A naturally green product.
From a naturally green manufacturer.
Nu-Wool is a naturally "green" product and a naturally "green" manufacturer. Over 150 tons of paper are recycled each business day at Nu-Wool – the equivalent of 2,550 trees! Most of this paper is recycled newspaper, collected by non-profit groups like Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, and civic clubs, as well as recycling programs.
- Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation vs. fiberglass insulation
Producing Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is more energy efficient than manufacturing fiberglass insulation. Using Nu-Wool Premium Cellulose Insulation is more than a smart choice for its comfort and savings benefits, Nu-Wool is environmentally friendly even in the manufacturing process. Fiberglass insulation is made by melting sand and recovered glass in gas-fired furnaces. It takes at least 8,500 BTU’s of energy to produce a pound of fiberglass insulation. Cellulose insulation is produced by processing post-consumer recovered paper through electrically driven mills. Estimates for the embodied energy of a pound of cellulose vary from 150 to 750 BTU’s. Converting this to BTU’s-per-R, it takes at least 10 times MORE energy to make fiberglass insulation than to produce cellulose insulation.
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Since less energy is used to manufacture cellulose insulation, and less fuel is consumed in building using cellulose insulation, the atmospheric emissions which contrubute to global warming are much reduced.