insulation

Which type of insulation is right for your home?

In fall’s natural progression toward hibernation and all things cozy, preparation for your house is often forgotten. Insulation for the home can seem intimidating, but don’t let that stop you…

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Wool Insulation: Healthy and Safe Spaces

Ahead-of-the-trend green builders, architects, and homeowners are excited about using healthy, sustainable sheep’s wool insulation for new construction, and retrofitting existing homes and…

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5 Home Energy Efficiency Strategies To Keep Summer Cool

As summer approaches, home electricity use can skyrocket, as air conditioners are cranked up to keep our homes cool. Follow these five simple energy efficiency strategies to keep your electric bill low and your home comfortable. Keep the sun out…

Want To Use 90% Less Energy In Your Home? Here’s How

While oil is being drilled on far corners of the globe, we all have free solar energy falling on our properties. When my family moved into an ultra-energy efficient home in Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a 36-unit community in coastal Maine on…

Sheep Wool Insulation Comes To America

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It is common in New Zealand and a luxury in the UK, but now sheep wool insulation has come to America, via Oregon Shepherd. There is a lot to love about this stuff; “This all-natural and inherently fire-retardant materia…

4 Tips For Energy-Efficient Temperature Control in a Tiny Home

Temperature regulation is key in the tiny home. Rendering via LIfeEdited.

Thermal regulation: It’s the short way to describe systems in houses that help occupants stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

While with new construction of passive, low-c…

What’s The Greenest Insulation? It’s Getting Harder To Decide Every Day

Screen shot from Youtube video

What’s wrong with this picture? It is in a video promoting Ultra-touch denim insulation, showing an installer pushing a full-size batt into an irregular cavity. Either the insulation isn’t going to work because it is co…