New approach to insulating buildings


States that choice of insulant is usually based on factors such as performance, availability and conformance to standards. Notes the importance of other factors such as embodied energy, transport costs and recycling. Describes the range of renewable insulation materials - wool, hemp, flax, cellulose, cork and cotton which have less embodied energy. The properties of these materials are presented in a table.

Primary Author(s): Wilberforce R.

Source: Resource, July/August 2002, vol.10, no.6, 15-16, 1 tab.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000104062 Abs 20022569

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