Types of basement insulation / Guides

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...of radiant in-floor heat. Thermal image of basement insulation and heat loss © Ecohome Exterior basement insulation is less common, pr...

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 requirements of building codes might save you money not only in the future, but immediately . The purchase and installation of greater levels of insu...

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 means the temperature of the concrete will be determined by the temperature of the ground or air outside. With some types of insulation this can al...

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

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...types of insulation are best for where when building a Green Home home here . We are so accustomed to a house having a basement that the idea of building a sl...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...types of terrain, with the exception of heavily sloped sites, and increasing the performance of slab on grade floors is simply done by adding insulation - yep, ...

Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...insulation on either side of them. But with most types of wall assemblies we have little choice but to use some kind of heat conducting material as wall frames;...

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

...basement, with no thermal bridging and reduced risk of mold. Basement mockup with raft slab and ICF wall courtesy of Treehugger Mockup of a raft slab ...

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

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

Tips for finding a reliable green home builder
How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals

How to choose a home-building contractor

...basement construction - Ecohome Guide How much insulation does a basement need - EcoHome Guide How to finish the exterior of Insulated basements and slabs -...

Real estate

Evaluating a home before purchase: how to recognize value and potential problems

...of peak as well. Note the type and depth of insulation. More on roof insulation here. Does it pass the smell test? No, really, does it? All homes will have ...