One of the simplest ways to improve a home’s energy efficiency and comfort is to make sure that it is properly insulated. Cocoon Insulation from North Carolina-based GreenFiber is a highly efficient insulator, offering more convenient installation and higher R-values than common alternatives, as well as utilizing recycled source material.
Cocoon Insulation is a cellulose material derived from 85% recycled paper products, and Greenfiber operates 11 manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. to maximize its use of locally available materials. Cocoon Insulation is non-toxic and contains no fiberglass or asbestos – which avoids exposing users to irritants, and requires no protective clothing or masks for installation.
Cocoon is a blown insulation, allowing much better coverage in tight, hard-to-reach spaces as well as faster installation times. The blown material adheres to any wood, gypsum, metal or concrete surface. GreenFiber states that by creating a better seal, Cocoon Insulation offers up to 26% better performance than other insulating materials with the same R-value. And because it’s up to three times as dense as fiberglass, an 8” layer of Cocoon provides an R-value comparable to 12” of loose fill insulation.
GreenFiber’s insulation doesn’t just help maintain temperature. Cocoon is an effective soundproofing treatment as well, effective for use in applications such as a homes near a roadway or airport. And it can significantly improve a structure’s fire resistance as well – Cocoon Insulation is UL-approved for many of the Laboratories’ fire-resistant designs.
Keeping a home comfortable, saving energy, and improving fire safety – and using recycled material to do it. Not bad for a product that most homeowners will never see.