AA Insulation uses "environmentally friendly" blown cellulose fibre insulation.

What are the main considerations when comparing cellulose insulation
to fibreglass insulation?
Compared to fibreglass insulation, cellulose insulation has numerous key
environmental advantages:

  • High recycled content – typically discarded newspapers – reduces
    waste going to landfills.
  • Good for the atmosphere – less energy is used to install cellulose
    insulation and the buildings perform closer to calculated expectations –
    fuel savings also translate into lower atmospheric emissions.
  • Less fuel and power to fabricate – more fuel, electric power,
    transportation requirements and human resources to package, transport
    and install.
  • Non-carcinogenic – with only nuisance dust (causing sneezing and
    coughing), healthier for installers who may come into contact with
    suspected cancer-causing agents or chemicals found in fibreglass
  • Higher R-per-inch value. Less material required to achieve R32 and R40.
  • Greater reduction in air leakage. Closer natural “fit” when installed.
  • Repels mice, insects and other vermin. Discourages nesting.
  • Greater ability to resist moisture. Maintains acceptable moisture levels.
  • Biodegradable. After disposal.

How does cellulose insulation help reduce building air leakage?
Well tested and field proven, research on cellulose insulation has shown that
air leakage through the walls and ceilings is reduced because cellulose has a
better – and natural - ability to “tighten” the building by filling in small, hard-to-
reach cavities and irregular surfaces. Cellulose insulation can be hand
poured or machine blown and it offers greater performance value than other
fibrous insulations. Its higher density and perfect fit dramatically reduce air
leakage and air convection.

What is cellulose insulation made from?
Cellulose insulation is made from wood fibre. Its appearance is a soft, fluffy
grey solid, with almost no odour. It produces a “nuisance dust” that may
cause sneezing and coughing, but it is not hazardous to humans.

Why is cellulose insulation considered to be environmentally friendly?
Each bag of Climatizer’s cellulose insulation proudly displays Environment
Canada’s “ECOLOGO”. This logo classifies the insulation as an
“environmentally friendly” product and means that it meets or exceeds the
rigid requirements set by Environment Canada. Climatizer Plus is
manufactured from organic fibres impregnated with non-toxic additives to
resist mould, wood decay, mice, insects, etc.

Is cellulose insulation fire safe?
Yes. Boric acid – similar to table salt – is added to ensure that the cellulose
insulation is fire-safe when it is installed. Boric acid is known to be a common
fire retardant in cellulose. All cellulose insulation must meet strict flammability
standards. Fire and insulation experts agree that proper installation of
insulation, not the specific material used, determines the safety of a building’s
insulation system.

Does cellulose insulation have any acoustical properties?
Yes. Cellulose insulation has a natural ability to become an integral part of
the wall, floor or ceiling by filling all the gaps and irregular spaces and
thereby producing a significant improvement in noise suppression. Due to the
porosity of its interwoven fibres, cellulose insulation is able to absorb low and
high frequency ranges within an enclosed wall or ceiling cavity.

Cellulose Insulation
Climatizer Plus thermal and acoustical insulation is composed of 100%
cellulose fibre and may be hand poured or pneumatically placed with a
blowing machine and delivery hose. For new residential housing, commercial
construction or retrofit projects, Climatizer Plus is the environmentally friendly
and healthy choice for builders and consumers.

Climatizer Plus insulation has a number of important environmental
advantages compared to other insulating products:

  • It’s good for the environment – no pollutants during manufacturing or
  • It’s classified by Environment Canada as “environmentally friendly”
  • It has very high recycled content – 85%
  • Fire safe – it’s treated with non-toxic fire retardants
  • It reduces your operating energy needs and costs
  • It requires less energy to produce
  • It’s healthier for installers – no special safety precautions are necessary

Comparing Climatizer Plus Insulation to Other Types of Insulation

For all applications, cellulose insulation is a superior product because it offers
much more than mineral fibre insulation.

  • An environmentally safe product – it’s made from recycled material, uses
    NO pollutants during manufacturing and promotes an environmentally
    friendly community
  • Better “R-per-inch” values
  • Reduced air leakage
  • Reduced convective heat loss
  • Easy to install
  • A cost effective solution that fits all construction budgets
  • Suitable for new construction or retrofits
  • No known associated health risks

Climatizer Plus has been extensively researched and field tested. It is
approved by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB), the Canadian
Construction Material Council (CCMC), the National Research Council (NRC),
the National Building Code (NBC), the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada
(ULC) and the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association (CIMA). It is
guaranteed to meet current Canadian and American building codes and

(from ClimatizerInsulation.com)
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