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Nu-wool – the innovative home insulation made from recycled newsprint

 

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As consumer continue to demand more green products, creative minds in the construction industry keep coming up with mew and innovative products. One of these is Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation, a spray-in-place product made from at least 85 percent recycled newsprint and a borate formulation for fire resistance.

Nu-Wool insulation spray-on

Cellulose takes less energy to produce and transport, meaning that fewer emissions are released in making it. This product has an R-value of 3.8 inches, meaning its resistance to fire is in the top levels for insulation. And you’re saving a lot of paper from ending up in landfills by using it.

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Nu-wool insulation was designed to be used in walls, attics and floors of new and existing residential and commercial buildings. Because of its top quality thermal and air infiltration properties, it helps create quiet, draft-free buildings as well as up to 40 percent.in energy savings. It even helps eliminate ice cycles in the wintertime!

Nu-wool finished wall dense pack

Made in the USA by a company that’s been family owned for over 65 years, this innovative environmentally-friendly product is backed by an industry-leading 3-year Energy Guarantee. Definitely sounds like a winner for that dream home or retrofit project.

Debra Atlas is a freelance environmental writer and eco-enthusiast based in Northern California, and is the Red Ferret’s Ecological Editor. Debra looks for the upside of eco-change – what’s positive, making a difference. She hunts down those interesting things cooked up by creative minds, especially if they’re strange and eccentric.

Debra Atlas – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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