"Green" Fiberglass Insulation

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Fact Sheet

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A well-insulated building minimizes heat transfer through the envelope so that energy used to maintain the interior climate is similarly minimized, reducing both utility bills and fossil fuel use.

While fiberglass insulation has widespread use largely because it is generally the least expensive option available, from an environmental perspective, there are some significant drawbacks.

This fact sheet from Build It Green details the environmental benefits of using "Green" Fiberglass insulation including:

  • High Recycled Content
  • Less Harmful to Installer
  • No Formaldehyde-based Binders
  • Potentially contributes to obtaining credits in LEED certification program

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