Dense packed 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...

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 7/8" TGIs (I-joists) as a double-stud wall attached to the exterior of the sheathing (R42) 1.5" ECO4 Wood fiber-board rigid exterior insulation (R4) Weather b...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...dense-packed cellulose insulation insulation, FSC-certified engineered hardwood floors and the solid surface countertops made from recycled glass . A photovoltaic solar array on the roof feeds electricity to the grid via the Strata corporation’s [an ownership model in BC similar to condominium ownership] smart meter....

Solar Radiant Heated Floor Slab Kit
Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized

Solar heated radiant floor with radiant heated hot water for a site with problem soil - expansive clay

...dense-packed cellulose walls will be delivered and installed on the slab. Below is a short video of the solar heated floor slab construction , stay tuned for more on the house that will be seated on it! For more reading and videos on pre-fabricated engineered insulated slab on grade form kits for problem soils like e...

How to Build With Less Wood for Best Performance
Wood and organic materials

How to build high performance homes with less lumber

...dense packed cellulose walls Cellulose is a recycled newsprint insulation so it is a natural product, and using it results in a much lower-carbon footprint home . Dense-packed cellulose walls can be built with offset 2x3s, again reducing the lumber required. See more here on the Eco Home Low carbon prefab kit house f...

Choosing a building envelope
Wall assemblies - new construction

Choosing a building envelope - starting with the perfect wall

...Dense-packed cellulose wall: Dense-packed cellulose wall © Gergana Gatina, Ecohome This is a wall of offset 2x4s (interior then exterior) with a thick cavity filled with dense packed cellulose insulation . It is recommended to have studs in each wall at 24 inch centers, so when offset you have a stud every 12 i...

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...

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

...dense-packed 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 cu...

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...

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

...dense-packed 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 cu...

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...