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Cellulose Insulation Helps Control Fire In Condos

Cellulose Insulation Slowed Canada Condominium Fire Fires in any dwelling can be dangerous to occupants and lead to extensive damage and even total property loss. In condominiums and other types of attached dwellings the spread of fire to adjacent units … Continue reading

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Congress Extends 25c Tax Credit For Home Energy Retrofits

Tax Credit For Home Insulation Retrofits Extended For 2021 Once again, at the eleventh hour the U.S. Congress extended the tax credit for adding insulation in new and existing homes. The measure was included in the 2021 Omnibus Spending Bill … Continue reading

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How To Calculate R-Value Of Settled Cellulose Attic Insulation

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Sam asks: Are calculations of thickness for the depth just after installation or after it has settled for 3-4 years as mine has. Original depth was 16 inches, now it is about 12 … Continue reading

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How Cellulose Insulation Performs In House Fires

Cellulose Insulation Protects Homeowners During House Fires Among the many benefits of cellulose insulation, beyond its core insulating properties, is the extra fire safety it provides to homeowners. In many cases home fires start as silent events, often in the … Continue reading

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Final Insulation Fed Tax Credit Countdown

Tax Credits for Insulation Expire Dec 31, 2020 The Federal Tax Credits available to homeowners and builders for insulation improvements expire for good December 31, 2020. Although congress has extended the program at the eleventh hour for the past several … Continue reading

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Practical Zero-Carbon Development From Canada

An article out this week from Canada provides an excellent example of how to design a zero-carbon footprint building. It aligns well with the “carbon-sink” concept first mentioned here on the Greenest Insulation Blog in 2010 and with the new … Continue reading

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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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Think Insulation When Thinking About Cold Winter Weather

News Article Attests To Insulation Upgrade Savings The first sign of coming colder weather typically leads many homeowners to start thinking (once again in most cases) of upgrading their home insulation. There are many examples online of how much savings … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation In Attics With Foam Under Roof Sheathing

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Justin asks: My home currently has spray foam insulation on all outer walls. (including under my roof in the attic.) I wanted to add blown in cellulose in the attic for more soundproofing … Continue reading

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