EPS foam / Guides

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...EPS foam and was found to be losing 30% more heat in this study (see below)! XPS - Extruded Polystyrene Foam Panels - The blue, pink or green ones (eg. Styrof...

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?

...EPS - Expanded Polystyrene rigid foam insulation, aka 'beadboard foam insulation'. this is NOT 'Styrofoam'. XPS Extruded Polystyrene rigid foam insulati...

Slab on Grade

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

...EPS foam and can be parged. Having used rigid Rockwool panels meant we needed an additional solid exterior surface. Here we installed an exterior cement board ,...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...foam boards (it should say so on the tube). EPS can be substituted with XPS foam, but given its much higher greenhouse gas emissions, we prefer to recommend EPS...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...foam panel insulation Cellulose rigid foam insulation is a greener choice than styrofoam UPDATE: A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulation bo...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...EPS foam can be used as a vapour barrier when installed with multiple layers and offset joints as it will not absorb moisture from the ground. • Building on h...

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

...foam if you choose (spray foam is our least favorite but it can be done so we mention it, though we always encourage readers to choose spray foam with the safes...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...foam for insulating basements listed below that work well in the battle against moldy basements. EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), XPS (Extruded Polystyrene), Miner...

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...foam industry. Beyond just couches, chairs, mattresses and pillows, we build our homes with it. EPS and XPS foam are two of the most common insulation materials...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...EPS foam © Legalett Read more about Insulated Slab-on-Grade Foundation Form Systems here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...foam for insulating basements listed below that work well in the battle against moldy basements. EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), XPS (Extruded Polystyrene), Miner...