Category Archives: Green Building

Cellulose Vs Foam Wall Insulation

Insulating walls in a home or building is critical to achieving high energy efficiency. A big factor in the effectiveness is how well the wall cavity is sealed by the insulation. Fiberglass batts do not create an effective seal. Over … Continue reading

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Net-Zero Homes Start With Better Insulation

The concept of Net-Zero Energy homes appears to be moving forward toward main stream. California is leading the nation with a goal of having all new homes constructed by 2020 achieving net-zero under its Residential ZNE Plan. Builders and homeowners … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Can Help EPA Landfill Reduction Plan

The EPA proposed new rules on August 14, 2015 to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills in the U.S.  These new EPA rules will by default likely require more emphasis on recycling of paper, … Continue reading

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Insulation Products With Same R-Value Are Not Created Equal

There are a variety of building insulation products on the market.  They are all designed with the primary function of saving energy in homes and buildings.  The basic measure of effectiveness by which all building insulation products are measured is … Continue reading

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Top Five Things To Do On Earth Day 2015

Earth day was conceived in 1969 at a UNESCO conference held in San Francisco. Renowned activist in multiple disciplines John McConnell proposed a date in which we celebrate the Earth and honor the idea of peace. From those beginnings Earth Day … Continue reading

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More Americans Than Ever Believe Climate Change Is Happening

It’s official: 2014 was the hottest year on record topping both 2005 and 2010 according to NOAA and other sources. The brutal winter of 2014/5 also set records across much of the U.S for snowfall and temperatures. Add to this … Continue reading

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Another Cold Winter After A Record Hottest Year

As much of the nation experiences another bitterly cold winter in 2015 with record snowfalls, NOAA confirms reports 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded. The annual climate report on NOAA website states: “The year 2014 was the warmest year … Continue reading

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Soundproof Home Rehearsal and Recording Studio With Cellulose

The music equipment and recording business is estimated at $7 billion world-wide. That includes thousands of “garage bands.” With a new focus in the industry on DIY and independent home recording, opportunities for the amateur artist to be heard on … Continue reading

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Consumer Preferences For Responsible Products On The Rise

Environmental consumerism is on the rise in the U.S. and around the globe according to a recent study by Havas PR: Because It Matters.  The report was reviewed in a recent article by EnvironmentalLeader.com and recaps the study that analyzed … Continue reading

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What Is Passive House Design

The energy efficiency goal in the design of any home is ultimately passivity.  Everyone would like to have a really comfortable home interior living environment with little or no cost for heating and cooling.  But what defines a truly “passive … Continue reading

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