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The Debate Over Foam


by NobleHome Affordable, passive solar, easy to build kit houses

Since Noble Home's inception we've been using foam-insulated SIPs to build the shell of our homes. This has always been a compromise, since foam isn't as environmentally friendly as we'd like and there are no options on the market that use … more...

  Filed under: Insulation

0 replies | 1227 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

Cellulose Insulation

by Frank Disruptive Technology Scientist

I have been trying to find out about Cellulose Insulation, the newspaper stuff. Last winter my attic leaked water came in onto the Cellulose Insulation. My question is when Cellulose Insulation gets wet does that mean mold will grow in t… more...

  Filed under: Cellulose Insulation

2 replies | 1488 views | Posted on: 06/21/2015 | Last updated: 10/08/2015

Is Mold in Modern Buildings a Sign Of Energy Loss?

Mold,Thermal Bridges

by Chelsea W. Student

Why does mold grows in new buildings? In an article found on a Australian building site, this question is explored. The main topic of the article is the accidental creation of "thermal bridges", breaks in insulation or wall that lets in air… more...

  Filed under: Insulation

1 replies | 669 views | Posted on: 07/09/2015 | Last updated: 10/08/2015


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