Category Archives: Green Products

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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Blown In Insulation Product Review On Bob Vila

The Bob Vila website recently had a very good article covering the topic of blown in insulation. Writer Benjamin Hardy does an excellent job of comparing and contrasting the top products – loose fill fiberglass, cellulose and foam – and … 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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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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Insulate Attic Duct Work With Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

Adding or upgrading insulation in a home attic is the best investment for energy efficiency home improvements. But many homeowners often neglect the need for insulating their HVAC ducts. One way to achieve both is to use blown-in cellulose insulation.  … Continue reading

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Life-Cycle Analysis Tools Fall Short With Insulation Calculations

Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) calculation tools can be valuable resources for designers, builders, building officials and even consumers trying to determine the environmental impact of building products and materials.  These calculators are available from a variety of sources and vary in … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Salutes Earth Day 2014

Earth Day is recognized in some 190 countries around the world.  As concerns over climate change continue to raise awareness for the environment billions of people are more tuned in than ever to the need for energy efficiency.  Earth Day … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Cars And Pumps Coming Soon

Natural Gas has emerged as the most abundant fuel supply in the U.S, particularly with “fracking” opening up access to huge domestic sources.  This cleanest of fossil fuels has long been commercially supplied to homes for heating and cooking.  Fleet … Continue reading

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Insulation Helps Save Energy & Cellulose Insulation’s Low Embodied Energy Helps Save The Planet

The Passive House Institute U.S. has announced it will no longer grant certification approval for construction projects using SPF insulation, which employ chemical agents with high Global-Warming-Costs (GWP). In a recent article BuldingGreen.com, PHIUS’s executive director Katrin Klingenberg explained the decision. … Continue reading

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Ryland Homes Gets It When It Comes To Cellulose Insulation

For most new home buyers, their builder is the source of awareness for the products that go into building their new home. When it comes to what’s behind the walls and above the ceiling home buyers become even less involved … Continue reading

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