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Building insulation plays an integral role in the energy efficiency of homes and buildings and in turn their environmental impacts. More and more consumers want to know how green the materials are that go into their homes and buildings. That is good news for the environment. It’s also good news for CIMA because when it comes to insulation products, cellulose insulation is the Greenest Of The Green®.

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Here are the green facts about cellulose insulation and the environment:

Learn more about these environmental characteristics and benefits of cellulose insulation.

CIMA encourages homeowners, businesses, architects, builders and contractors to be proactive in their construction material purchase decisions and consider choosing eco-friendly products. The real advantage of cellulose insulation is that not only is it the green choice, it’s also the performance choice, matching and surpassing the competition in key areas of environment benefits and energy efficiency.

This section of the CIMA website is filled with content about insulation and the environment. More information and stories about green building trends is also available on CIMA’s Greenest Insulation Blog.

* “Life Cycle Analysis of a Residential Home in Michigan” S. Blanchard & P. Reppe (Sept. 1998); Canadian Architect Measures of Sustainability

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