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July 28, 2015

Building Science Corporation Releases Final Thermal Metric Report A new study from Building Science Corporation (BSC) demonstrates that all insulation products perform equally well when properly installed and... more »

July 9, 2015

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Confined Spaces The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued its Final Rule on confined spaces – 29 C.F.R. Part 1926... more »

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July 29, 2015

Allstate alleges faulty insulation installation caused house fire Allstate Insurance, acting on behalf of two homeowners, claims faulty insulation installation in the couple’s fireplace caused their home to... more »

July 16, 2015

Code to joy: Energy expert touts benefits of building green Builders who construct homes that comply with the 2012 or 2015 International Energy Conservation Codes can boost the efficiency of those structures... more »

July 8, 2015

Experts Explain Why Insulation is the ‘Unsung Hero’ of the Home Did you know that insulation can save you up to 30% on your utility bills, reduce your carbon footprint and... more »

Literature & Videos

Can brochure NCA101
A Performance Comparison of Today's Environmental Home Builder & Renovation Projects - Canadian Market (NACA101) This brochure compares the most common insulation selection criteria for fibre glass insulation, cellulose insulation, mineral wool insulation, cotton insulation... more »
NAIMA_Installing_Fiberglass_Loosefill_Residential
Loose-Fill in Residential Construction Installing Loose-Fill Insulation in Residential and Other Light-Frame Construction Includes information on installing insulation including ceiling installation guidelines, sidewall installation guidelines... 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