Insulation Facts Lower your utility bills by using less heating than without insulation. Reduce the amount of carbon emissions you create from your existing heating system. Reduce noise pollution between shared or joint walls & other external sources. Insulation will keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Insulation will add value to the price of your property. Save up to one third of heat loss in a well insulated home. Enjoy the comfortability levels in your home with more uniform temperatures. * Heating and cooling account for 50%-70% of the energy used in the average American home. Inadequate insulation and air leakage are leading causes of energy waste in most homes.
Benefits Protect Your Home Effectively GreenFiber Insulation forms a monolithic blanket of protection—blocking air infiltration and convection currents that are both primary causes of energy loss. Insulate Against the Seasons The R-value of GreenFiber Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through a greater temperature and application range than that of loose-fill fiberglass, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during the summer. Make Your Home Safe GreenFiber Insulation can increase a wall’s fire resistance by 22-57%. Cellulose insulation is non-toxic, and GreenFiber guarantees its products for the life of your house. Insulate Your House and Preserve Your Planet GreenFiber Insulation resists moisture, reduces noise, and preserves natural resources. Bring the Smarter Insulation to Your House Install GreenFiber loose-fill attic insulation yourself, or have stabilized insulation installed by a GreenFiber Insulation professional
Insulate Your Home & Save Your Planet Protect Your Home From Moisture Build-Up GreenFiber Insulation fibers have a natural ability to handle moisture. Moisture vapor in the air is absorbed and released depending upon the relative humidity of the surrounding air. Protect Your Home’s Peace and Quiet GreenFiber Insulation has a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.90 (90% of sound energy absorbed). It is so effective at keeping outside noises out, that it is used as an enhanced sound control material for homes located in airport flight paths! Protect Your Home Planet GreenFiber Insulation is a non-toxic natural product made from 85% recycled paper fiber, reducing landfill waste. Each 40 sq. ft. bag contains the equivalent of about 46 Sunday newspapers. It is processed by electrically-driven mills that consume relatively little energy when operating, and which can be shut down completely at the end of the production day. This lowers energy consumption, allowing GreenFiber to manufacture to meet customer demand.
Potential Monthly Costs Savings Energy efficient GreenFiber insulation can save up to 33% on heating and cooling bills U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) and the Department of Energy (D.O.E.) are predicting a 14.6% increase in energy costs each year for the next 15 years. $40 $60 $80 $100 $120 $160 $200 1ST Yr. $550 $825 $1,101 $1,376 $1,651 $2,201 $2,752 5th Yr. $951 $1,426 $1,902 $2,377 $2,853 $3,803 $4,754 10th Yr. $1,884 $2,825 $3,767 $4,709 $5,651 $7,534 $9,418 15th Yr. $3,731 $5,597 $7,462 $9,38 $11,194 $14,925 $18,656 Energy Cost $25,484 $38,226 $50,968 $63,710 $76,452 $101,936 $127,420 Savings % 33% 33% 33% 33% 33% 33% 33% Savings $8,410 $12,615 $16,819 $21,024 $25,229 $33,639 $42,048
Energy Tax CreditThe American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 permits homeownersa 30% federal tax credit of up to $1500 for the addition of GreenFiber Insulation totheir home. GreenFiber Insulation is an approved product for energy efficientupgrades; see the Manufacturers Certification Statement below. This tax creditapplies to qualified energy efficient products purchased and installed betweenFebruary 17, 2009 and December 31, 2010. This credit is applicable for the 2009-2010taxable years.The ARRA states that insulation products must meet the R-value criteria establishedby the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The IECC does notqualify products; rather it sets standards for insulation performance in relation toclimate zones. Climate zones are geographical areas of the country based on historicclimate conditions; colder zones generally require more insulation. These climatezones and respective insulation levels can be found within the Department of Energy’swebsite.For complete information on other qualified home improvements and how to save onheating and cooling costs, visit www.energystar.gov. ENERGY STAR® is agovernment-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect theenvironment through superior energy efficiency.
What Are My Options? Fiber Glass, is available in widths suited to standard spacings of wall studs and attic or floor joists. It must be hand-cut and trimmed to fit wherever the joist spacing is non- standard. Fiber glass does not cover all parts of walls, and attic spaces. Fiber glass can cause irritation with direct contact, high levels can aggravate asthma or bronchitis, and fiber glass is also a known carcinogen. Foamed insulations, extruded polystyrene and spray polyurethane involve the use of HCFCs (hydro chlorofluorocarbons), which although not as damaging to the ozone layer as CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), contribute to depletion nonetheless. Expanded polystyrene doesn’t use HCFCs or CFCs, but pentane used as a blowing agent can contribute to low- level smog formation if it’s not captured. The ingredient styrene has been identified by the EPA as a possible human carcinogen. Rock Wool Scum that forms on the surface of molten metal. Commonly used to insulate the walls and ceilings of mobile homes. GreenFiber Cellulose, Environmentally Friendly, High R-Value, Better Sound Control, and Added Fire Safety. GreenFiber has earned a Class 1 or Class A fire rating as determined by ASTM E84. GreenFiber will protect against Corrosiveness, Density, Flame Spread Permanency, Fungi Resistance, Moisture Vapor Sorption, Odor Emission, Thermal Resistance, and Protects Against Rats, and Mice.
R-Value Option Comparison What Is an R-Value? Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called R-value, which indicates the resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. The R-value of thermal insulation depends on the type of material, its thickness, and its density. In calculating the R-value of a multi-layered installation, the R-values of the individual layers are added. Numbers Represent R-Value Per Inch 43.5 32.5 21.5 10.5 0 Foamed Insulation Fiberglass Rock Wool Cellulose
Insulate Against SeasonsThe R-value of GreenFiber Insulation, or its ability to stop heat transfer, remains consistent through agreater temperature and application range, keeping heat in during the winter, and out during thesummer.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission developed an insulation rating mechanism to help end the falseand misleading claims about insulation that once abounded. Called R-value, this rating is based on alaboratory measurement, the R-factor, which reflects a materials ability to stop or slow heat transfer.R-value changes with extreme temperatures. So attic insulation rated R-38 will perform at a different R-value at 20°F below zero. Why is this an important distinction? The effective R-values of bothGreenFiber Insulation and fiberglass may change under very cold temperatures.While loose-fill fiberglass can lose as much as half its R-value at 20°F below zero, GreenFiberInsulation continues to perform at a more consistent R-value.So R-value is a useful measurement of thermal resistance, but its important to remember that R-value is just one piece of the equation. If a house isnt properly sealed and there are gaps in theinsulation, a high R-value isnt going to keep that home comfortable. Heat seeks cold spots in muchthe same way that water runs down a drain, or rain finds its way to a hole in the roof. It doesntmatter if the rest of the roof is performing to specification if water finds the one hole. Because itforms a seamless protective blanket, GreenFiber Insulation effectively fills those gaps.
Make Your Home SafeGreenFiber Insulation can increase a walls fire resistance by 22-57%. Cellulose insulation isnon-toxic, and GreenFiber GUARANTEES its products for the life of your house.GreenFiber Insulation has been proven to increase a walls fire resistance 22-57% and exceeds the toughfire safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In laboratory fire resistance testsof wall assemblies and full-scale building demonstrations, structures with GreenFiber Insulation outperformed fiberglass and uninsulated structures by 22-57%. Oak Ridge National Laboratory,Underwriters Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy have all documented the permanency offire retardants in cellulose insulation.The boric acid flame retardant used in GreenFiber Insulation is infused in the natural fibers of thecellulose. During a fire, the retardant melts and holds the heat until the cellulose fibers char. The cellulosethen becomes a layer of carbon protection, because the charred fibers wont burn. The density ofGreenFiber Insulation prevents the passage of flames and hot gasses, so fire does not spread as readilyinto GreenFiber -installed walls or ceilings, and GreenFiber Insulation restricts the amount of oxygenavailable to support combustion.GreenFiber Insulation has a Class 1/A rating (FSC 25) for flame spread, and a smoke development ratingof less than 50 when tested in accordance with ASTM E84. Because of the fire retardant application,GreenFiber Insulation has been proven more effective in actual fire situations in maintaining thestructural members of a home
Quality Assurance and SafetyGreenFiber has a comprehensive testing program to ensure that GreenFiber products meet thehighest quality and safety standards in the industry. Our testing criteria adheres to the regulations forcellulose insulation found in the amended Consumer Product Safety Commission Standard, 16 CFRPart 1209, and the Federal Trade Commission Standard, 16 CFR Part 460. The testing standards aredescribed in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C 739. Together, these rules andstandards cover the performance and physical attributes of loose-fill thermal cellulose insulation foruse in attics or enclosed spaces in housing and other framed buildings.GreenFiber has an extensive Quality Control (QC) and Assurance program, and is the industry leaderin the continuing development of improved QC methodology and testing. In addition to a rigorousinternal QC testing, training and documentation program, the company routinely, as a matter of policy,has its product tested by independent laboratories. Although outside testing is not required, it reflectsthe companys attitude and commitment towards continuous improvement of product quality.GreenFiber uses several independent laboratories across North America for a variety of testing andcertification (T&C) needs. The T&C facilities vary depending on the product application and end use.All of these outside organizations are accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory AccreditationProgram (NVLAP).
Insulation is ECO-Friendly & Saves Money The benefits of insulation extend President Obamas Endorsement- throughout each season. It assists greatly December 15, 2009, Alexandria, VA: in keeping heat within a home in winter "Insulation is sexy stuff. Heres whats sexy and slowing the flow of heat into the home about it: Saving money! Think about it this in summer. An insulated home will way, if you havent upgraded your home yet, therefore be warmer in winter and cooler its not just heat or cool air thats in summer, creating a more comfortable escaping, its energy and money that you environment all year round. are wasting. If you saw $20 bills just sort of floating through the window, up into the Insulating can cut the cost of heating and atmosphere, youd try and figure out how cooling by over 40%. Insulating the ceiling you were going to keep that. But thats of a house has the potential to save 20- exactly whats happening because of that 30% on heating and cooling bills. lack of efficiency in our buildings. Insulating your home is also a great way to reduce your environmental impact. By using less energy to heat and cool your home, youll cut down on the amount of nonrenewable resources you use on a daily basis. Your small home improvement choice can have a large environmental benefit.
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