carbon goals

Carbon Goals – Start Now, It’s Easier Than You Think


Working together, the mechanical insulation industry can lead the country to achieve national carbon goals. Jack Bittner, Senior Product Manager at Johns Manville Industrial and the 2024-25 National Insulation Association (NIA) President, dives into NIA’s recent Study on Insulation’s Positive Impact on Energy Efficiency and Emission Reductions and explains how mechanical insulation moves the nation closer to the U.S. 2030 carbon goals (and 2050 Net Zero goals if included in the presentation). Bittner describes how this study’s facts can help your company, customers, and the country use mechanical insulation to rapidly achieve decarbonization goals while saving energy and providing system benefits for each insulation project.

Learning Objectives:

  • What technology is currently available and how effective is it in reducing emissions?
  • How can companies immediately start making progress on both carbon emission reduction and energy savings goals?
  • How much energy is saved, and GHG emissions reduced, over time by the use of mechanical insulation systems?
  • How effective is mechanical insulation compared to other proposed decarbonization methods?
  • What are the practical next steps for a plant/facility, company, state government, etc. to start implementing mechanical insulation on systems to achieve energy savings and decarbonization goals?

Sponsored by: National Insulation Association

The National Insulation Association® (NIA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing merit (open shop) and union contractors, distributors, laminators, fabricators, and manufacturers that provide thermal insulation, insulation accessories, and components to the commercial, mechanical, and industrial markets throughout the nation. Since 1953, the northern Virginia–based association has been the voice of the insulation industry and is dedicated to keeping the commercial and industrial insulation industry up-to-date on the latest industry trends and technologies.


May 14 2024


2:00 pm


  • Jack Bittner
    Jack Bittner
    Senior Product Manager at Johns Manville Industrial, NIA President

    Jack Bittner is a Senior Product Manager at Johns Manville Industrial and the 2024-2025 NIA President. Bittner has been in the insulation industry for more than 45 years, starting as an insulator with Brown & Root then moving to Thorpe Products Company, an industrial insulation distributor in Houston. He began in customer service and over the next 12 years advanced to an outside sales role, as well as
    Branch Manager for the Beaumont, TX and Gonzales, LA locations. Bittner relocated to Denver, CO and Jack began his career with Johns Manville (JM) in 1991. Through Jack’s tenure at JM, he has been a Sales Territory Manager, Market Manager, Vice President of Marketing with the Industrial Insulation Group JM/Calsilite joint venture, and Senior Product Manager for High Temperature Industrial Products.
    Bittner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Houston and holds an MBA from Lamar University. Jack has been married to his beautiful wife and life partner, Wendy, for 44 years, has grown 2 daughters (and sons-in law) and 3 grandchildren. He considers his family to be his greatest accomplishment. Jack
    and Wendy live in Conifer, CO, a small community in the mountains west of Denver.