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December 18, 2013

Air Infiltration and Insulation In recent years, there has been some debate over which insulation products are better at reducing air infiltration.  The fact... more »

December 6, 2013

ICC Code Hearing Results Uphold Building Envelope’s Role in Energy Efficiency The International Code Council (ICC) Public Comment Hearings on proposed changes to the International Energy Conservation Code (residential and commercial),... more »

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April 10, 2014

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Program Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find... more »

April 4, 2014

California Action of Spray Foam Insulation Wet or “uncured” spray polyurethane foam (SPF) materials containing diisocyanates have been proposed as an Initial Priority Product.... more »

April 4, 2014

High Utility Bills Statewide Concern The phones are ringing off the hook at Harvey County Salvation Army — filled with people looking for help with... more »

Literature & Videos

The Pre-Insulation Walk Through
The Pre-Insulation Walk Through Brian Coble, Director of High Performance Homes for Advanced Energy provides best practices on “Proper Installation of Insulation” as he... 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