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Basics & Theory

Fine Homebuilding: Buyer's Guide To Blown-In Insulation
Fine Homebuilding describes features and benefits of loose-fill and blown-in fiberglass and cellulose insulation materials.

GBA: Overview Of Flash & Batt Insulation
Green Building Advisor describes flash and batt insulation, and it's advantages and disadvantages.

Owens Corning: Glossary Of Terms For Batt & Fiberglass Insulation
Owens Corning glossary describes industry terms for batt and fibreglass insulation.
Education & Training

HPIP: High Performance Insulation Professionals
High Performance Insulation Professionals offer courses and resources that support the growth and expertise of their members who provide high performance, energy efficient, fiberglass-based insulation systems and related components.
Industry Sectors

NAIMA Canada: Association Of Manufacturers Of Fibre Glass & Rock Wool
NAIMA Canada is the trade association for fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool manufacturers in Canada.

NAIMA: North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
NAIMA is a trade association of North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool insulation products.
Information Sources

NAIMA: Online Videos On Installing Batt Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online videos describe proper installation of fibreglass and rock wool batt insulation. Topics include pre-insulation walk-through, insulating tips from the pros, and insulation inspection.

NAIMA: Resources Site On Fiberglass & Mineral Wool
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association offers information and resources on fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation.
Issues & Performance

Building Science: Airflow Resistance Of Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Insulations
Building Science report Airflow Resistance of Loose-Fill Mineral Fiber Insulations in Retrofit Applications documents airflow resistance test results for dense-pack retrofit applications using mineral fiber insulation materials (i.e., glass fiber and stone wool). The test results are compared to previous airflow resistance tests for dense-pack retrofit applications using 10 different cellulose fiber insulation materials. (PDF)

CIMA: Fire Burn Test For Cellulose & Fiberglass Insulation
Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association provides test results that show superior flame and smoke spread control of sprayed cellulose insulation and blown fiberglass insulation in building wall cavities.

Energy Vanguard: Compressed Fiberglass Insulation Is Not Really So Bad
Energy Vanguard says compression of batts is fine (resulting in a higher R/inch due to the higher density) as long as the cavity is completely filled.

Energy Vanguard: Confusing Insulation With Air Barriers
Energy Vanguard says just because a failure in the air control layer (air barrier) shows up in the heat control layer (insulation) doesn't mean it's the fault of the insulation.

Energy Vanguard: Why Fiberglass Batt Insulation Underperforms
Energy Vanguard provides pictures of some typical installation problems that cause fiberglass batts to perform poorly.

JLC: Compressing Fiberglass Batts Decreases R-Value
Journal of Light Construction Q & A says when you compress a batt of a particular thickness, the total R-value decreases.

NAIMA: Guide To Insulating Metal Buildings For Compliance To ASHRAE 90.1-2010
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association booklet Guide to Insulating Metal Buildings for Compliance to ASHRAE 90.1-2010 helps designers meet the energy code requirements with fiber glass insulation systems. (PDF)
Procedures

Construction Instruction: Blowing Fiberglass Insulation Into Attics
Construction Instruction online video shows how to install blown fiberglass insulation into an attic.

Fine Homebuilding: Cutting Insulation Batts With A Knife
Fine Homebuilding online video shows how to easily cut batts of fiberglass insulation.

Fine Homebuilding: Installation Of Fiberglass Batt Insulation
Fine Homebuilding article, with pictures, gives step-by-step tips for carefully installing fibreglass batt insulation.

GBA: Installing Fiberglass Batts Correctly
Green Building Advisor describes how to install fibreglass Batts correctly.

II: Installing Fiberglass & Mineral Wool Attic & Ceiling Insulatio
Insulation Institute online guides describe installation details for attics and ceilings that will assist with proper installation for fiberglass and mineral wool batt insulation. Covers topics from hatches to ventilation baffles, and provides links to publications and videos for more information.

II: What is Proper Insulation Installation?
Insulation Institute explores the different definitions and terminology related to insulation installation, what code says about it (and what it doesnít) and why all this matters for home construction, whether itís code built homes or those meeting more stringent high performance targets.

Insulation Institute: Proper Batt Installation, Why Builders Should Care
Insulation Institute online guide Proper Batt Installation, Why Builders Should Care covers the business case for builders on why insulation installation matters, costs of different insulation installation approaches, and a quality management checklist to help builders, raters and insulation contractors collaborate to deliver proper, Grade I installations. (PDF)

NAIMA: Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool Insulation Are Engineered To Perform
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association bulletin Fiber Glass & Mineral Wool Insulation - Engineered to Outperform provides information on the performance, installation productivity, versatility, manufacturing and installation safety, and lifecycle sustainability of fiber glass and mineral wool insulation for homes. (PDF)

NAIMA: Installation Of Fiber Glass Batt Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online guide describes how to properly install fibreglass batt insulation in various areas of a house. (PDF)

NAIMA: Installation Of Loose Fill Fiberglass Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online guide describes how to properly install loose fill fibreglass insulation in various areas of a house. (PDF)

NAIMA: Pictorial Guide For Installing Batt Installation Around Building Obstructions
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association pictorial guide describes how to insulate around obstacles such as electrical boxes, recessed lighting, wires and cables, piping, exhaust fans and duct connectors. It shows insulating tips on cutting and fitting insulation batts into places like under stairways, around fireplaces, tubs and showers, and band joists and how to check for compression, gaps, voids or misalignments and more. (PDF)

NAIMA: Pictorial Guide On Critical Details For Installing Batt Insulation
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association online pictorial guide on installing batt insulation for attic hatches, ceilings with and without attics, roof decks, around ventilation baffles and chutes, and floors and knee walls with fiber glass and rock wool batt insulation. (PDF)

Owens Corning: Achieve Grade 1 Fiberglas Batt Installations
Owens Corning online guide describes what it means to get to RESNET's Grade 1 in insulation installation quality, and includes a checklist that builders and insulation installers can use to help ensure they get Grade 1 when installing fiberglass batts. (PDF)

Owens Corning: Achieving RESNET Grade I Rating With Fiberglas Batts
Owens Corning online video describes proper techniques for installing fiberglass batt insulation to increase the likelihood of achieving a RESNET Grade 1 rating.

US DOE: Blown Insulation for Cavities of Existing Exterior Walls
Building America Solution Center describes issues and considerations for installing blown insulation into exterior wall cavities of existing homes with minimal disruption to occupants.
Product Supply

NAIMA: North American Fiberglass & Rock Wool Plant Locations
North American Insulation Manufacturers Association lists all fiber glass, rock wool and slag wool production facilities in North America for NAIMA member companies. (PDF)
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