Category Archives: Green Building

AIA Blueprint For Better: Design To Change Climate Change

It’s encouraging to see the American Institute of Architects (AIA) launching their BLUEPRINT FOR BETTER initiative with the goal of reducing “climate change and inequities in the built environment.” That’s a fancy way of saying improve design in the construction … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Meets Many of 10 Best Ways to Go Green

Recent Article Lists 10 Best Ways to Go Green in Home Build or Remodel Geoff Spitzer’s recent article in the New Hampshire Business Review caught the eye of the Greenest Insulation Blog. This insightful piece offers an excellent list of … Continue reading

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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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Cellulose Insulation Is Up To 85% Recycled Paper

CIMA Producers Support Recycling Programs Cellulose Insulation, made from up to 85% recycled paper, has the highest percentage of recycled content among common building materials used in the United States. This emphasis on recycled material in the production of cellulose … Continue reading

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CIMA Publishes Cellulose Insulation EPD

Cellulose Insulation Environmental Product Declaration Published The Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association and the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association of Canada, trade associations for producers of cellulose thermal/acoustical insulation in North America, and Sustainable Minds, a leading provider of products and services … 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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Passive House Concept Explained

New White Board Video Simplifies Passive House Concept There have been a few articles on the Greenest Insulation Blog that recognize the Passive House topic. It’s actually a very basic concept where, according to Wikipedia: A house that is designed … Continue reading

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NGOs Caution Foam Insulation Poses Human Health Threat

NRDC and the National Housing Trust Suggest Avoiding Foam Chemicals A report released by Energy Efficiency for All, a partnership of Non Governmental Agencies (NGOs) that includes the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Housing Trust, cautions home builders … Continue reading

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