Rigid insulation / Guides

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...Insulation Products, Like Hemp Insulation panels or Batt Insulation or mineral wool - demonstrated here in roof insulation . Polyisocyanurate Foam Panels: P...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...Rigid Foam Panel Insulation Cellulose rigid foam insulation is a greener choice than styrofoam Stop Press! A new environmentally-friendly rigid foam ins...

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

...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 insulati...

Passive Solar Index Home - super high efficiency
Passive solar home design

Passive Solar Index Home Case Study

...Insulation values Aboveground walls: R60 Roof: R100 Slab on floor: R30 Slab construction Base consisting of 6 inches of crushed stone 4 "of rigid ...

Hemp insulation products for USA & Canada rolling off the production line
Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada & USA - insulating naturally is an Eco-friendly alternative

...insulation batts; masonry blocks; semi-rigid soundproofing panels; semi-rigid decorative and soundproofing panels; felts for subfloor insulation. 5....

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...insulation is installed outside of that. Stud cavities are still insulated with batts, but the majority of insulation is on the outside of the sheathing, this...

Slab on grade for a Passive Solar LEED Home insulated by Rockwool © Ecohome
Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...insulation to use under a slab , It is common to install as little as R5 insulation below slab floors, making that about the weakest point in a building envelop...

Slab on Grade

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

...rigid Rockwool panels meant we needed an additional solid exterior surface. Here we installed an exterior cement board , though that left the challenge of how t...

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

...insulation A Larsen Truss is a type of lightweight & non structural double-stud wall assembly that allows for thicker insulation, is ideal for dense-packed ce...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...insulation can be a superior product to commonly used batt insulation, but somehow it has developed a bad reputation in Canada. Cellulose Fibre Insulation (CFI)...

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

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

...rigid insulation panels and a 2x4 wall with batt insulation can be a much more affordable option - but you need to know the right techniques for a succesful and...