Category Archives: Green Building

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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Insulating Wall Cavities With Cellulose Best For Older Homes

The best way to achieve the highest level of energy savings in older homes is to fully insulate the total building envelope.  While most homeowners often add or upgrade attics many fail to consider insulating the exterior walls.  This leads … 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 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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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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Winter Chill Warms Experts To Insulation Recommendations

Each year as the winter season hits there are many articles in the news and online from construction experts about how to make a house more energy efficient. CIMA monitors and shares information and links to such stories from other … Continue reading

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Completely Sealed & Insulated Homes Don’t Need To Be Heated

Here at the Greenest Insulation Blog it has long been asserted the best energy saving home improvement is a well insulated house.  A recent story at theenergycollective.com comparing the value of insulation in homes in Northern Europe confirms this premise.  … Continue reading

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