Why Your Next Roofing Project Needs Disposal Alternatives: A Guide for Decision-Makers

Why Your Next Roofing Project Needs Disposal Alternatives: A Guide for Decision-Makers

In the realm of construction and roofing, the push towards sustainability is not just a trend but a necessary shift to address environmental concerns and economic challenges. Traditional disposal methods of roofing materials contribute significantly to landfill waste, presenting an urgent need for sustainable practices. Enter Disposal Alternatives, an innovater in recycling roofing materials, offering…

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How Reclaimed Foam Insulation Contributes to LEED Certification in Buildings

How Reclaimed Foam Insulation Contributes to LEED Certification in Buildings

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership. It’s a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. Reclaimed foam insulation, an eco-friendly material, plays a significant role in achieving LEED certification for buildings.   Understanding LEED Certification LEED certification is based on a…

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Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings: The Dual Benefits of Recycled Foam Insulation

Recycled Foam Insulation

In an era where sustainability and cost-effectiveness are paramount, recycled foam insulation emerges as a beacon of hope. This innovative solution not only champions environmental stewardship but also promises significant financial benefits. This article delves into the world of recycled foam insulation, exploring its role in energy efficiency and cost savings. Understanding Recycled Foam Insulation…

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Finding a Sustainable Architect

Sustainable Architect

Here in Massachusetts, the demand for sustainable energy building projects is on a significant rise. With environmental concerns and energy efficiency becoming paramount, selecting the right architect for such projects is crucial. A valuable resource in this quest is Boston Magazine’s list of sustainable design firms, which provides insights into some of the top players…

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Reclaimed vs Recycled Insulation Materials

Thermal Insulation slacks on the display

In the realm of sustainable building, the choice of insulation materials plays a pivotal role. Not only does insulation impact a building’s energy efficiency, but it also has significant environmental implications. This article aims to clarify the differences between recycled and reclaimed/surplus insulation materials, underscore the environmental costs of landfilling useful materials, and shed light…

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Ventilation in the Well-Insulated Home

In the quest for energy-efficient homes, insulation stands as a formidable champion, slashing heating and cooling bills while keeping our living spaces comfortable. But there’s a lesser-known challenge: the need for fresh, clean air. This is the modern homeowner’s conundrum — how to seal our homes for maximum energy savings without suffocating on stale air.…

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Cost-Benefit Analyses of Insulation Improvements

Improving home insulation is cost-effective, saving homeowners an average of 15% on heating and cooling or 11% on total energy costs by sealing air leaks and insulating attics, floors over crawl spaces, and accessible basement rim joists (to 2012 standards), according to a Department of Energy page on “Methodology for Estimated Energy Savings“. The energy…

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Retrofitting Homes to Passive House Standards: Resources

The Passive House movement began in the late 1980’s in Europe as a set of voluntary standards to massively reduce the energy requirements of residential and commercial buildings. The initial designs evolved from “superinsulation” designs in North America that were pursued as a result of the OPEC oil embargoes of the 1970s. Continuous insulation is…

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