Best Industries 2012: Residential Construction | 5 Trends in Green Homebuilding

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Eco-Friendly Insulation

Insulation can be a great way for a house to go green, as it can help reduce energy consumption--and new materials make insulation products even more environmentally friendly. Eco Tec Insulation uses spray foam to insulate homes; the Icynene spray does not emit chemicals and improves the air quality inside houses, according to the company’s website. Once sprayed into the wall, ceiling or floor, the foam expands to fill the area, and it can conserve up to 40% of a home’s energy loss.

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