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September 16, 2014

Green Materials Report: Fiberglass Insulation Fiberglass insulation is a man-made fiber material made from recycled glass and sand, and is one of the “green materials”... more »

September 10, 2014

HPIP Shifts Focus to Training Insulation Installers Properly trained insulation contractors play an important role in ensuring the energy efficiency and comfort of a home. One of... more »

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October 20, 2014

A Young Person’s Guide to Energy Conservation Energy has long lost the attention of the media, so we no longer think about ways we use energy and... more »

October 15, 2014

Top 10 Smartest Home Upgrades It may sound like a cliché colliding with bad dating advice, but when it comes to your home’s appeal—and market... more »

October 9, 2014

Use of Spray Foam Insulation Drops Builders may be backing away from spray foam insulation. Between 2008 and 2012, spray foam’s market share grew from 3%... more »

Literature & Videos

Insulation Institute Tech Tips 1
Installation Tech Tips for Batt Insulation Homes insulated with fiber glass or rock wool batt insulation can meet the RESNET Grade 1 installation requirements by  fitting and filling all cavities, and carefully... more »
Insulation Institute Critical Details 1
Installation Critical Details for Batt Insulation Insulating homes to the latest energy codes requires care and attention to detail to maximize efficiency and year round comfort. ... more »
Citations »

* The Preferred Insulation Solution in 90% of All Homes — “Since the development of fiber glass insulation in the 1930s it has been used in 90% of homes in the U.S. that contain insulation.” Glen Wilkinson, “Beyond R-Value: Insulating for the Environment,” Environmental Design and Construction Magazine (January–February1999):28

 

* Among the Highest Recycled Content, Up to 70% — “Fiber Glass, Rock Wool, and Slag Wool Have High Percentage of Recycled Content,” NAIMA