Cellulose Insulation is one of the greenest building products in the world. Summit Builders Group uses cellulose in Northwest Arkansas as it's blown in insulation in order to give the homeowner additional R-Value in the attic.
Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newsprint and other paper sources, paper that might otherwise end up in landfills, releasing greenhouse gases as it decomposed.
If all the paper currently being put into landfills each year were converted to cellulose insulation, it would save approximately eight million tons of CO2 emissions. That’s the equivalent of taking every car off the road in New Mexico and Nevada. Cellulose Insulation in Arkansas is a critical part of improving your home performance.
(Sources: National Auto Dealers Association; Paper Industry Assoc. Council 2006; EPA)
Cellulose Spray Demonstration
Cellulose takes less energy to make than any other
insulation material. This is known as embodied energy and includes
the total energy required to transport raw materials, manufacture
and distribute the product. Fiberglass has up to 10 times more
embodied energy than cellulose and foam products up to 64 times. 2
Cellulose has the highest level of recycled content in
the insulation industry - up to 85%. Cellulose insulation is made
with recycled paper, paper that might otherwise end up in a
landfill. Fiberglass has a maximum of 40% recycled content and
foam products little or none.
Cellulose insulation, by utilizing recycled paper, helps
prevent the release of the greenhouse gas methane which would
result if that same paper were sent to a landfill to decompose.
Cellulose insulation scrap is recovered and recycled
on-site. Fiberglass and foam residue go to a landfill, and don’t
Cellulose insulation is regionally produced. Using local
recycling programs and independent recyclers, and servicing
communities close to home, brings new meaning to the slogan “Think
Globally, Act Locally.”