Weatherization (WAP), Green Federal Buildings, State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency Block Grants, Energy Tax Credit for Consumers, and Tax Deductions for Commercial Buildings. The company was commended by President Obama for the work it is doing to create thousands of American green jobs. For more information, visit www.seriousmaterials.com.

Contacts

For Serious Materials:
Vantage Communications
Catriona Harris, +1-407-621-1418
charris@pr-vantage.com
or
For Senator Udall:
Jennifer Talhelm, + 1-202-870-4465
Jennifer_Talhelm@MarkUdall.senate.gov

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Contacts

For Serious Materials:
Vantage Communications
Catriona Harris, +1-407-621-1418
charris@pr-vantage.com
or
For Senator Udall:
Jennifer Talhelm, + 1-202-870-4465
Jennifer_Talhelm@MarkUdall.senate.gov