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Warmer Winters, Cooler Summers: Your Radiant Barrier Insulation Questions Answered

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energy efficient materials green construction green remodeling saving energy saving money climate change home energy conservation home insulation The ideal home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But mother nature loves to play tricks on us. One of those tricks is that heat always loves to move to the coolest place – maybe it feels bad for the cold. In any case, it doesn’t help us humans out. What […].

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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.

Insulation Station: 8 Insulated Jackets That Will Keep You Warm and Active In The Cold

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Stay warm and insulated this Winter. Here are 8 packable, lightweight and insulated options to keep out the cold so you can stay active. Check out ActiveJunky.com for more 8 more puffy picks. Marmot Greenland Baffled Down Jacket - M. If you live for long winter climbs and like sipping in cold mountain air for breakfast, you’re going to want to make the Marmot Greenland Baffled Down Jacket your best friend.

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.

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.

Win It: Insulated Bags from BlueAvocado

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This week it’s the cute insulated lunch tote and fresh pak ($30 value) from BlueAvocado, which will help you avoid using several plastic bags each time you use it. (We We’re back at it again this week with our fabulous sweepstakes sponsor BlueAvocado.

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

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.

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

'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.

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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.

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.

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

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

GM Scrap Material Insulates Coats for Homeless

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General Motors has donated an additional 2,000 yards of scrap vehicle sound-absorption material to a nonprofit that uses the material to insulate coats that transform into sleeping bags for the homeless. GM’s donation keeps materials out of landfills and will help insulate about 400 coats , according to the automaker’s blog.

A Green Tiny House: Graywater, Solar, Wool Insulation.

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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).

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.

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.

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.

Energy-saving Tips for Fall

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saving energy saving money saving water conserve energy how to go green insulation ideas reduce heating costs save energy save money Summer is over, and as the cooler temperatures of fall arrive it is always a good idea to review the ways to reduce energy consumption and save money. Most of the steps you can take are easy and low-cost. Those that require some up-front investment on your part provide an excellent return for the money [.].

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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.

Towards the many small, not the few big

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What the world needs right now is for us to install heat pumps in our homes, create solar panel in our homes and electricity networks they can run on; electric vehicles need charging stations, and insulation products need buildings. Act Green Tech and Gadgets Technology Transportation charging stations electric bikes electric cars electric vehicle heat pumps insulation solar panels

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DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

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Lighting manufacturers readily admit there is lead in the PVC (polyvinyl chloride) used to insulate holiday lights from contact with water, or to prevent exposed wires which could cause a fire or electrocution. This use of lead is entirely legal, as it prevents the otherwise rapid breakdown of PVC insulation. Tagged: Christmas lights , Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , lead , PVC insulation. DYK, There is Lead in Christmas Lights?

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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.

Taming the Energy Hog

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Uninsulated or poorly insulated attics can add 20 percent to the average winter heating bill. Tagged: coal , dishwasher , fracking , hot water heater , insulated , methane , natural gas. Green Energy Green Health Home Improvement SUSTAINABLY SOURCED USA MADE WATER ENERGY EFFICIENT coal dishwasher fracking hot water heater insulated methane natural gasTaming the Energy Hog.

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Spray foam Inspection and Thermal Bypass Testing for LEED-H

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Insulation on the house was completed last week by the fabulous crew of Atlas Insulation. Ensuring that your home is properly insulated is a major factor to building a green home. U n-insulated or improperly insulated homes leak a home’s conditioned air outside, causing the homeowner to essentially pay to heat or cool the great outdoors. There are a lot of factors and products that go into deciding the insulation of your home.

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Greening Up an Old House.

Elephant Journal

Drafty windows, inefficient insulation, and so many other factors make conscious living to. Old houses are a mixed blessing, though.

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Your Home is likely Toxic.

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Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis awareness Boulder buddhism clean living eco eco-living environment green green furniture green insulation green roofing life mindfulness practice toxic homesWaylon talks rebuilding in as a green a manner as possible.

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Keeping the Heat Inside Your Home in Winter

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Use Green Insulation. Green insulation is designed to be as energy efficient and ecologically safe as possible. Remove the less efficient and wasteful insulation in your home and install this green installation. Tree Insulation. Trees also create a natural insulation that traps escaping heat and keeps it around your home. Home and Garden home insulation tips keeping heat insideHeating costs can be a major problem for a variety of people in the winter.

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Maintenance Tips: Attic Tent Installation

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The company Attic Tent provides this sensible perspective about using this fixture: Through the years, homeowners who have been aware of air transfer/loss through the attic have attempted to remedy it by placing insulation. If you’re on the road toward smart energy efficiency and have an attic, attic tents need to be in your workbook.

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Maintenance Tips: Foil Wrapping Behind Radiators & Other Methods

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Green Lifestyle diy double reflective insulation Dover Projects Energy Saving Trust energy-efficiency GreenAge Heating Radflek radiant heating Reflectix UKOld radiators in old houses — steam or hot water — seem to spur plenty of ‘how-to’ advice when it comes to becoming energy efficient and staying warm at the same time. First, here is some basic information about radiators. When either hot water or steam enters a radiator, heat is then supposed to be.

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Creating thermal barriers in the home

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The importance of properly insulating your home should be quite apparent at this point. Home Energy Usage Home Improvement heating and cooling Home Insulation thermal barriers Creating so-called thermal barriers in the home to keep heat from moving from one place to another can save a lot of money on heating and cooling costs as well as help keep living and working spaces more comfortable. Many articles.

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Tips for Lowering Your Cooling Cost 

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Green maintenance Sponsored Posts air conditioning energy use HVAC Insulation Tips for Lowering Your Cooling CostHere are some helpful tips for lowering your cooling cost around the home. The post Tips for Lowering Your Cooling Cost appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Cleaning Clogged Gutters Keeps Your Home Eco-friendly: Here’s the How and Why

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DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Home Energy Usage Home Improvement diy effects Gutter cleaning how to Insulation toolsby Sara Cobble, Chief Operations Officer, Pono Home Keeping your home clean and green can help you save money, live more comfortably, improve your health, and reduce environmental impacts. Some things are obvious, like switching to LEDs and keeping your dryer vent clear, but others, like cleaning your gutters, can make a major impact and [&hellip.

THE START OF A NEW DOWN: A COMMON WEED TAKES ON AN UNUSUAL PURPOSE

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Milkweed isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when considering insulation materials. But the Canadian Coast Guard has other ideas and is testing the pods as a potential environmentally friendly insulation. The Coast Guard works in partnership with Encore3, a manufacturing company in Québec, to prototype parkas, gloves and mittens made with milkweed insulation.

Going Green With Radiant Barriers

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A radiant barrier is a supplement to your home’s insulation that helps reflect or radiate away transferred heat. the benefits of radiant barrier insulation; image from Green Energy of San Antonio. Radiant Barriers do not function like common insulator materials, like rock wool, fiberglass and synthetic cellulose. By providing a R-19 insulation package with a radiant barrier, the factor increases to the performance levels of an R-30 installation.

How Much Protein do we Actually Need?

Elephant Journal

In the same way an increase of protein and fat would build up and insulate the body during winter, those in the winter of their lives require the same kind of rebuilding and insulation. Food Health & Wellness animal protein ayurveda carbohydrate elephant magazine fat health high-protein kapha life cycles longevity pitta protein vata vegan diet

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Green Home Improvement - Insulation

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My consignment of Thermafleece insulation arrived on Friday, so I've spent the weekend topping up the existing rockwool insulation with 100mm of waste sheep's wool. If these are still too pricy, any insulation is better than no insulation.