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Slab on Grade

Finishing the exterior of an insulated slab-on-grade floor

...board , though that left the challenge of how to attach it without using metal fasteners that would lead to thermal bridging. What we decided on was plastic s...

Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...board on furring strips Vapour barrier 16 inch thick dense-packed cellulose wall insulation with double-stud Larsen truss walls Exterior wood fiber board ...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options for interior insulation, exterior insulation, or ideally, a combin...

Installing foam panel insulation, which is best?
Insulation and soundproofing

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Insulation Products, Like Hemp Insulation panels or Batt Insulation or mineral wool - demonstrated here in roof insulation . Polyisocyanurate Foam Panels: P...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...Insulation Cellulose rigid foam insulation is a greener choice than styrofoam Stop Press! A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulation board mad...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...insulation to use under a slab , It is common to install as little as R5 insulation below slab floors, making that about the weakest point in a building envelop...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...board), MDF (medium density fibreboard, particle board and plywood will contain formaldehyde and VOCs. Hemp Coreboard on the other hand, is non-toxic and does n...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...insulation is installed outside of that. Stud cavities are still insulated with batts, but the majority of insulation is on the outside of the sheathing, this...

The difference between air barriers and vapour barriers
Air and vapour barriers

The Difference between air barriers and vapor barriers

...insulation that slows airflow, and well-sealed gypsum board (drywall). To explain this further, Gypsum board (drywall) is vapor permeable, but stops air flow....

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...insulation can be a superior product to commonly used batt insulation, but somehow it has developed a bad reputation in Canada. Cellulose Fibre Insulation (CFI)...

How to Insulate Exterior Walls from the Outside US Canada Ecohome
Walls and Roofs

The easiest way to insulate walls from the exterior in older homes

...insulation for the right application Once you determine the approximate amount of insulation you want to install on exterior walls and the type(s) of insulati...