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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 ther…

Related to: Other Green Building,Services

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Insulation,Foam

1 replies | 542 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

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 ther…

Filed under: Insulation

Related to: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Foam,SIPs

0 replies | 1427 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 10/13/2015

All About Insulation: Passive House Massachusetts - April 12th 6:30-8 pm

by Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Passive House Massachusetts: All About Insulation April 12, 6;30-8 pm Come find out what insulation products are available, which solution best fits certain situations, and what are the myths and …

Filed under: Massachusetts

Massachusetts Green Builders

Keywords: Green Building,Insulation

0 replies | 521 views | Posted on: 04/11/2016 | Last updated: 04/11/2016

Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulat

Filed under: Webinars

Keywords: Insulation,Sustainable Building

0 replies | 1201 views | Posted on: 09/26/2018 | Last updated: 10/05/2018

Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulat

Filed under: Webinars

Keywords: Insulation,Sustainable Building

0 replies | 1123 views | Posted on: 09/26/2018 | Last updated: 01/02/2019

Closing the loop with CarpetCycle: Tour, Presentation, and Networking 4-7 pm, January 22, Roselle, New Jersey

by Eileen Flynn // Student

About CarpetCycle: An estimated 3.5 billion pounds of post-consumer carpet gets landfilled in the United States annually. Since their inception, in 1999, CarpetCycle has been providing services to saf

Filed under: Events

New Jersey Greenbuilding Group

Keywords: Green Building,Recycling,Insulation,CarpetCycle

0 replies | 635 views | Posted on: 01/04/2019 | Last updated: 01/06/2019

FREE WEBINAR: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulat

Filed under: Continuing Education Courses

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,Sustainability,Insulation

0 replies | 290 views | Posted on: 01/31/2019 | Last updated: 01/31/2019

FREE WEBINAR: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulat

Filed under: Continuing Education Courses

Keywords: Energy Efficiency,Sustainability,Insulation

0 replies | 293 views | Posted on: 01/31/2019 | Last updated: 05/20/2019

FREE WEBINAR: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulat

Filed under: Continuing Education Courses

Keywords: Sustainability,Insulation,Energy Efficient Design

0 replies | 986 views | Posted on: 01/31/2019 | Last updated: 11/27/2019

The X Factor of R Value: Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Insulation and Air Sealing Materials, April 18, NYC

by AbbieKnight

Join this workshop focused on the Healthy Affordable Building Materials Project and hosted by the Building Energy Exchange (BEEx).  

Robust evidence demonstrates that weath

Filed under: New York

New York Green Building Group

Keywords: Insulation,Toxic Chemicals

0 replies | 752 views | Posted on: 03/25/2019 | Last updated: 03/27/2019

Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials (Supplement to "Making Affordable Family Housing More Efficient...")

by ella.nielsen44 // Student

Guidance for Specifying Healthier Insulation and Air-Sealing Materials” was produced by Healthy Building Network (HBN) as a supplement to the report by HBN, Efficiency for All and others,

Filed under: Guidelines, Resource Guides, Handbooks

Keywords: Affordable Housing,Energy Efficiency,Insulation,air sealing

0 replies | 1478 views | Posted on: 04/15/2019 | Last updated: 06/17/2019

“Glavel could replace plastic foam below grade“

by Glavel, Inc

GLAVEL, INC., is a Vermont based company that specializes in manufacturing light-weight aggregate from recycled glass. Recently featured in TreeHugger, Glavel seeks to provide high performance, non-to

Filed under: Green Living

Keywords: Green Building,Passive House,Insulation,Vermont,Green Building Materials,Recycled Materials,PassiveHaus,Glass,Glavel

0 replies | 626 views | Posted on: 06/05/2019 | Last updated: 06/17/2019

Learning About Rockwool's Versatility with Matt Hoots at the International Builders Show (Video)

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.


Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Rockwool,Stone Wool,Mineral Wool

1 replies | 4949 views | Posted on: 07/18/2020 | Last updated: 06/17/2021

PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder Online Training, October 12-15 & 19-22, 2-5 pm EDT

by SarahA

Superinsulation, airtight envelopes, high-performance window installation, site management, component sourcing—passive house construction presents special challenges to builders. The PHIUS CPHB

Filed under: Certifications/Labels and Transparency

Keywords: Green Building,Climate Change,Certification,Passive House,Insulation,High Performance Windows

0 replies | 802 views | Posted on: 10/01/2020 | Last updated: 10/01/2020

FREE Green Building Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, October 22, 12-1 pm EDT

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Polyiso,Building Envelope,Air and Water Resistive Barriers

1 replies | 686 views | Posted on: 10/08/2020 | Last updated: 11/30/2020

NESEA Green Building Virtual Pro Tour: 1890s Farmhouse to Super Insulated Commercial Space, November 13, 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

Join NESEA for this interactive event, hosted by Garland Mill, featuring a deep dive into the conversion of a 1890s farmhouse that has been transformed into a super insulated building providing space

Filed under: Green Facilities

New Hampshire Green Building

Keywords: Green Building,Renewable Energy,Insulation,Insulated Commercial Space,Construction Management,Triple Pane Windows

0 replies | 696 views | Posted on: 10/26/2020 | Last updated: 10/26/2020

Building Performance Association, Home Performance Regional Educational Series - New England, November 18-19

by SarahA

Stay up to date on top trends and issues in the industry with live and on-demand educational content. Learn about nationally relevant topics like back to work in the COVID-19 environment, heat pumps,

Designing and Building High Performance Homes, and Building "the Perfect Wall" using Stone Wool Insulation - A Video Series in 8 Parts

by Rate It Green Team

In this 8-part series hosted by Rockwool, Chris Laumer-Giddens of LG Squared, Inc. walks us through some of the high performance homes he’s built, the basics of well-built wall assemblies, a

Filed under: Mineral Wool Insulation

Keywords: High Performance Building,Insulation,Rockwool,Stone Wool,Mineral Wool,Stone Wool Insulation,Mineral Wool Insulation

0 replies | 2566 views | Posted on: 12/03/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Webinar: Selecting Healthy Insulation and Air Sealants, December 15, 2 pm CST

by samanthaklein // Intern

Insulation and air sealing are two cost-effective ways to increase the energy efficiency of a home. However, the chemicals that are found in some of these products or used during their production can

Filed under: Health and Air Quality

HVAC - Protecting Healthy Buildings with Pure Air Optimization

Keywords: Healthy Building,Insulation,air sealing

0 replies | 839 views | Posted on: 12/05/2020 | Last updated: 12/05/2020

Green Building Myth Busting: Natural Ventilation - Do Your Walls Need to "Breathe?" (Video)

by Rate It Green Team


Welcome to the launch of the Green Building Myth Busters Series with Matt Hoots.  Matt’s and his coconspirators are about to bust some old misperceptions in the green building world w

Green Building Myth Busting: Nope, You're Not Allergic to Wool (Video)

by Rate It Green Team


Matt Hoots is always ready to bust a myth.  Recently, he was talking with Daman Dillon and Kristine Hart of Caragreen Healthy Building Materials about Havelock loose fill wool insulation (1

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Green Building,Sustainability,Insulation,Green Myth Busting,Green Building Myth Busting,Wool,Wool Insulation,Allergies,Caragreen

2 replies | 2974 views | Posted on: 12/24/2020 | Last updated: 05/02/2021

Build A Better House Series: Foundation, Presented by Maine Indoor Air Quality Control Council, February 2-3

by SarahA

About Foundations: Proper site work and foundation construction are as critical to the overall quality and healthfulness of a home as the building shell that is constructed above grade. As a resu

Filed under: Health and Air Quality

Keywords: Healthy Building,Energy Efficiency,Insulation,Foundation,Building Surfaces,Damp Proofing,Water Proofing,Radon

0 replies | 804 views | Posted on: 01/20/2021 | Last updated: 01/20/2021

Build A Better House Series: Building Shell, Presented by Maine Indoor Air Quality Control Council, February 9 - 10

by SarahA

About the Program:  Simply put, a new home’s building shell is comprised of the structural elements that separate the inside from the outside: walls, roof, windows, doors, including things

Filed under: Health and Air Quality

Keywords: Green Building,Energy Efficiency,Insulation,Building Shell,Energy Consumption

0 replies | 873 views | Posted on: 01/20/2021 | Last updated: 01/20/2021

Free Green Building Webinar: Polyiso - The Next Generation Air & Water Resistive Barrier, March 1, 12 pm EST

by GreenCE Sustainable Design and Construction

To educate about ‘Building Longevity and Sustainability’ and how these concepts impact making buildings more energy efficient. The course examines how foil-faced polyiso continuous insulation can

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Polyiso,Building Envelope,Air Barriers,Water barriers,Air and Water Barriers,Thermal control layers

0 replies | 920 views | Posted on: 02/08/2021 | Last updated: 02/10/2021

Free CE Webinar: Foundational Insulation with Stone Wool, April 14, 12 pm EDT

by samanthaklein // Intern

This course will discuss the benefits of stone wool insulation in below grade applications. With different options of foundation styles, basements, crawlspaces and slab on grade, there is many differe

Filed under: Insulation

Keywords: Insulation,Stone Wool,Stone Wool Insulation,Foundation

0 replies | 1323 views | Posted on: 03/12/2021 | Last updated: 03/12/2021