Groundfridge uses insulation, not electricity, to stay cool

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The Groundfridge refrigerated cellar by Dutch designer Studio Floris Schoonderbeek cools using natural insulation and a battery-powered ventilation system

Options for Eco-Friendly Home Insulation

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One of the main factors people take into consideration when selecting insulation is its ability to reduce energy costs. There are a plethora of choices for Eco-friendly people wanting to apply insulation that benefits the environment. A type of Eco-friendly home insulation that’s fairly new on the market is sheep’s wool. In and of itself, cotton is a natural resource, which makes it one of the best green insulating resources available.

This collapsible cooler is insulated with upcycled coconut fiber

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Fortuna Cools recently announced the launch of the Nutshell Cooler, a collapsible cooler made using upcycled coconut fiber sourced from the Philippines and designed to outperform plastic

This Tasmanian farmhouse has a ceiling insulated with local wool

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Found on a sheep farm in the rural landscape of Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia, this modern farmhouse addresses sustainability and tradition in its design

Maintenance Tips: Installing Foam Gaskets to Insulate Your Electrical Outlets

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Electrical outlets are usually one of the last items in a house to be insulated with foam gaskets. If your exterior wall outlets are not insulated, they are little more than a hole in the wall leading outside. The post Maintenance Tips: Installing Foam Gaskets to Insulate Your Electrical Outlets appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Building/Remodeling Home Energy Usage Home Improvement Maintenance Tips: Installing Foam Gaskets to Insulate Your Electrical Outlets

How To Measure Your Attic’s Insulation

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A great way to ensure that your home is using energy efficiently is to be sure that your attic is insulated properly. Did you know that a properly insulated home can save roughly 20% of a homes annual heating and cooling costs? Thankfully, measuring your attics insulation is a very straight forward and. The post How To Measure Your Attic’s Insulation appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Is Your Insulation Bad For the Environment?

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Turns out that many of the insulation materials we use to reduce our energy use (and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions), are themselves extremely potent greenhouse gases. You are better off using a fiberglass like CertainTeed’s Sustainable Insulation, or mineral wool, or cellulose, [.] [ Is Your Insulation Bad For the Environment? Tags: Green Building/Remodeling Insulation global warming potential GWP Uh-oh.

Groundfridge uses insulation, not electricity, to stay cool

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Designed by Studio Floris Schoonderbeek , the Groundfridge refrigerated cellar uses the soil’s natural insulation as a cooling system for sustainable food and wine storage. The Groundfridge requires no electricity, instead using natural insulation and a battery-powered ventilation system.

Keeping Your Home Comfortable – and Healthier – With Wool Insulation

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The post Keeping Your Home Comfortable – and Healthier – With Wool Insulation appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts green building materials natural wool sheep wool sustainability wool wool insulationBy Steve Hanley Sheep’s wool has been keeping people warm for thousands of years. It is by definition all natural, renewable, and recyclable.

How To Insulate Your Hot Water Pipes

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One of the best ways to save money and energy around your home is to insulate your hot water pipes. Things you’ll need for the job: Pipe Insulation (both 3/4″ and 1/2″). Instructions: how to insulate your hot water pipes. Piping: It’s important to note that when you’re insulating the pipes leading to and from your hot water tank that the insulation shouldn’t come flush with the tank. Place insulation on pipes.

Denis Vranich – “Spray Foam Insulation Critical for Net Zero Energy Construction”

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Spray foam insulation is a versatile and easy way to cut energy consumption and costs while being environmentally conscious. The post Denis Vranich – “Spray Foam Insulation Critical for Net Zero Energy Construction” appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts green buildings green construction net zero buildings spray foam insulation

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Saudi Arabia to become more insulated than ever!

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will soon require increased insulation in all new buildings across 24 major cities that, in total, account for 80 percent of the country’s population. The action intends to substantially reduce energy consumption and waste, as a properly insulated structure can reduce electricity bills up to 40 percent. of the Kingdom’s buildings are thermally insulated. of the buildings lack insulation, the ratio is 72.6%

Green renovation to a ’50s California home features recycled denim insulation

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Designers from Pfau Long Architecture expanded the space to 2,800 feet to help this project stick out from the rest, complete with sustainable solar power and recycled denim insulation. Related: Energy-efficient villa in Portugal uses locally sourced cork for insulation Designers kept the existing main structure, which included floor-to-ceiling glass windows and ashlar masonry stone walls, choosing to add a wing with two more bedrooms and an updated family room with a kitchen.

Insulating older windows without replacing them: cost effective Window Inserts product review

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R values (a measure of insulation, measured in “resistance” of heat passing from one place to another) are very, very low for older windows. The post Insulating older windows without replacing them: cost effective Window Inserts product review appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Energy Efficiency Green Building/Remodeling Home Improvement inexpensive Insulation single pane window insert

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Eco-Friendly Lifestyle: 7 Modern Solutions for Home Improvement

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Sustainable living and eco-friendly solutions have become buzzwords in the modern world. More and more people are starting to care about our planet and its future. Everybody does what they can — whether that means switching to reusable coffee cups, waste sorting, or driving green cars.

How Can We Make Our Buildings Green?

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This Tasmanian farmhouse has a ceiling insulated with local wool

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Its most unique feature, an insulated ceiling made from sealed wool, uses materials sourced from sheep living locally at the onsite farm. Read more from the original source: This Tasmanian farmhouse has a ceiling insulated with local wool. Found on a sheep farm in the rural landscape of Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia , this modern farmhouse addresses sustainability and tradition in its design.

How To Insulate Your Hot Water Heater Tank

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Did you know that by simply insulating your hot water tank you could save anywhere from 4%-9% on your water heating costs? If you go one step further and insulate both the hot and cold water pipes as well, you’ll save even more! Luckily, insulating your hot water tank is a relatively inexpensive and straightforward task that doesn’t require much in terms of technical training. Instructions: how to insulate your hot water tank.

Out OF EDEN - A Natural INSULATION CHOICE

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Edenbloc 35 is a new type of rigid insulation made predominantly from recycled wool and can be used in many internal situations, including wall lining, between rafters and timber studs and under rafters. When paired with the CO2 reductions that result from the reduced energy consumption Edenbloc 35 facilitates, it’s climate change credentials are clear and significantly out-perform those offered by wood based rigid insulation, the only other natural alternative on the market.

Clever Reuse Ideas for Insulated Food Delivery Bags

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Perhaps you’ve placed an order and they’re standing right outside … The post Clever Reuse Ideas for Insulated Food Delivery Bags appeared first on Earth 911. Go here to see the original: Clever Reuse Ideas for Insulated Food Delivery Bags. Eco appeared-first delivery-bags earth911-podcast order-and packaging podcast producer-responsibility standing-right world

How To Insulate Your Attic Duct System Step by Step (with Video Instructions)

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Ensuring your attic is properly insulated is essential to this endeavor. The post How To Insulate Your Attic Duct System Step by Step (with Video Instructions) appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Home Energy Usage Home Improvement attic duct efficiency Green home improvement how to insulate system

How to check (and fill) insulation gaps using a laser thermometer (DIY)

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If you’ve been fiddling with the thermostat more often than not, chances are your home is suffering from severe energy inefficiencies, likely caused by weak insulation. But, how can you check where your insulation may not be sealing well? The post How to check (and fill) insulation gaps using a laser thermometer (DIY) appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Home Improvement caulk diy FLOR infrared thermometer Insulation leaks modular rug

Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand’s weather

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The design features a gabled form with a black rain screen, passive house measures and structural insulated panels. Thanks to the efficient insulation , the house requires virtually no additional energy to maintain comfortable temperatures, despite the New Zealand alpine climate. Award-winning passive tiny house is insulated to combat New Zealand’s weather. Completed in 2018, the Kirimoko tiny house was inspired by a minimalist cycling trip.

How can fiberglass insulation help regulate heat loss

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Ishani Chatterjee: Fiberglass insulation is an effective way of heating up the house. There is diversified reason for which insulation becomes important for the home. The chief functionality of insulation is to maintain a pleasant temperature inside the house. However, the insulation is an activity that not only offers an agreeable weather condition inside the house, but also protects it from the adversities. How can fiberglass insulation help regulate heat loss.

Cabin-like tiny home insulated with hemp, cotton and linen

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The interior space is kept nice and toasty thanks to its natural insulation, made of cotton, linen and hemp. Cabin-like tiny home insulated with hemp, cotton and linen.

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'Save lives by insulating homes', FoE urge Government

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Commenting on the numbers of excess deaths last winter, revealed in Government figures in late November 2010, Friends of the Earth's Warm Homes campaigner Dave Timms said: "Lower outbreaks of flu helped cut winter deaths last year despite the bitterly cold weather - improving homes so they're better insulated and cheaper to heat could help save even more lives.

Ikea kitchens help sell insulation to Dutch – and UK could be next

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Dutch consortia Energiesprong could give zero carbon retrofits to social homes across England, using innovative wrap-around insulated panels, if EU funding is approved More than 100,000 homes across the UK could be given a carbon-neutral retrofit by 2020 if the EU approves funding for a ground-breaking green social housing project this month. The Energiesprong (Energy Leap) initiative involves completely wrapping houses with insulated panel-facades that snap on like Lego.

Does Spray Foam Insulation Harm Indoor Air Quality?

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How To Insulate Old Windows Without Buying New: Energy-Saving Window Inserts

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Insulation and your HVAC system are two such examples, but energy-efficient window inserts are also important, especially for homes with older, drafty windows. The post How To Insulate Old Windows Without Buying New: Energy-Saving Window Inserts appeared first on Green Living Ideas. There are a few things that you can count on to keep you cool during the summer (and warm during the winter).

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This tiny house is insulated with cork and powered by solar

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The improved panels mean that occupants can generate enough power to run appliances solely from solar, and the wood-burning stove is connected to underfloor heating to reduce heating costs when coupled with the already-installed efficient insulation. Eco-friendly company The Tiny Housing Co.

How to detect and eliminate drafts for better home insulation

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The post How to detect and eliminate drafts for better home insulation appeared first on Green Living Ideas. When it comes to saving money and energy around your home one of the best things you can do is detect and eliminate drafts around your window and door frames. The easiest way to check your window and door frames for leaks is with the use of an infrared thermometer. Just follow these instructions to learn.

Portugal-based nonprofit refurbishes old buildings with natural insulation

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The original building was constructed in the 1930s and is a representation of typical homes found around the Bairro dos Pescadores neighborhood, as in it is built without insulation. Previously, the nonprofit had used materials such as mycelium and wool to create an insulation solution for these types of structures, but in 2019, Critical Concrete started working with a new mixture of cardboard and lime.

Home insulation, good money saving habits, and you

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By now most Green Living Ideas readers know the value of home insulation, but for those new to the green lifestyle, insulation is like an extra blanket on your bed in the winter. Except for houses, the insulation can help keep in cooler air in the summer and warmer air in the winter. But given a variety of factors, many people do not adequately insulate their homes, and end up spending more money heating and cooling the inefficient space than they would on the insulation job.

3 Upgrades To Make Your Home More Sustainable

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How To Measure Your Attic’s Temperature and Assess Insulation Needs

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Keeping your home properly insulated can a long way when it comes to ensuring that it’s using energy efficiently, but did you ever stop to think about your attic temperature and insulation? The post How To Measure Your Attic’s Temperature and Assess Insulation Needs appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

5 Ways to Stay Eco-Friendly When Home Buying

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BIPVT: New Retrofit technology that promises thermal insulation along with solar power

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They a so intend to create a natural thermal insulation for the home by using the BIPVT. You not only get a great renewable and clean energy source, but also improved insulation. B.Sameer Kumar: While it is amazing to see new zero energy homes and structures with solar rooftops come up all across the world, these only make for a fraction of all the buildings on the plant.

5 Steps to Building and Designing a Sustainable, Energy-Efficient Home

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Are you thinking of building a home? Then why not build one that saves you on your energy bill and is less harmful to the planet. Step 1: Choose the Right Size, Orientation, and Layout Size Given a choice between a big and small house, which will you choose?

5 Energy Saving Tips For Windows

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These 8 Tips Will Save You Energy This Winter

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Sustainable Upgrades You Should Be Making in Your Home

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Terms like “sustainability” and “green living” may feel like buzz words at times. But the truth is, they have to be more than that for those who really care about the future. If we’re going to safely cohabitate on the Earth together, we need to make sustainable living a way.

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Giving Your Home an Eco-Friendly Makeover: 5 Energy-Saving Tips for Green Living

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Green living has become an enormous trend in recent years, as environmentally conscious individuals strive to combat the effects of climate change. From heightened recycling efforts to overall waste reduction, people have begun taking a careful look at their everyday habits and behaviors.

A woeful year for wool in 2020 – and how you can support your local producers

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With wool offering a wide variety of uses from high-end textiles through to natural insulation, what, then, to do in the face of such challenges? Using higher-grade wool in insulation is like using walnut or rosewood to build your garden fence according to many.

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