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Mineral wool insulation in roof by Rockwool - LEED Platinum V4
Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs by Rockwool

...Rockwool (formerly Roxul) mineral wool batts. R95 far exceeds the most rigorous Canadian building codes, and is a key component to us achieving an extremely ene...

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

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...Rockwool rigid board under the main slab and on the exterior of the slab, and high-density Type III EPS foam under the footing as Rockwool has not been tested y...

Slab on Grade

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

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

The Elegant Farm hydroponic bottle garden
Landscaping

Hydroponic bottle gardener launches kickstarter campaign

...rockwool, leaving them to sprout. After a week or so, the seeds can be transplanted into one of the Elegant Farm planters to grow. The Elegant Farm is extremely...

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

...Rockwool or fiberglass) or as in this particular case, dense-packed cellulose . Larsen Trusses for Passive House construction: We recently visited John Hodg...

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

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...Rockwool, contains no fire retardant chemicals such brome-based HBCD (Hexabromocyclododecane, spelling test to follow), a persistent bio-accumulative chemical f...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Passive solar home design

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...Rockwool mineral fiber insulation ( formerly known as Roxul) . Note: Engineers at Rockwool could not confirm with us that their product had the compressive st...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

...Rockwool mineral fiber insulation: Rock wool rigid board insulation © Ecohome Recycled Content : there is a minimum of 75% industrial waste in stone woo...

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

...Rockwool or Roxul insulation panels attached with strapping and screws (which is in the building science video above), and what we did to break the thermal brid...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...rockwool insulation such as ROCKWOOL rather than choosing rigid foam insulation . There is no conclusive documentation we have found to support this, but the th...

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

Polyisocyanurate (PIR), Extruded Polystyrene (XPS), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) or Styrofoam? When building or renovating a high-performance building envelope...