Just like a down jacket, fluffy stuff around your bod holds the heat in. In hot climes, venting takes the heat out of your attic and lots of insulation in your ceiling keeps the cooled air from being warmed from above. More and better insulation products are being created in terms of efficiency, but the vagaries of toxicity and opportunities for recycling are separate issues that would require many more words.
This is a continuing series by author and architect Duo Dickinson. Read his original blog about Swamp Yankee Green.
Duo Dickinson has been an architect for over 30 years and received over 30 awards. His work has been published in over 70 national publications. Mr. Dickinson’s latest book is Staying Put. He is the architecture critic for the New Haven Register, and writes for Design Bureau, A.B., New Haven Magazine, and his own blog, Saved By Design. He has taught at Yale, Roger Williams and Harvard GSD Summer Program.