Though insulation is primarily used for its thermal properties and how it can contribute to the energy efficiency performance of a building, it can also provide protection against moisture and fire, as well as help with sound absorption. However, traditionally, insulation products have not been manufactured with the most environmentally friendly materials in mind, containing pollutants such as formaldehyde. Below are three insulants that have been made considering their potential environmental impacts.

Architect's Selin Ashaboglu presents three environmentally-friendly insulation panels:

AFB Evo by Roxul
Made of natural stone and recycled content, this formaldehyde-free stone wool batt insulation is suitable for new construction and retrofit commercial interior partitions. Read more

Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board by Kingspan
Suitable for a host of installation applications including wall, floor, soffit, rainscreen, and concrete sandwich wall systems. Read more

Thermafiber SAFB FF by Owens Corning
Batts are available in a range of thicknesses from 1.5" to 7", and have an NRC rating of up to 1.20, depending on the thickness. Read more

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