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No Water or Glue - No Mess

Superior Fire Resistance
Cellulose Won't Melt like fiberglass

Insulation Seals Best When It is
Kept Dry and Dense Packed

No Going Back To Put Up A Vapor Barrier Over Netting or unfaced batts

No Costly Scheduling Delays to allow moisture to escape
(Sheet Rock The Same Day)
No Flimsy Vapor Barriers

No Settling - Visual Confirmation.
(Min. 3 lbs. P.C.F. Density)

Uniform Monolithically Sealed Airtight Walls, under floors & vaulted ceilings
No License Fees or Expensive Equipment To Buy To become an Applicator. Minimal Equipment Investment
Visual Inspection To Confirm The
3 lbs. P.C.F. Non-Settling Density
Natural Air Change Rate as low as .17 Air Changes Per Hour

STC=40 (75% Sound Reduction)
in 2" x 4" walls and a
Higher reduction in 2" x 6" walls

True R-13 (2"x4")
True R-20 (2"x6")
R@3.0 P.C.F. = 12.6@3.5" = "R"20

Eco Friendly Journal Magazines Journal of Light Construction Northeast Sun Home Etc. Environmental Design & Construction EcoLogical Home Ideas Building Products Magazine NorthEast Sun Fall 2007 Ecological Home - Winter 2007 Green Builder Magazine on Defining Green Journal of Light Construction Northeast Sun Home Etc. Environmental Design & Construction EcoLogical Home Ideas Building Products Magazine NorthEast Sun Fall 2007 Ecological Home - Winter 2007

Important Headlines Energy Conservation Efforts Underway Cellulose Insulation is a Perfect Fit for Conserving Energy Tax Credits for Energy Conserving New Construction



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Superior Fire Resistance and "R" Value of Cellulose Fiber Insulation.

"R" Value Without Density and Air Leakage Sealing is Meaningless.



Dry Cellulose Fills Need for Energy Efficiency, Construction Speed
Project aims to prove effectiveness of dry cellulose. Brian Riessen is an Iowa-based insulation specialist who installs up to 100 jobs per year. For the last decade, all of those projects were insulated with dry cellulose. "I guess what first attracted me to it is that it's a recycled product," he recalls. "I had been with a weatherization program and saw what a great value it added to old homes, so doing it to new construction was a natural for me," he recalled. "Now ParPAC is what we use in everything we do."
Among Riessen's current projects is a passive solar demonstration home now under construction in Christmas Cove, Maine. The south facing structure has been engineered for an air infiltration ratio of less than .9 air changes per hour. The building's shell will be insulated with ParPAC (90 percent recycled content) with a goal of reducing the energy used in heating and air conditioning by 50 percent.
Brian Riessen (photo, right) blows ParPAC cellulose insulation behind a polyester vapor barrier. After the spilled material is vacuumed up for reuse, the wall is immediately ready for sheetrock.
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Tax Credits for Energy Conserving New Construction

Energy Conservation..by Kids

Energy is very important. It is something that kids need and use every day at home and at school. In fact, some form of energy is used just about anywhere that you can imagine! It is also something that adults talk, worry, and have concerns about. One of the things that they worry about is called energy conservation. When you hear the words “conserving” and “conservation,” it means to use less of something. If you are using less of something, then you are saving it: If you are conserving energy, that means you are saving it by using less of it. Energy conservation is just as important as energy itself. It is also something that kids can help with.

Thank You Tabitha and all Girl Scouts, Thank you for being concerned

Richard Munson

Visit us at: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-energy-conservation-for-kids/#.WEwcsbnfLTp


ENERGY MANAGEMENT DEGREES:  The energy management field is growing drastically as global concerns over resources allocation and renewable resources arise. Energy management degrees explore resource conservation, production, implications on climate, and cost-efficiency in energy. The schools serviced offer programs in energy management or related fields. Links are included if you are interested in getting more information.

What Is Energy Management?

We live in a very “energy aware” society. Businesses are beginning to focus on how to find and use renewable resources, find alternative sources of energy, and “go green” through various other methods in an attempt to save money and the planet. It should be no surprise, then, that energy management has become a degree option and a career path for those looking to work in business.

VISIT: http://energymanagementdegree.com


Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos fibers that are ingested or inhaled can be lodged into the body, causing infections or swelling. Mesothelioma can sometimes affect the abdomen or heart as well. In the United States, about 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually. It typically occurs in men, at a ratio of 4:1. There is currently no cure for this disease.

Visit www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com

  Green Building Matters

BuildingGreen.com is a massive site with comprehensive information about "green building" and energy conservation products, materials, and methods.

Visit BuildingGreen at www.buildinggreen.com


ASTM International is the world's leading standards development organization. ASTM Technical Committee C16 has developed virtually all the standards for insulation materials used in the United States and in many other nations. These standards are contained in Volume 4.06 of The Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Buyers and specifiers can search for the standards they need on the ASTM web site, and immediately download individual standards through the on line ASTM store. The cost of individual standards varies, but they are generally in the $30 to $40 range. Three or four individual standards about equal the cost of one volume of The Annual Book of ASTM Standards.

Visit ASTM at www.astm.org


The Alliance to Save Energy doesn't take much explanation. Check the ASE site to see what the alliance is doing to further its mission.

Visit The Alliance to Save Energy at www.ase.org


American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy focuses on efficient heating and cooling, lighting, windows, and appliances. The site includes an excellent list of links to other energy conservation sites.

Visit ACEEE at www.aceee.org


Building Technology Roadmaps were developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, working in cooperation with industry. CIMA and other insulation industry associations actively worked with DOE in developing the Residential Buildings Technology Roadmap.

View buildings technology at www.eren.doe.gov/buildings/technology_roadmaps


Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) has extensive information about residential design, building materials, energy conservation, and other important subjects available on its site.

Visit CMHC at www.cmhc.ca


Energy Star is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that rates and identifies energy efficient products, appliances, and homes. The Energy Star site will help you follow a more energy-efficient lifestyle – and save a lot of money, too!

Visit Energy Star at www.energystar.gov


The Energy and Environmental Building Association (EEBA) promotes awareness of energy conservation and sustainable building practices, and offers practical, detailed solutions for energy-efficient, environmentally sound construction.

Visit EEBA at www.eeba.org


Lack of proper insulation is one of the main causes of wasted energy in a home. Insulation makes sure the hot or cool air stays inside the house instead of leaking out. The less insulation, the more heating or air conditioning units have to run to keep a home at a comfortable temperature, and the more money wasted on electricity. Insulation typically is found in attics, crawl spaces, floors, walls, and ceilings.

Insulation is measured in R-values, which basically stand for how powerful the insulation is. The larger the R-value, the more effective the insulation.There are different recommended R-values for each area, so using a calculator such as this one can help you determine yours.

Visit http://www.michigancedarproducts.com/blog/energy-saving-tips-for-your-home/


Environmental Building News is the definitive publication for news and information about "green building."

Visit EBN at www.buildinggreen.com


Home Energy Magazine is published for people who build homes – and people who live in them. You'll find plenty of useful information about energy-efficient building practices and appliances in the pages of Home Energy and on the web site. The web site also has many links to other energy conservation and "green building" sites.

Visit Home Energy at www.homeenergy.org


Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA) is an organization of insulation installers that specialize in residential and light commercial projects.

Visit ICAA at www.insulate.org


The International Code Council (ICC) is an alliance of the regional building officials professional associations, BOCAI, SBCCI, and ICBO, formed to develop a single set of model codes for use throughout the United States and in other nations. The ICC site is the place to go for the latest information on building codes and code development.

Visit ICC at www.intlcode.org


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is the trade association for home builders in the United States. The NAHB site describes information resources for contractors, educational programs offered by NAHB and its state and local chapters, and economic and statistical information about the home building industry.

Visit NAHB at www.nahb.org


The NAHB Research Center, owned by the National Association of Home Builders, is America’s Housing Technology and Information Resource. Here you will find information about new building materials and practices – and traditional materials and methods, too.

Visit the NAHB Research Center at www.nahbrc.org


National Insulation Association (NIA) is an organization of commercial-industrial insulation contractors. NIA members insulate power plants, process systems, factories, refineries, and similar facilities.

National Fiber Corporation: at www.nationalfiber.com 

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Cellulose is a naturally superior material for insulation.  The long, inter-locking fibers of recycled newsprint resist settling and create an exceptional thermal barrier.  Cellulose insulation has a long and rich history in the construction industry, going back to the 1930's.  And, despite its established, time-proven status, cellulose has improved in quality and sophistication over time, and it now provides exceptional resistance to fire, moisture, mold, and vermin.  No other insulation can claim these benefits and also provide the superior thermal and sound insulation that comes naturally to cellulose. 

Visit NIA at www.insulation.org


U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers energy conservation information on its web site.

Visit USDOE at www.energy.gov


Guide to Green Mortgages / Energy Efficient Mortgages

What’s a “Green Mortgage”? It is a term that many, even the most environmentally focused of us, have not heard before. And it’s not what you might think. It is not a marketing or public relations effort. It is a program backed by private and government mortgage programs designed to help you make your home more energy efficient.

Green, or “Energy efficient” mortgages, let you borrow extra money to pay for energy efficient upgrades to your current home or a new or old home that you plan to buy. The result is a more environmentally friendly living space that uses fewer resources for heating and cooling and has dramatically lower utility costs. The types of things that are covered include upgrades that you may have thought you couldn’t afford like double paned windows, tankless water heaters, modern HVAC systems, and new insulation. Visit www.mortgageloan.com/environment/

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Home Energy Efficiency (HomeLoans.org)

In line with environmental protection practices, home energy efficiency is an important part of owning a home. With more efficient energy appliances and sources, home owners can help to save the environment and reduce costs.
I've been using your web page: (www.parpac.com/links.html) for my students, I hope that's okay! I'm a teacher working on a resource page and your page had a lot of great stuff I could use.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know of an article I have also been referencing in my class: http://www.homeloans.org/ (great resource page on home energy efficiency and green ideas) that one of my 9th graders found. I figured you might have a use for it as an additional resource link on your page above, plus I would love to show her that the page she found is incorporated on your page  Let me know what you think!

Environmental Sustainability Link For Sustainable Homes

Special Thanks to Alicia H. and her 9th grade class

Click here to read about some ideas to improve energy efficiency.

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Marker LEED Green Associate -The Green Building Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in America. To learn more about becoming a LEED Green Associate and take our free practice test, visit Green-Buildings.com.
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