Category Archives: Carbon Neutral Housing

Vermont House Another Great Example Using Cellulose Insulation

We continue to see more great examples of energy efficient home projects that include cellulose insulation in their design. The latest is a Home and Barn project from Vermont featured in a story on Poptimes News. The home was a … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Helps Make The Pretty Good House

Cellulose Insulation is part of “The Pretty Good House” Concept Finding ways to reduce climate change and global warming impacts is a universal need around the world today. Many in the building industry continue to work on improving new home … Continue reading

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CIMA Dan Lea Featured On Sustainable Minds Webinar

Join the Webinar January 20, 2020 On Embodied Carbon & Net Zero Energy CIMA Executive Director Dan Lea, with be featured speaker in a webinar presented by Sustainable Minds. The program, moderated by Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds Founder and CEO, … Continue reading

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U.S. Ag Dept. Mass Timber Initiative Good For Environment

Construction With Wood-Based Products Traps Carbon The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service established a $1 million in fund designated for supporting the construction of mass timber projects on college campuses across the country. The initiative is designed to simulate … Continue reading

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Adding Insulation When Re-Siding Adds Home Value

A high percentage of homes in the U.S. have siding and of those vinyl continues to be the most common choice.  Data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), shows vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common exterior … 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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Cellulose Insulation Supports Arbor Day And Sustainable Forestry

Arbor Day was first held in the small Spanish village of Villanueva de la Sierra in 1805.  The U.S. recognition of Arbor Day dates back to 1874 and its founding in Nebraska as the culmination of a tree planting holiday … Continue reading

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Leading The Way Toward Carbon Neutral Housing

The European Union and several of its member nations are moving forward rapidly with the concept of lowering the carbon footprint of houses. Concerns over climate change have driven this movement but many groups are now recognizing the practical implications–carbon … Continue reading

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Although It’s Been Cold We’re Getting Hotter

Whether you believe climate change is a planetary or man-made phenomenon, it’s hard to refute that our world is getting hotter. Even though much of the nation has suffered through a harsh winter, the global thermostat continued to set records … Continue reading

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