Cellulose / Guides

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...cellulose insulation can be a superior product to commonly used batt insulation, but somehow it has developed a bad reputation in Canada. Cellulose Fibre Insula...

Natural Building Insulation Made of Grass - Eco-friendly, Green
Insulation and soundproofing

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...cellulose, wood fiber and grass insulation help us meet emission targets because they act as carbon storage. We are living in a time when the embodied energy of...

Passive House wall system ; Larsen Trusses & dense-packed cellulose insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Larsen truss wall systems with double-stud construction & extra insulation for new homes & energy efficient home renovation

...Cellulose: 2x6” stick frame wall with dense-packed cellulose in the cavities (R19) Plywood sheathing taped to act as vapor barrier and air barrier 11 7/...

Is EPS foam eco-friendly? Exterior home insulation rigid foam panels
Insulation and soundproofing

Does plastic foam or Styrofoam insulation have a place in green building?

...cellulose since I was told it settled, which was and wasn’t true – loose-blown settles but dense-packed cellulose insulation doesn’t settle . We didn’t have mob...

Building a Passive House that's LEED Certified too - an Owner's Tale
Passive House

An owner/builder's account of building a Passive House

...cellulose insulation . A 1-1/2” service cavity inside is capped with drywall, while the exterior is sheathed with 1-1/2” fibreboard, double furring and vertical...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...cellulose insulation insulation, FSC-certified engineered hardwood floors and the solid surface countertops made from recycled glass . A photovoltaic solar ar...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...cellulose insulation), and wood fiber insulation panels . Double-framed wall construction with two offset rows of 2x4s studs injected with high-density cell...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...cellulose totalling R80, the basement is a mix of EPS foam and Roxul batts totalling R28. The benefits of a double exterior wall are plenty. It eliminates the...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...cellulose insulation Blowing cellulose insulation in roof © Ecohome Recycled Content : 80% to 100% Method and form : Cellulose consists of shredde...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...cellulose insulation), and wood fiber insulation panels . Double-framed wall construction with two offset rows of 2x4s studs injected with high-density cell...

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 insulation : the walls and roof of the house are framed with FSC certified wood and are insulated with cellulose (shredded recycled newsprint ), and w...