Before and after net zero renovation of 1840's blacksmith shop to architectural studio courtesy of River Architects PLLC

Using Recycled EPS Foam Panels to Save Energy and Reduce Carbon Footprint

By Green Insulation Group | December 8, 2023

In the picturesque Hudson River Valley, a remarkable transformation is underway, led by the visionary team at River Architects. Their latest project, the renovation of an 1840’s blacksmith shop in…

Ventilation in the Well-Insulated Home

By Green Insulation Group | November 7, 2023

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…

Rigid Insulation: What Is It and How to Use It?

By Green Insulation Group | October 31, 2023

Rigid insulation, a type of thermal insulation, is primarily designed to resist heat flow and provide a protective barrier between the external environment and a building’s interior. Comprised of panels…

Cost-Benefit Analyses of Insulation Improvements

By Green Insulation Group | October 19, 2023

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…

Retrofitting Homes to Passive House Standards: Resources

By Green Insulation Group | October 10, 2023

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…

Credits & Rebates

Navigating Energy Credits & Rebates in MA

By Green Insulation Group | September 26, 2023

Massachusetts has many programs promoting residential energy efficiency, and the passage of the IRA act in 2022 has expanded the funding and the complexity of those offerings. It can be…

Is Continuous Insulation a Continuous Air Barrier?

Is Continuous Insulation a Continuous Air Barrier?

By Green Insulation Group | September 19, 2023

Continuous insulation (CI) in the context of home building is a layer of insulation that is installed without any thermal breaks. This means that the insulation is continuous around the…

Passive House vs Net Zero Standards: How Do They Differ?

By Green Insulation Group | September 12, 2023

Both Passive House and Net Zero designs require a high level of insulation and air sealing to reduce energy consumption. They also both require careful attention to detail during construction…

MA energy code adoption by community

What is a HERS Score and Why is it Important in Updated Building Codes?

By Green Insulation Group | August 29, 2023

The HERS index score, or Home Energy Rating System score, is a measure of a home’s energy efficiency. It is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100…