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R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...stone wool ], measurements of R-value per inch were made over a range of different temperatures more characteristic of in-service temperatures. As shown in Figu...

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

Rigid insulation panels: which ones to use for different applications

...wool. It is a recycled product made with the stone dust from industrial blast furnaces. Alternative Mineral Wool Rigid Insulation Panels - Roxul Like ...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

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

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

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

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

...wool insulation batts on basement walls © Ecohome Rock wool (mineral wool) boards are an alternative product you can use and they are made from recycled sto...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...stone. Pros: Excellent thermal mass; as durable a floor as you will ever find; excellent medium for radiant floor heat; almost all homes will have a concrete ...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...wool > R 80 Slab on grade insulation: EPS foam and polyurethane > R60 0,57 ACH @ 50 Pa ( Air Changes per Hour at 50 Pascals of pressure) Energy systems:...

Correctly installed Triple pane south facing windows on Ecohome's Demo House
Windows and doors

Installing doors & windows for the best performance in high efficiency homes, LEED & Passive House

...wool and eliminate the problem all together. We have found using mineral wool insulation (Roxul Comfortboard) makes leveling and placing windows quite easy. It ...

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)

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

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...wool, a recycled stone dust insulation . The wall thickness and levels of insulation vary slightly, with the weakest point of the wall being R48, which is about...

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...stone wool) below and around the deck block may reduce the chances of movement from frost heave. Laying down a bed of 3/4" clean crushed stone will also act to ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...wool product . Mineral wool is a quite well-regarded insulation for its resistance to pests, water and fire. It is easy to cut and install and it holds its shap...