Cellulose insulation / Guides

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...insulation can be used for home renovations © Ecohome With enough insulation on the exterior of the wall you can also safely add batt insulation in the stud bays to further increase the thermal performance. Alternatively, you can also add a significant layer of continuous external insulation such as dense packed ce...

Choosing between OSB or Plywood for house sheathing for Roofs, Walls & Floors.
Wood and organic materials

Which is better, OSB or Plywood for Roofs, Walls & Floors?

...insulation with membranes attached, or sheathing with foam insulation attached, as seen in the image above of the corner of a house under construction. It doesn't appear such products conform with the requirements laid out in section 9.25.2.1 of the Building Code, which says that 20% of the total insulation should be...

The Best 10 Energy Saving Tips for Green Homes - EcoHome
Wall assemblies - renovation

Green home improvements: an energy-saving pyramid scheme that actually works!

...insulation is a great way to save money, but be sure to maintain eaves ventilation © Ecohome Attic insulation: The most crucial place to ensure proper insulation for energy saving and money saving is your roof. Older homes may have insufficient insulation and a lot have none. For some homes, blowing a seamless bl...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

The Passive-Aggressive House - Our History of a Passivhaus Build

...insulation imaginable . Although we planned to use blown-in cellulose insulation – basically plant fibers resembling shredded newspaper, one of the oldest and safest insulating materials around – still the fear of doing something “different” resurfaced in remembering Chantelle. So I began to empathize with builders who...

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab tiny house kit home
Tiny house

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab tiny house kit home

...cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-glazed with Low-e coatings for maximum performance and UV protection of interior finishes and furniture. If living in 500 square feet seems just a little too cozy for you, keep in mind that plans can be modified too. You can work with the manufacturers to customize the d...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...cellulose insulation , hemp insulation , insulated wood fiberboard panels , MDF panels made from rice , and other wood products such as formaldehyde-free OSB or plywood . There is a growing trend in the green home building industry to use more eco-friendly building materials, and due to that demand, more manufacturer...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...insulation: This is really easy - all you have to do is use high heel trusses for the roof and insulation stops at the eaves and you need to then blow lots of insulation into the attic. All blown insulations create static electricity so the individual particles repel each other and are nice and fluffy when blown bu...

Affordable Modern Prefab Eco Homes Available - The S1600
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

The S1600 - affordable modern prefab eco homes for families

...insulation panel, and the interior of the walls contains dense-packed cellulose insulation finished in the model house with a beautiful VOC & Formaldehyde-free plywood instead of drywall. When affordable prefabricated eco homes are Architect-designed, the difference is easy to see Energy-efficient performance ...

The Affordable Architect-Designed Modern Green prefab 2 Bed kit home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Le Refuge - An Architect-Designed modern Green prefab 2 bed kit home

...cellulose insulation . Windows are triple-glazed with Low-e coatings for maximum performance and UV protection of interior finishes and furniture. If living in 750 square feet seems just a little too cozy for you, keep in mind that plans can be modified too. You can work with the manufacturers to customize the d...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...cellulose that was used as the structure or insulation of a building may be re-processed as insulation again in the future and the rest can be used as a source of energy that replaces non-renewable energy. Plywood walls instead of drywall: most of the interior surfaces, walls and cathedral ceiling are finished with p...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...cellulose and an additional rigid insulation panel is fitted to the outside to wrap these homes in comfort and energy-efficiency. After being transported to site as a giant flat-pack, these panels are expertly assembled on-site. Each component has been pre-engineered for high performance and durability. High quality,...