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Wes Harding
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Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care
Then we make sure not to let heat pass through the building’s skin by designing a sealed and insulated building envelope. This photo shows rock-wool insulation. Unlike LEED, the Passive House standard does not require that you use natural or recycled materials. Certification is based on energy performance alone.
Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to Insulation Basics: Heat, R-Value and the Building Envelope
The amount of insulation you will need and its R-value will be dependent on many factors, including:Your climateYour type of heating and cooling systemYour budgetWhether you are installing the material yourself or having a professional do itWhat part of the house you’re insulatingThe importance of indoor air quality to you and your familyLife-cycle cost considerationsRecycled content and embodied energy of the materialA home’s building envelope is only as strong as its weakest link. Keep this in mind when investing in insulation. It may not make financial sense to improve the quality of your balloon if it has a hole in it anyway. See more on mechanical ventilationFinally, there are a few other factors to consider when shopping around for insulation. The heat capacity of a material can have a big impact on its performance in the summer or in hot climates. Also, the density and the transpiration of a product may be important factors to consider. I’ll tackle these in more detail in future ideabooks about insulation materials.More common-sense ways to save energy at home

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maggiemae155 added this to Sustainable & Energy Efficient
January 8, 2015
Then we make sure not to let heat pass through the building’s skin by designing a sealed and insulated building envelope. This photo shows rock-wool insulation. Unlike LEED, the Passive House standard does not require that you use natural or recycled materials. Certification is based on energy performance alone.
svetlana_g added this to svetlana_g's ideas
November 2, 2014
Then we make sure not to let heat pass through the building’s skin by designing a sealed and insulated building envelope. This photo shows rock-wool insulation. Unlike LEED, the Passive House standard does not require that you use natural or recycled materials. Certification is based on energy performance alone.
Anne Power added this to poweranne’s ideas
August 6, 2014
This photo shows rock-wool insulation. Unlike LEED, the Passive House standard does not require that you use natural or recycled materials. Certification is based on energy performance alone.
sweetpea11375 added this to Basement
June 9, 2014
this is what insulation should look like. take down what's in crawl space and make look like this!!!
cdfrizell added this to loft design ideas
April 25, 2014
rock wool insulation. Note that LEED certification requires natural or recycled material.
satomimm added this to Cottage
April 16, 2014
wool?
wingman984 added this to wingman984's ideas
December 28, 2013
rock-wool insulation in a passive design house
lovecolors added this to lovecolors's ideas
December 19, 2013
rock wool insulation
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