COMMUNITY FORUM

treysimmons

09:02AM | 01/15/08
Bvmisc
I am doing an addition and wondering what the greenest insulation solution is. I am thinking recycled material like cellulose but wondering about the chemicals used to process and use on installation.

Anyone know the #1 way to insulate? best build practices?

Handyman

05:16AM | 01/21/08
Member Since: 11/18/98
188 lifetime posts
If you can use SIPs (structurally insulated panels) not only will there be no air gaps in the insulation when they create them the excess material used in production that at a job site would normally make it to a land fill is reused. there are also three factors to consider. The material itself. Is it natural can it be broken down or will it harm the earth long after your home is gone. Two, how well does it insulate, will you save both in heating and cooling seasons to create less energy transfer from inside you home to outside through the use of burning fossil fuels. And three, will it have any effect on the health of your family while you are in the home. For example will it get moldy or will it off gas.

For a remodel it may not be an option but in new homes, the earth is one of the best places to build. into a hill or actually under ground. Think of our ancestors they lived at one with the environment in caves. They maintain a relatively constant temperature and are easier to to heat and cool as there is not much air transfer. The university of Illinois has a whole library underground. Plus think of the extra yard space you will gain. to plant trees.

Danceswithladders

07:44AM | 01/09/09
Member Since: 01/05/09
1 lifetime posts
I have heard of this, but not litterally.

GREG12000

05:40PM | 05/04/11
Member Since: 05/04/11
11 lifetime posts
If you are buying/refinancing an older home- especially wanting to save money - there is a GREAT FHA mortgage program- that can add either Green Cellulose or Fiberglass insulation. All with no out of pocket costs!!! Look at this site for information: http://www.eemdirect.com/


mitchellw

09:09PM | 11/02/11
Member Since: 09/21/11
27 lifetime posts
i don't think their really is a "green" solution to insulation. i would check around online some more

AlexisSalazar

02:27AM | 09/26/12
Member Since: 09/24/12
10 lifetime posts
Conventional Insulation - Where Should Insulation Be Installed? Insulation is ... A Free Energy Audit, will show you where you need insulation solar panel installation
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Making this trio of storage totes is simpler than you might think. Gold screw bolts and spray adhesive hold the fabric cov... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2