Dense pack cellulose / Guides

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...Dense-packed cellulose insulation - the History In 2005, Metric Homes of Carp, Ontario designed and built Canada's first Energy Star labelled home in Canada. This home was built with dense-packed (or dense-blown) cellulose as the wall insulation of choice. Their intent was to produce a better built home with the goal...

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

...dense-pack 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 hemlock siding for a total of R-69. The roof’s raised-heel trusses are filled with 30” of dense-pack cellulose (R-100). An “intelligent” membrane ac...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...cellulose. Next comes a 6 mil polyethylene barrier sealed with tapes, then 1.5’’ strapping to create a service cavity, followed by 1/2’’ of drywall. Dense packed cellulose insulation in the walls Heating and ventilation: With a PHPP calculated heating load of 7 W/m2, the heating requirements...

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

...dense-packed cellulose insulation . Using Larsen trusses with dense pack cellulose insulation for a Passive House To go back to thermal bridges – wood does act as a thermal bridge, but not nearly as much as metal, and with engineered I-joists, at only 5/8ths of an inch, the conductivity of the wood isn’t a grea...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...dense pack cellulose and wood fiberboards. Reduce pollution and protect indoor air quality There is a steady increase in the amount of people that suffer from chemical sensitivities, and natural building materials can help alleviate that . Formaldehyde and other chemicals are commonly used in the manufacturing of b...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...dense-packed cellulose insulation Blowing cellulose insulation in roof © Ecohome Recycled Content : 80% to 100% Method and form : Cellulose consists of shredded newsprint and is non-toxic, recycled and generally local. It’s great for attics, you can blow it to whatever depth you want (with proper ventilat...

Passive House in Quebec
Passive House

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

...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 had an aversion to new techniques. Mistakes can happen in a...