Cellulose Insulation by Chris Zieminski & Nathaniel Hoag. Cellulose is made of eighty to eighty-five percent recycled wood fiber (mostly from newsprint), as well as fifteen to twenty percent borax and boric acid. www.aboutsavingheat.com/cellulose.html.
by Chris Zieminski & Nathaniel Hoag
recycled wood fiber (mostly from newsprint), as well
as fifteen to twenty percent borax and boric acid.
A fifteen hundred square foot home would recycle forty
years worth of newsprint for an average individual.
Cellulose insulation has the potential to offset 3.2 million
tons of newsprint waste annually in America.
Cellulose insulation = 0.48 GJ/m³
(Woolley et. al., 1997)
Fiberglass, rock wool, and plastic insulation
may contain fifty to two hundred times
more embodied energy than cellulose.