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A Vilified Insulation Material From the 1970s Returns

Even though urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI), a.k.a. amino foam, has been out of the spotlight, it’s been going into a lot of buildings

Posted on Oct 31 2013 by Alex Wilson

In working on a major revision to The BuildingGreen Guide to Insulation Products and Practices (available bundled with a webcast), we’ve had an opportunity to dig into some of the lesser-known insulation materials on the market. Some of what we’re found has been surprising.


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A BuildingGreen Top 10 Product: Pozzotive Plus CMUs and Concrete Brick from Kingston Block

Posted on Nov 16 2009 by Daniel Morrison

--From BuildingGreen's 2009 Top-10 Products list

Pozzotive Plus concrete masonry units (CMUs) and concrete facing brick are manufactured using up to 30% post-consumer recycled glass as a portland cement substitute and an average of 50% post-consumer recycled masonry aggregate from local sources in the Northeast.


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Concrete Block Walls: Low Tech and Durable

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Crawl Spaces: The Downsides of Basements With Few of The Benefits

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