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CIMA Technical Bulletin #1
Cellulose Insulation in the ICC International Codes
(upd: 12/98)
The CIMA Technical Bulletin on ICC International Codes Cellulose Insulation in the ICC International Codes

CIMA Technical Bulletin #2
Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Building Insulation
(updated: 12/98)
The Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Insulation in Buildings Standard Practice for Installing Cellulose Building Insulation

CIMA Technical Bulletin #4
Replaced by ASTM Standard Designation C1497 available at www.astm.org
(Published: 3/2000)
www.astm.org

CIMA Technical Bulletin #5
Guide for Installation of Cellulosic Fiber Stabilized Thermal Insulation
(Published: 3/2001)
Guide for Insulation Installation Guide for Installation of Cellulosic Fiber

CIMA Technical Update #1
Cellulose Insulation in IECC 2000
(Published: 3/2001)
Technical Update on Cellulose Insulation in the ICC International Codes Technical Update: Cellulose Insulation in the ICC International Codes

Special Report #1: The Burning Question: the truth about cellulose insulation and fire
A monograph on the matter of cellulose insulation and fire safety.
Special Report on the Burning Question "Burning Question"

Builder Fact Sheet: NAHB-RC – Resource Conservation Research Home
A detailed description of the insulation system in this demonstration house in the National Association of Home Builders Research Home Park in Bowie, Maryland
NAHB Research showing House Facts on Conservation NAHB Research Conservation House Fact Sheet

Conference Presentation – Cellulose: Building Insulation with High Recovered Content, Low Embodied Energy
A paper presented at Green Building '96, sponsored by the University of Florida.
Cellulose and the Green Building Industry "Cellulose & Green Building"

Conference Presentation – Cellulose Insulation
A paper presented at the 2000 Building a Greener New Jersey Conference, sponsored by Rutgers, the State University.
Building a Greener New Jersey "Building a Greener New Jersey"

Conference Presentation – Update on Cellulose Insulation
A paper presented at the November 1997 Department of Energy/National Institute of Building Science
Update on Cellulose Insulation Update on Cellulose Insulation

Public Service Publications

Consumer Update #1: Insulation Effectiveness Bulletin: "Beyond R-value: the truth about insulation performance in the real world of buildings"
This two page document contains a down-to-earth explanation of how insulation R-values (steady state data and calculations) of materials stack up in terms of actual performance according to field results and building inspections. Actual energy savings and comfort are strongly influenced by important physical parameters discussed here. Conclusion: all "R-factors" are NOT created equal -- let the buyer beware…
Consumer Update number 01 on Insulation Effectiveness "Beyond R-value"

Consumer Update #2: Insulation Effectiveness Bulletin:"Straight Talk about building insulation and fire"
This two page document reviews the facts and debunks myths about fire performance of insulation materials. Systematically, using the latest evidence from field investigations, lab reports and information available from fire chiefs, CIMA goes over the relationship between building insulation systems and fire safety.
Consumer Update number 02 on Insulation Effectiveness "Straight Talk"

Consumer Update #4: Insulation Effectiveness Bulletin: "When You Consider Performance and Safety Factors: the balance swings to cellulose building insulation."
This detailed six page document presents side by side a very detailed comparison based on the latest information of cellulose insulation compared to mineral fiber insulating materials including: R-factors; settling and loss of performance; air-infiltration; convection losses; moisture vapor; fire safety; health (indoor and occupational) considerations, corrosion resistance; ease of installation; and environmental qualities.
Consumer update number 04 on Insulation Effectiveness "Performance and Safety"

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