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To help professionals make the best design and material choices for their specific projects (and budgets), BuildingGreen recently developed and released the Guide to Insulation Products and Practices.
The report emphasizes that there are no universal right or wrong answers. Instead, it offers guidance to support appropriate material choices -- as well as best practices -- depending on the project and budget.
On December 7th, BuildingGreen is offering a live webcast in which author Alex Wilson discusses the key findings of this report, and offer guidance on insulation choices -- as well as discussion and background. If you are confronted with choosing insulation in an upcoming building project, you won't want to miss this event.
Insulation materials and new formulations or variations of older insulation materials appearing all the time. Today, in addition to standard purchase insulation materials made from mineral wool, cementitious foam, radiant foil, other building material offers such a diverse range of materials -- and material properties.
Alex continually keeps up with developments in key insulation products, and he will discuss the following:
From embodied energy to blowing agents to recycled content, indoor air quality, and air barrier characteristics and more, there is a lot to keep up with in terms of environmental characteristics of insulation. Alex will cover all these issues and he'll take your questions
Attendees of this free webcast will receive:
Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. in Brattleboro, Vermont, and executive editor of Environmental Building News (EBN) and the GreenSpec Directory of green building products. Prior to launching his own company, now BuildingGreen, in 1985, Alex served for five years as executive director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. Alex is the author or coauthor of Your Green Home (New Society, 2006) the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings (ACEEE, first edition, 1990, 9th edition 2007) and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate (John Wiley & Sons, 1998). Alex served on the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council from 2000 through 2005 and received the organization's 2008 Leadership Award for Education. In 2010, he received the second annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.
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