Many people want to stay as green as possible when it comes to their homes—and nowadays, that’s easier than ever to accomplish! There are environmentally friendly options for almost anything you can think of when it comes to home improvement and remodeling.
One of the easiest ways to be more environmentally friendly is by updating the insulation in your home. If you’re insulating your home and want to know the green options you have, we are glad to let you know you have several!
In general, cellulose is one of the most environmentally friendly insulation materials available. It consists of 80 percent of recycled material (mostly newspaper) and it takes less energy to make than other types of insulation. Did you know that if the paper put into landfills each year were used to make cellulose, it would save about eight million tons of CO2 emissions?
We also install CertainTeed green insulation! In general, fiberglass insulation saves 12 times as much energy in a year as the energy used to make it. CertainTeed’s eco-friendly fiberglass insulation is:
- Made with an average of 35 percent recycled material
- GREENGUARD and Children & Schools Certified, which ensures low or no emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
CertainTeed is also fully committed to sustainability and green building—they constantly pursue ways to reduce their environmental impact while increasing the sustainability of their products. CertainTeed has won numerous awards and has certifications from different organizations dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainability:
- ENERGY STAR Partner
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) member
- GREENGUARD certification
- And more
Eco-Friendly Insulation For Homes
It’s best to talk to a local insulation company to ensure you get the right insulation for your project. If you live in Southern California, OJ Insulation is the only name to know! We can recommend the right eco-friendly insulation materials for your specific project and install them so you can start saving money and living more comfortably.
Contact us to learn more!