Guardian Insulation Products

Credit: Guardian Building Products

What makes this product green?

  • Reduces heating and cooling loads
  • Post-consumer recycled content
  • Pre-consumer recycled content
  • Low-emitting

Description

Guardian produces a wide range of fiberglass insulation products that are GreenguardThird-party certification program that identifies building products and materials which produce relatively low levels of emissions. GreenGuard is administered by the nonprofit GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). Other GEI programs include the Children & Schools standard, which addresses emission standards for educational facilities, and the GreenGuard for Building Construction Program, a mold risk-reduction program that certifies the design, construction, and ongoing operations of new multifamily and commercial properties. Children & School certified for low emissions. Both loose-fill and batt insulationInsulation, usually of fiberglass or mineral wool and often faced with paper, typically installed between studs in walls and between joists in ceiling cavities. Correct installation is crucial to performance. is available, with R-values per inch of 2.1–4.3 for loose-fill and 3.1–3.4 for batts. Batts are available faced or unfaced, and come in thicknesses ranging from 2.5" to 9.5" and widths ranging from 15" to 72". Guardian also offers no-added-formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen." insulation with 35% recycled content (5% pre-consumer glass and 30% post-consumer glass) that it calls ecoGuard technology.

Manufacturer Information

Guardian Building Products
Subsidiary of Guardian Industries
979 Batesville Rd.
Greer, SC 29651
Toll-free: 800-569-4262
www.guardianbp.com

Listed in: Blanket Insulation, Blown Insulation