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Webinar: High Performance Residential Buildings (featuring Rockwool Insulation!), August 27, 11:30 am EST

Green Building,High Performance Homes,Rockwool

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

The High Performance Residential Buildings webinar is an engaging one hour seminar presented by guest speaker, Chris Laumer-Giddens, co-owner of architecture and construction firm LG Squared. Chris will walk you through his journey desig… more...

  Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

0 replies | 666 views | Posted on: 08/22/2020 | Last updated: 08/22/2020

VIDEO: Learning About Rockwool's Versatility with Matt Hoots at the International Builders Show

Insulation,Rockwool,Stone Wool,Mineral Wool

by Rate It Green Team

Did you know that Rockwool is actually made out of volcanically derived rock - basalt from the earth’s crust and recycled steel slag?  Join Matt Hoots of Sawhorse Design, Inc. and Dan Edelman of Rockwool to learn mo… more...

  Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

1 replies | 2418 views | Posted on: 07/18/2020 | Last updated: 08/20/2020

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

2 replies | 746 views | Posted on: 07/09/2015 | Last updated: 06/17/2020

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 | 1289 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 | 1534 views | Posted on: 06/21/2015 | Last updated: 10/08/2015


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