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4th generation blowing agents for spray foam
Insulation and soundproofing

New HFO blowing agents for spray foam will make it over 1,000 times less harmful to the climate

...Foam insulation is a petroleum-based product and nothing will change that. But that was never the biggest problem the 'eco' building community had with foam ins...

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Green Insulation Products, Like Hemp Insulation panels or Batt Insulation or mineral wool - demonstrated here in roof insulation . Polyisocyanurate Foam Panel...

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

...insulation . You can add batt insulation, dense pack cellulose, rigid insulation panels or spray foam if you choose (spray foam is our least favorite but it can...

Balanced insulation levels in a green home
Efficient home design

Insulation in Green Home Building, a balanced approach to putting it where it does the most good

...insulation level slightly and applying that money to a much higher quality window. In Conclusion, How much Insulation is best? Balancing insulation is about...

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 Stop Press! A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam insulatio...

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

Non-toxic natural building insulation made of grass

...foam insulation boards, Rockwool or spray foam insulation to name a few examples. Some natural insulations are better suited to slip into the more ‘mainstream...

Slab on Grade

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

...Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE all from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

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

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

...insulation, timber frame or drywall. And frankly, that sucks! So Why are basements Moldy & Damp? 1) The National Building Code now insists on basement insul...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...foam insulation boards © Michel Chenier As an example, the above stack of XPS foam insulation was purchased through an online classified website for $...

Frost in attic
Roof assemblies - renovation

Why is there frost in my attic?

...foam products in the past due in part to health concerns, but mostly to the very high Green House Gas emmissions from spray foam blowing agents. However 2019 ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

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

...foam due to the emissions associated with it (with exceptions for eco-friendly spray foams) but this is one place where it can make a lot of sense. Spray foam...